Future Makers


10 pearls of wisdom from the Future Makers

10:43PM | Tuesday, 25 October 2011 |  Wisdom, as they say, comes with age. But when it comes to starting up, the lessons not only come thick and fast, they also come early. We’ve picked out 10 of the best start-up tips from Australia’s premier under-25 entrepreneurs.

Meet the Future Makers

10:51PM | Monday, 24 October 2011 |  Increasingly, age isn’t a barrier to starting a successful business. Indeed, in some areas – think technology, social media and online retail – youth can be a valuable commodity.

Michael Jarocki

10:41AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 |  By his own admission, Michael Jarocki was bored by school. His ambitions flitted from becoming an actor, then professional snowboarder, followed by musician.

Marcus Layton

10:37AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 |  Marcus Layton is the co-founder of Bizz Buzz, which describes itself as Australia’s only group-buying site dedicated to small business.

Aleksandar Svetski

10:34AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 |  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.

Mike Boyd

10:30AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 |  Mike Boyd started Cupstart out of sheer frustration – he was sick and tired of waiting in around in coffee queues.

Melanie Jay Hobson

10:28AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 |  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.

Owen McCrink

10:26AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 |  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.

Michael O’Brien

10:25AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 |  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.

Jarrad Morgan

10:22AM | Monday, 24 October 2011 |  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.