For nearly a decade, we’ve been working here at Web Directions to help
build a world-class, web focussed industry and profession here in
Australia. From humble beginnings, bringing together 200 web
developers, we’ve grown to one of the world’s biggest and most
respected web design, development and ideas focussed events.
This years Young and Influential was our biggest and toughest yet to judge. Rather than use a panel of 3 or 4 judges as we did last time to come up with our top 10 scores, a cross section of readers unbiased towards the top 30 chosen by Shoe String was chosen to let us know their thoughts based on the following criteria.
Queensland based company SmartVet has successfully entered the US Market with its product VetCap – A Smarter [and some might say more fun] way of administering parasite control to cattle.VetCap® uses a purpose designed gun-like applicator to discharge a softgel capsule (GelCap) out to a range of about 10 metres. The GelCap bursts on impact, delivering a specially developed parasite control formulation onto the hide of the cow.
As more and more Australians take to their smart phones to compare prices and track down the best bargains, business owners need to be prepared if they are going to maximise the opportunities provided by mobile phone shopping, according to e-commerce expert Adrian Mullan.
Congratulations to the People’s Choice Winner Mick Spencer! People’s Choice was chosen through social media, combining not just likes, but number of shares over facebook, throughout twitter, via stumble upon and Linkedin. It was a tight race the whole way but Mick cleverly tapped into not just his Australia wide customer base and mentor / […]
Written by Deanna Hood … Inspiring Stuff In 2006 I was faced with a pretty big task for a 14 year-old: to choose my career. Having accelerated through high-school, my youthfulness may have been exaggerated more than for some; but regardless of age, this is no easy task for a Year 12 student. Like most, […]
At 26 years old, Carl Taylor is teaching the world how to stop dreaming and start achieving. After spending over $100,000 on his personal success and business education, Carl has transformed his life into an achievement making machine. Starting his first business at age 15, Carl has gone on to start, buy and sell businesses […]
If there is one thing that Paul is good at, its community engagement in his industry. Ever since he took this role, Ive seen him out speaking and engaging with the full spectrum of the online games industry. From government and industry forums, to launching pitch decks for indie developers and speaking at many student […]
Having only been in Australia for 18 months Avis has become a pretty influential figure in the startup space – particularly within the social enterprise & change space. Having launched my her startup, mmMule in January of this year she also launched AngelMule – a social enterprise aimed an enabling travellers to give back to […]
Sarah Stavrow is the Founder and Director of The Fashion Institute, a place that already boasts hundreds of students and has now been operating for well over a year. Former fashion publicist Stavrow identified a clear gap in the industry of fashion education and sought to create something that gave those wanting to break into the […]
Sebastien is a truly inspirational guy, he’s actively promoting and supporting entrepreneurship in Australia through his startup BlueChilli – a startup which builds startups! He’s invested in 14 startups this year and will be building 100 startups by 2016. He’s building incubators in Sydney and Melbourne, mentors students and business founders and is the lead […]
Jeremy is an entrepreneurial maniac, passionate about inspiring other entrepreneurs to plan and launch successful new businesses, and maximise growth in existing enterprises. He is currently Chief Entrepreneur Officer of The Enterprise Network for Young Australians (ENYA – www.enya.org.au), a non-profit organisation established in 2003 to create Australia’s future enterprise leaders by providing access to […]
Tim is working to lead a great team of entrepreneurs building a new technology platform that helps people instantly find human resources that can help with tasks around the home and in their businesses. Through him and his cofounder’s concept and vision, they’ve already seen that Airtasker is influencing the way people think about the […]
At 16, Brandon co-founded an app development Company. Within about 7 months, he was working on 8 iPhone apps with 6 developers and wasn’t paying a cent! (profit-sharing). “Usually, it costs about $10,000+ for just ONE app and at 17, I was working on 8 of them, including one for an international gaming Company”. His […]
Chantelle is the co-founder of a non-profit orgasniation called One Girl. One Girl makes sure women and girls in Sierra Leone, West Africa get an education – when a girl is educated she is more likely to earn a better income, she will stay in school and make more independent decisions – such as marrying and having children later in life, – and if she receives an education her children are more likely to receive one too – taking whole families out of poverty.