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.
Lunchtime singing and awards for failure: The best perks from Australia's most innovative companies Amantha Imber Inventium founder
Your future customers: How to crack the gen Z code Simon Slade Affilorama co-founder
Why you should stand up for your staff (and buy a Porsche 918 Spyder) Ian Whitworth Scene Change co-founder
Why corporate content will send your customers running Luke Buesnel Story League director
How to write the perfect job advertisement Alex Hattingh Employment Hero chief people officer
How to outshine the millions of websites ranking poorly on Google Adam Rowles Inbound Marketing founder