Profiles

Not just a nice-to-have: Girl Geek Academy’s CEO on why more women in Stem is good for society

The long-term solution to women being underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) lies in fostering gender equality in the classroom, according to...

Meet the designer duo combatting cultural cringe with their ‘no BS’ stock photo library

When local companies rely on imported imagery to speak to “the world’s best BS detectors” (i.e. Australian consumers) they risk eroding their brand loyalty...

Just the Tonik: How this father-daughter duo went global with their supplements brand

Combining their expertise in marketing and pharmaceuticals, Queensland father/daughter duo Glenn and Pip Summerville have wasted no time in taking to the global stage...

How SelfWealth’s MD got his startup IPO-ready

Startups contemplating an IPO must have all their ducks in a row and be willing to get their hands dirty, says Andrew Ward, founder...

New customer initiatives shouldn’t come at the expense of culture says hipages CEO David Vitek

Taking a lead in Australia’s home improvement sector has involved eliminating friction points for home owners, letting go of the past and an equal...

“Leaky buckets”: Switch Automation’s CEO on helping companies to create smart buildings

Having recently closed a US$3.8m Series A round led by Allectus Capital, Switch Automation is now – in the words of co-founder and CEO...

Linking startup success with self-worth is disastrous, says entrepreneur Jamie Pride

Having birthed more than half a dozen startups and steered some of Australia’s biggest corporates, you’d think that Sydney's Jamie Pride has much to...

Lean startup, lean team: BioConnected’s Sven Rees on being ahead of the game in sports tech

BioConnected's ‘world-first’ fitness headphones have only been on the market for a few months but – to 'stay ahead of the game' – the Sydney-based...

Breaking with tradition: Shout Media’s Greg Vidler on why printing endures in business

Launched at the height of the GFC in 2007, Sydney-based print production company Shout Media gained traction by capitalising on increased demand from organisations...

Success you can see: nine female entrepreneurs on the attitudes that fuel growth in business

To enable more and more ambitious women to forge new horizons in business, the entrepreneurial narrative must be rewritten to be more gender inclusive....

“No doubt”: Catalysr’s co-founder weighs in on Western Sydney’s future as a major startup hub

After a long, fruitless search for meaningful engineering work in Australia, Pakistanti expat Usman Iftikhar resolved to ‘create his own future’ by starting a...

Ice breaker: MarketLend’s CEO on his mission to release SMEs from the ‘stranglehold’ of banks

After spending decades working in the ‘big end of town’, Sydney barrister Leo Tyndall turned his efforts to the ‘smaller end’, eager to help...

“Rocket science is no easy feat”: Fleet’s CEO on paving the way for space startups in Australia

When Fleet launched in 2015, its three founders faced an uphill battle. They had created an IoT nanosatellite technology startup in Adelaide at a...

“Wild ride”: Opus Medical’s COO on improving cancer treatment as his startup goes global

Harnessing technology more than a decade in the making, the medical minds behind Opus Medical are pursuing a global opportunity exceeding $800 million to...

Tens of millions of ‘smart kegs’ envisioned by CEO of startup using IoT to empower brewers

Michael Burton’s love affair with beer started when his wife Brooke put him onto the ‘good stuff’. Since then, the Wollongong duo have made...

“Working 80-hour weeks isn’t cool”: Digilante’s MD on making time for fun as his agency grows

Bonding over a mutual client, their complementary skillsets and a shared love of Guiness, Sydneysiders Kiel Van Daal and Eric O’Brien joined forces for...

“I’m confident we’ll get there”: Checkbox’s CEO on his regtech startup’s Atlassian-sized plans

Despite having only launched in January, last year, Checkbox has already amassed a small fortune of accolades. Notably, the Sydney-based regtech startup was named...

“I have to pinch myself”: Better Skin Better Life’s founder on her story’s global reach

Sick of ‘paying out the nose’ for acne treatments that yielded no results, Sydney-based marketer Rebecca Mason resolved to help herself – and other...

“We’re positioned to be amongst the world’s top 50 fintechs next year,” says MoneyMe CEO

Millennial-centric fintech lender MoneyMe has hit some impressive milestones in 2017. In addition to reaching $150 million in loans funded, the North Sydney startup...

Feed unconscious minds, embrace good failure: Dr Amantha Imber talks innovation strategies

Businesses risk being disrupted if they don’t create environments where people can sit in their ‘challenge sweet spot’, have freedom to express crazy ideas...