StartupSmart’s Future Makers
Tuesday, July 26, 2011/
Increasingly, age is becoming less of a barrier to building innovative, sustainable businesses. But young entrepreneurs still face significant hurdles, especially when it comes to accessing funding and drawing upon relevant experience.
Which is why those that do succeed are noteworthy. StartupSmart has picked out 25 of these business builders for our inaugural Future Makers list.
Unlike other ‘young entrepreneur’ lists that portray anyone under the age of 40 as being an up-and-comer, we’ve gone for genuine youth. Only those aged 25 and under have made the cut.
There is no ranking as such for Future Makers, but the list is as varied as it is impressive. Some make the cut for stunning starts to their entrepreneurial careers, while others are recognised for the potential of their ventures.
The offerings of the businesses range from education to cloud computing, from construction to lingerie.
What they have in common, however, is that we feel they will among Australia’s premier entrepreneurs before the decade is out.
So who made the list? To find out, read our full Future Makers list, complete with a profile of each of the 25 tyro entrepreneurs, below.
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Webcams and monitored bathroom breaks: Why employee monitoring is counter-productive Ian Whitworth Scene Change co-founder
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Why retailers have no idea about the future Dean Salakas The Party People chief
There's only one way to attract and retain millennial talent — but it'll cost you a few bricks Lauren Lowe Future Fitouts co-founder
Advice for going green, from one chief executive to another James Chin Moody Sendle co-founder