2010’s Hot 30 Under 30
Meet the Hot 30 Under 30:
In just five years David Hancock has grown his on-site computer repairs and support company Geeks2u to employ more than 100 staff across the country.
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Justus Wilde founded his Sydney-based eCommerce specialist agency in 2006, frustrated at what he saw as the strong technology focus taken by other agencies that forgot to address the strategic issues for their clients.
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Daniel Monheit & Justin Kabbani
Like many digital agencies, Hard Hat Digital is walking the path from being a web development company towards being a full-service digital-based advertising agency.
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Alan Meyerson spotted the opportunity to take over the reins of teleshopping company Danoz Direct in 2004 and immediately began listening to customers to find out what they really wanted.
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Brett Lucas' family opened its first video rental business as an independent store in Huonville, Tasmania.
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Rhys Hayes is not even 30, yet already his digital marketing and communications agency IE is almost a decade old and employs 35 people.
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Neil Singh & Candida Stephens
Fidarsi started life as an online retail store for high-end luxury designer furniture, eliminating much of the traditional costs such as showrooms and warehouses. That means it could sell quality, comfortable designer furniture at a fraction of the retail price.
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Zoe Warne started her online marketing agency, August, with partner Daniel Banik in 2005 – albeit in the month of September.
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The colourful life of Russian-born Perth-based entrepreneur Eugeni "Zhenya" Tsvetnenko has included everything from allegations of running a mobile SMS scam through to flying US rap star Snoop Dogg to perform at his 29th birthday.
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When Brendan Green founded his consulting business in 2005 few people in the mining industry had heard of the concept of occupational hygiene.
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In only seven years Pete Williams has sunk his fingers into a wide range of pies. His Preneur Group includes a nationwide telecommunications equipment seller (Infiniti Telecommunications), a message-on-hold provider (On Hold Advertising) and a boutique marketing consulting company (Preneur Marketing).
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Andrew Teoh founded his mobile software business Mint Wireless with brother Alex back in 2006 with less than $500,000.
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Jeremy Levit quit his job at law firm Allens Arthur Robinson to become an entrepreneur, founding two equally successful businesses in separate sectors. He says it was a hard move to go from "a harbour view to a desk in my bedroom", but the gamble paid off.
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Andrew & Richard Branson
Andrew and Richard Branson set up IF Telecom with the specific aim of catering to SMEs. "Most small businesses were paying far too much for their telecommunications and receiving a very poor or at times, non-existent service," Andrew says.
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Anthea Hendry started Hypoxi Australia after being convinced by sister Ariana that the pair could emulate the success of Hypoxi treatment clinics in Europe.
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When he was 19, Costa Anastasiadis thought he would follow his love of soccer and eventually scored a professional contract with the English Scarborough football club. But after only three years, he was forced to return home due to struggles and health issues in the family business.
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