We have made a few changes to our annual Women in Technology list for 2016. The first and most obvious being that it is now purely focused on women in technology, with the second being that, given our expansion into New Zealand last year, we are now including both countries on the list. Thirdly, we’re doing away with the under 40 age limit we used to apply.
Each year, Startup Daily publishes a list of the most influential young Australians across various industries. The publication of this list usually coincides with other lists celebrating the achievements of individuals under the age of 40 like the BRW Young Rich List, which comes out later this week.
Each year, Startup Daily publishes its Top 50 male entrepreneurs list, recognising the talent and achievements of young men creating startup companies. Much like our Top 50 female entrepreneurs list published in March, we use a wide set of metrics in putting this list together.
Unlike other lists of this nature we use a wide set of metrics in putting this list together, this means that although financial turnover or capital raised by the entrepreneurs business is a factor we look at is is not the primary metric. In addition to revenue our team looked at social influence, the entrepreneurs own industry influence, the overall importance of their company mission, the current traction of the company rather than the age of the company and of course being a startup focused publication the list has a bias towards technology based business founders. In fact all women on this years list have utilised technology in some way to scale their venture.
While athletes in post-match interviews often chalk wins down to every player going out and leaving it all on the field, almost every aspect of a player’s on-field performance today is tracked and monitored to maximise their effectiveness. The field of analytics has become big business, with teams tracking things such as tactics and player fitness.
There is a company called Terracycle that was founded in 2001 by a guy called Tom Szaky. Terracycle is one of the fastest growing green companies in the world.
From Pop Culture to Politics, Business to Babies – all of these high growth media startups have put in the hard work, have experienced the manic depressive up and down cycle of building and maintaining an engaged audience and are now emerging as key influencers across the Australian media landscape.
In 2012, Zach Kitschke (now head of comms at Canva) penned a great article on the From Little Things blog called THE HARDWARE RENAISSANCE: IS IT HITTING AUSSIE SHORES? – in the past two years, I would say it’s safe to say that statement was pretty true and that we have some brilliant entrepreneurs in this country conceptualising and building some of the most amazing hardware products the world has ever seen.
The changes these people are trying to make in the world are wide and varied, from cleaning up pollution of our waterways to continuing the fight for the status of women in our workforce. Each cause is important and each person is a true crusader giving a voice to many that are not fortunate enough to be in position to voice theirs.
When compiling this list, we looked at estimated revenues, traction within the specific industry the entrepreneur’s business is in and scalability based on current activities and future plans for the business. Here is our list of Australia’s top male entrepreneurs under the age of 40.
Our list of 25 people that should be recognised in the Australian community for the work they are doing when it comes to social entrepreneurship and change making. The list was chosen by looking at the causes they were championing, their media and marketing activities, the strategies they use to drive awareness and the impact they are currently making.