How I did it



MyBudget founder Tammy May named Female Entrepreneur of the Year

11:26AM | Friday, 27 November 2015 | Eloise Keating

At the ceremony in Melbourne yesterday, May spoke of ho she refused to let scepticism of those around her get in the way of her dreams.

What this startup founder did before writing a single line of code

11:46AM | Wednesday, 25 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

“It was about being respectful of the amount of integrity required and the amount of trust we need to engender.”

How we built Australia’s largest fintech community

11:10AM | Monday, 23 November 2015 | Andrew Lai

Fintech Melbourne is now Australia's largest fintech community, but it hasn't been easy getting there...

Tenderfoot aims to be a personal take on travel

11:31PM | Friday, 20 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Lucas Lovell was studying in the foothills of the French Alps when he first conceived his startup.

Make allowances: Pocket money app to teach kids about finance

11:05PM | Tuesday, 17 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Reji Eapen's life changed when a young boy on the bus turned to his mother and asked for pocket money.

Why FinancialAsk’s Andrew Lai had to withdraw from his job at a big bank

11:42AM | Tuesday, 17 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Bureaucracy and lack of control led Andrew Lai to make the leap from cushy corporate job to the startup world.

Valiant Finance ready to match SMEs to lenders

11:12AM | Wednesday, 11 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

It was a desire to back his own ideas and be directly responsible for a company’s success and failures that led Alex Molloy to make the great leap of faith into the startup world.

Auto suggest: Don’t be afraid to ask for help, says Carparkit founder

11:54PM | Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Carparkit founder Nick Russell called upon mentors outside his area of expertise to assist in the development process.

‘Dating site for food’ wins hackathon

11:28AM | Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Tech-savvy foodies descended on Sydney this weekend for a two-day hackathon dedicated to all things edible.

Keeping Sociabl for this 20-year-old meant saying no to $2.5 million

11:42PM | Thursday, 5 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Brandon Reynolds was 19 and thought he had a billion dollar idea, so he emailed the entire BRW rich list.

“We don’t know anything about marketing”: Ray Chan on the rise of 9gag

11:30AM | Monday, 2 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

9gag CEO Ray Chan doesn’t really believe in marketing.

How an idea thought up over a couple of beers became a 200,000-strong startup movement

10:40PM | Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A simple idea Andrew Hyde thought up over a few beers with friends has spread to so many countries around the world that he can’t even name them all.

“An immense thirst for success”: Maestrano’s Stephane Ibos on why a great team is key to growth

10:07PM | Wednesday, 28 October 2015 | Kye White

Maestrano co-founder Stephane Ibos on the progress his startup has made since closing a $1.5 million funding round last year.

“It was three months of sleepless nights”: What happened after these entrepreneurs suddenly raised $15 million

10:39PM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Broede Carmody

The founders of Aussie crowdfunding success story Flow Hive have spoken out about the difficulties associated with suddenly running a multi-million business overnight and dealing with the pressure of meeting deadlines and customer expectations.

Building the world's biggest small software company

10:21PM | Thursday, 22 October 2015 | Paul Wallbank

Blown away by the internet, Meltwater founder Jorn Lyseggen planned to build the world's smallest software company. Things turned out differently.

Product – not cash – is king, says WhosOnLocation’s Darren Whitaker-Barnett

10:54PM | Thursday, 15 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

The founder of a New Zealand startup now operating in 14 countries says the secret to his success was focusing on building a world-class product.

Trends from the guy making apps before the App Store existed

10:13PM | Monday, 12 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

App pioneer Cody Bunea says companies and startups need to stop treating every aspect of customer engagement separately and start approaching it all as a cohesive whole.

Inspiring Women: Lisa Messenger – author, entrepreneur, challenger

10:41PM | Friday, 9 October 2015 | Women’s Agenda

With fans including Sir Richard Branson, Best-selling author Bradley Trevor Grieve, and a social media following of over 100,000, Lisa’s vision is to build a community of likeminded people who want to change the world.

Finish up: Closing my startup was the best decision I ever made

10:30PM | Wednesday, 7 October 2015 | Tahlia Mandie

When everyone tells you to “just give it a go,” and you do, no one can ever tell you what your day-to-day life will soon entail.

Founder spotlight: 16 questions with GreenSocks’ Richard Eastes

9:30PM | Monday, 28 September 2015 | Steven Speldewinde

Richard Eastes grew car rental comparison website, VroomVroomVroom from his bedroom at his parents' house into a $2m EBIT business. Now he's back with a new startup.