Tuesday 25 October
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Young, upstart entrepreneurs are nothing new. In 1971, a 21-year-old Richard Branson spent a night in prison for tax evasion, requiring his mother to put up her house as security for bail.
But in a world of falling start-up costs and a generation not happy to work endless hours for someone else, a new breed of young entrepreneurs are starting to emerge.
Today, we have recognised these innovative, tech-savvy business builders in our inaugural Future Makers list, where we’ve picked out 25 of the leading up-and-comers in Australia.
So, who have we selected as the best entrepreneurs aged under 25? Read our list to find out. Just make sure to remember where you saw them first.
Elsewhere today, we profile Paws for Life, a start-up pet food business with a difference, and mentor Phil Alexander has the inside word on the questions investors will fire at you in a pitch situation.
The art of business drinking: How to make deals, networks and friends Ian Whitworth Scene Change co-founder
Bridging the gap: Why regular customer surveys are key to good business Sonia Majkic 3 Phase Marketing co-founder
Six reasons every workplace should have a resident dog Michael Tiyce Tiyce & Lawyers principal
How we created an engaging online course with a 91% completion rate Emma Green Your CEO Mentor co-founder
Five things to consider before you launch a family business Monique Bolland Nuzest co-founder
Why Australian businesses are the new owned media moguls Jonathan Hopkins Marketing