The first act: Gina Lednyak

- September 14, 2018 3 MIN READ

Traditionally, the first act establishes character, relationships and setting; it’s where the first plot point happens. This series collects the ‘first act’ jobs, careers or businesses of entrepreneurs. Introducing Gina Lednyak… Gina Lednyak finds opportunity. Or rather, she makes opportunities happen. “I started working when I was thirteen – literally the second I legally could.… Read more »


The future is online for entrepreneur Mick Dempsey

- April 17, 2018 2 MIN READ

Serial entrepreneur, Mick Dempsey is no stranger to fintech. His first venture Ezidebit, a payment solution for small businesses, helped change the way payments were processed for SMEs. Started in Brisbane in 1999, the business grew to become one of Australia’s leading payment processors. By the time Dempsey and his brother sold Ezidebit for a… Read more »


Win a trip to Hong Kong: ShareRing calls for entrepreneur pitches

- April 13, 2018 2 MIN READ

To coincide with its APAC expansion, on-demand, two-sided marketplace in the sharing economy, ShareRing, is giving two, creative entrepreneurs the opportunity to win a free trip to Hong Kong, to present a five-minute business pitch to an audience of 120 people. ShareRing urges creative entrepreneurs who want to make a big impact in the sharing economy to submit their emerging business… Read more »


Study finds funding gap continues between male and female entrepreneurs

- March 8, 2018 2 MIN READ

99designs’ second annual global poll of entrepreneurs has discovered significant similarities between the way men and women run a business. However, when it comes to raising outside capital for new ventures, a massive funding gap still exists. According to the International Women’s Day Entrepreneurship survey of more than 3,000 entrepreneurs, men are twice as likely as… Read more »


Disrupting industries “like a girl”

- March 7, 2018 3 MIN READ

Business mentor Smriti Goswami tackles the issue of lack of female entrepreneurs in male-dominated industries Smriti Goswami has never let “being a girl” hold her back from chasing her dreams. From a Navy Diving Course, to a commercial pilots’ licence and adventure-sport excellence, Smriti has excelled in many traditionally male-dominated arenas. Now Smriti, a life… Read more »


10 tips on introducing a product to the market

- November 8, 2017 4 MIN READ

You have a game-changing invention that you want to launch – with a bit of careful planning, collaboration and determination, your stroke of genius could be up and running before you know it. Here are 10 tips to successfully bring your product to the market. Love what you’re doing It’s easier if you believe in… Read more »