Future Makers 2011



Michael Jarocki

10:41AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 | Kate Sallai

By his own admission, Michael Jarocki was bored by school. His ambitions flitted from becoming an actor, then professional snowboarder, followed by musician.

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Marcus Layton

10:37AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 | Kate Sallai

Marcus Layton is the co-founder of Bizz Buzz, which describes itself as Australia’s only group-buying site dedicated to small business.

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Aleksandar Svetski

10:34AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 | Kate Sallai

Aleksandar Svetski is the founder of Green Tiger Energy, which is in the business of solar and renewable energy systems, and is tipped to take the sector by storm.

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Mike Boyd

10:30AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 | Kate Sallai

Mike Boyd started Cupstart out of sheer frustration – he was sick and tired of waiting in around in coffee queues.

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Melanie Jay Hobson

10:28AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 | Kate Sallai

Melanie Hobson is the co-founder of Cleaning Maid Easy, which helps busy people source cleaners who are not only reliable but are fairly employed and receive the right benefits.

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Owen McCrink

10:26AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 | Kate Sallai

Owen McCrink is the founder of ReGadget, an online service offering instant cash prizes in exchange for mobile phones, digital cameras, MP3 players and consoles.

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Michael O’Brien

10:25AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 | Kate Sallai

Michael O’Brien was working in hospitality jobs while studying drama at university when he realised that he had plenty of ideas on how the industry could be improved.

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Jarrad Morgan

10:22AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 | Kate Sallai

Landing a CSIRO tender is tough enough, even if you’re not a 23-year-old entrepreneur with a business that’s less than a year old.

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Aulay Macaulay

10:21AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 | Kate Sallai

Roster Plus is the brainchild of Aulay Macaulay, who became inspired after watching his girlfriend struggle to juggle work shifts and university classes due to an ineffective roster system.

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Adam Dong

10:19AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 | Kate Sallai

Adam Dong is the co-founder of Pick A Quote, a system that reverses the order of how business is done in the services sector.

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