Future Makers 2012
Liza Shulyayeva is an Australian and Ukrainian dual citizen living in Stockholm, where she works as a build manager at a game development studio called DICE.
Just three years ago, Costabir was a 21-year-old with absolutely no business experience. Now she owns and operates two firms – The Lingerie Boutique and Sheer Novice.
What do you do if your founding team is decimated by the undeniable lure of working for tech giants Google, Apple and Facebook?
Shrestha heads up Apex Hunting, which supplies archery equipment for everyone from beginners to professionals via a website and an eBay store. It was founded in January last year.
Two young brothers might not sound like the ideal candidates to launch a nappy business, but Toby and Jason Schulz are unwavering in their vision for MyNappies.
Donazzan became interested in the concept of online auctions while running an eBay-based business in school.
Forced to scour op shops for clothes that she liked, Hasaballah struck upon the idea of launching an eCommerce site and accompanying blog to showcase little-known designers and offer something to shoppers who want something a little different.
Zac Altman was an IT student at the University of Technology in Sydney when he entered a competition to design applications for Android smartphones.
Despite being just 18 years old, Lachy Groom has launched and sold three businesses. His fourth start-up, Cardnap, allows users to search for discounted gift cards and resell their own.
Conventional wisdom suggests that you need a solid set of figures and serious runs on the board before investors will even look sideways at your start-up.