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Video Interview: Nikki Durkin from Y Combinator

Monday, 7 May 2012 | By Orsi Parkanyi

This article first appeared May 7th, 2012.

 

Nikki Durkin is a well-known name in the Australian start-up world.

 

Nikki has been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald as one of the top 100 most influential people in Sydney. She is a true inspiration with a passion for encouraging more women into tech-entrepreneurship.

 

She started her first online business, KultKandy, selling t-shirts on eBay, when she was only 15.

 

At 18, she partnered with Pollenizer and launched 99dresses.com, the world’s first Infinite Wardrobe of Free Fashion for women. 99dresses opened for trading in September 2010 and has been growing ever since.

 

She has since been accepted into a three-month program with Silicon Valley’s illustrious Y Combinator.

 

In this interview, recorded in December last year, I asked her about how her journey started, how she fits into the male-dominated tech start-up scene as a woman, and where she is headed.

 

Enjoy our interview with this talented and influential young woman entrepreneur, Nikki Durkin.