Startup Daily was proud to join forces this year with the 2014 Australian Startup Awards.
This national awards program, conducted by The Entourage, Australia’s largest entrepreneurial education institute, recognises business excellence and celebrates the achievements of Australia’s top entrepreneurs under 40.
The level of engagement these companies achieve on a daily basis have marketers everywhere salivating at the mouth. If the internet has done anything for social causes, it has been allowing Activism to become the ultimate growth hacker. The only other space that achieves such incredible rapid opt-in is social media.
Last Friday, Delosa upped the ante, moving his growing empire to what is fast becoming Sydney’s startup hub, and opening up The Entourage’s Entrepreneur Development Centre (EEDC) on Harris street in Pyrmont.
It’s that time of year again folks when big crowds of young entrepreneurs get together and listen to the likes of those on the BRW Rich List that we aspire to be. Since we first started this publication, we have always been supporters of The Young Entrepreneurs Unconvention – especially since it was the catalyst that made us get off our arse and start something!
During one of their courses over the weekend, founder of The Entourage & Director of MBE Education Jack Delosa announced the new CEO of the group, Peter Lackovic. You would recall in our recent interview with Jack that the company has big plans in the education space over the next 5 years. Like build your own university big. Epic.
He was described throughout his school life as a “loveable rogue” on his report cards, someone who upon application of themselves produced results, but just generally didn’t like the school system. He now runs an education company with a goal of reaching 500 million dollars in revenue by 2023. In this interview with Jack Delosa, we go beyond the fluff and media hype of mainstream media, steer away from the “startup advice” type rhetoric often found in interviews with business builders, and we look at the reasons he is where he is today, the challenges he went through to get there and why only two years ago he flirted with the idea of packing in The Entourage and starting a real business.
The Annual Entourage Harbour Cruise is on again! 600 young entrepreneurs, Australia’s biggest names in business and an exclusive party on the harbour. Young entrepreneurship is a rising tide in Australia and the last year has seen more success stories and (positive) media attention than ever before. As such, we’re celebrating!
In this clip the founders behind the business Locomote talk about going to their first Unconvention event and how attending the event changed their business and allowed them to start scaling their business up. Hear about the core lesson they learnt and what they used to grow their business and their team.
In the weeks leading up to the Young Entrepreneurs Unconvention we will be profiling Businesses and Individuals that have attended past Conventions. Sheryl Thai is the founder and owner of Cupcake Central, she has literally built the business from a bowl and some cake mix to the forecasted 2 million dollar business that it is today in less than 3 years.
Before I even started Shoe String, I attended my first Unconvention, and it completely opened my eyes, it was in fact the arse kicking I needed to put my ideas that I had into action and begin to create a business I could actually be proud of as opposed to just thinking about one.