Launching before Startup America and Startup UK launched their country initiatives, Tassie lead the way and are building quite the entrepreneurial culture for startups. Dr Polly McGee one of the founding members will also be writing for Shoe String and bringing us the best the Tasmanian startup scene has to offer!
According to entrepreneur Nikki Durkin, women do not wear 80% of what is in their wardrobe. So at the age of 16 she started to develop the idea of an infinite wardrobe of fashion, that is now known as 99dresses.
Kate Lewin is the founder of new web-based business, Hire Me Creative. Through Hire Me Creative, Kate aims to raise the creative bar in Australia by bringing the design community together through networking and community development. As an established, credible designer in her own right, Ms Lewin wants to make things fairer for emerging designers and other creative suppliers who face different challenges than she did as a new designer.
Amy Richards decided to pack in her job as a lawyer, swap the city life for the sea, and start building Sterling and Hyde. This is more than just a place that sells handbags, their growing success is due to their unique customer service and giving women what they really want.
Sortec Ly is fast becoming one of the faces of eco-friendly creative inventions in the world of Kid’s cubby houses. His company Puggy is up for the prestigious Australian Business Award for 2011 and he has big plans for the coming 12 months to expand his business.
Advances in technology are giving shoppers a new source of power and retailers are now challenged with finding new and innovative ways to engage shoppers, drive traffic back into stores and convert that traffic into sales.
MiiBrand created by Jeremy Fisher and Ben Howden, and launching in July to the public looks to solve those problems.
This team of adventure-seeking free spirits take great pride in scouring the city to uncover the latest, the unique and the most inspiring things to do, places to eat, and ways to unwind. The team run by the ethos that life is too short to spend in front of the television eating frozen dinners- and they know that you do too. But this isn’t a one-way street – the Lime&Tonic Team rely on you, the people that have made Sydney their playground, to help spread the joy to other Lime&Tonic members. So send in those HipTips.
Only 15 months old, Flourish PR, a boutique PR firm in Melbourne is a perfect solution to help your startup brand grow and flourish. Founder, Angela Ceberano is starting to make a real name for herself in the industry and is attracting a star studded list of clients.
Ben Bradshaw is one of Australia’s online marketing and Google Adwords pioneers. He is the Director of Australia’s largest Australian owned AdWords Management Company, and one of Australia’s most sought after speakers and trainers on the subject. And he is only 27!