THE NEWS WRAP: Health food entrepreneur Carolyn Creswell takes out Business Woman of the Year crown
Wednesday, November 21, 2012/
‘Muesli queen’ Carolyn Creswell has been named the Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year at an awards ceremony last night, 20 years after spending $1,000 to get her venture up and running.
Creswell is the founder of Melbourne-based firm Carman’s Fine Foods, which now commands a turnover of around $50 million and employs 130 people.
Telstra said Creswell’s “great business model and work ethic” saw her emerge from a competitive field to land its annual prize.
Tinkler’s Patinack Farm to be liquidated
A court has ordered the liquidation of Patinack Farm, the property operated by mining magnate Nathan Tinkler, according to Fairfax.
On Tuesday, Tinkler’s Mulsanne Resources was wound up with a $28.4 million debt. Meanwhile, his main business, Tinkler Group Holdings, is the subject of winding up proceedings over a $145,000 debt.
Kickstarter sued over 3D printer
US crowdfunding website Kickstarter is being sued over allegations of a patent infringement on a 3D printer.
Formlabs has raised more than $2.9 million from the contributions of 2,000 users in order to build the device.
However, 3D Systems, a printer company, claims that Formlabs’ design infringes upon its patent. It is suing both Formlabs and Kickstarter.
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