Young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs

Find startup business help, news, features and advice for young entrepreneurs, from support and inspiration for young entrepreneurs to examples of successful young entrepreneurs

Advice What are the pros and cons of being a young entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs come in all shapes, sizes and ages, but young entrepreneurs face their own challenges.

Advice How do I start up while at university?

Starting a business while studying at university can be a great way to test what you learn in the classroom in a real-world environment.

News Pre-launch start-up TheBestDay scores $1.1 million in funding

Young entrepreneur Whitney Komor has scored $1.1 million from OneVentures and Sydney Angels for her social planning start-up TheBestDay, which is still months away from launching.

News “How we raised funds pre-development”: SpotJobs co-founder tells

Another new niche job site, SpotJobs, is preparing for its national media launch next month, having already received seed funding and office space from residential builder Simonds Homes.

News Co-working space Hub spreads to Adelaide to add some “entrepreneurial bloom”

The South Australian government will provide $1 million to help establish Hub Adelaide, which joins Hub Melbourne and Hub Sydney, to try and capitalise on the city’s “entrepreneurial boom”.

News Nanotek to clean up in eastern Europe following further expansion

Australian car-cleaning franchise Nanotek is expanding into the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria, with founder Jim Cornish attributing the move to the region’s “entrepreneurial spirit”.

News Instagram hits 100 million users – three things you can learn

The co-founder of Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram has outlined key reasons for the company’s success, after hitting 100 million users since its launch in October 2010.

News Stellar cast looks likely for young entrepreneurs summit

The founders of successful start-ups Zambrero, TOM Organic and Shoes of Prey are among the Australian entrepreneurs shortlisted for the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (YEA) Summit.

News Young entrepreneurs to cut their teeth in Subway’s virtual shop challenge

Young entrepreneurs are being encouraged to enter a Subway competition in which they build, operate and promote a virtual restaurant for the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to the US.

News Young entrepreneurs offered $5,000 grant to apply for global summit

Young entrepreneurs who apply for a spot at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (YEA) Summit will go in the running for a $5,000 business grant, awarded by an expert panel.

News Recruitment platform OneShift in bid to raise up to $30 million

Recruitment start-up OneShift is hoping to raise up to $30 million to fund its expansion into New Zealand and south-east Asia, with US venture capital firms among the list of possible investors.

News Startmate seeks “exceptional” techies to act as trump cards

Mentor-driven seed fund Startmate is seeking “exceptional” developers and designers for its newly launched Trump Cards program, which offers insight into life as a start-up.

Features Why eBay liked the look of a Melbourne start-up

Expectations are high for Melbourne start-up and eBay preferred shipping supplier Ship2Anywhere, which won two titles at the 2012 StartupSmart Awards. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

News Atlassian rolls out second ‘Hack House’ for budding techies

The first class of Atlassian Hack House graduates have highlighted their achievements since participating in the program, after the second class began work yesterday.

News Aussie coffee start-up Harris+Hoole under fire over Tesco investment

A trio of London-based Australian entrepreneurs has been forced to defend its coffee shop start-up Harris+Hoole for giving the image of an independent chain while being part-owned by UK retail giant Tesco.

News Sumo Salad co-founder James Miller dies from suspected drug overdose

Australian entrepreneur James Miller, who co-founded food franchise Sumo Salad before turning his attention to the re-launch of old Sydney pubs, has died of a suspected drug overdose.

News Primary schools to teach business under new govt plan

Primary school students will be taught the fundamentals of business and economics under a new move by the Gillard government, but a small business group says a more specialised program should be implemented.

News Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine announce their top entrepreneurs of 2012

Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine and Deloitte Technology have announced their lists of the most impressive business leaders of 2012.

News Meggle app lets nightclubbing students live it up on the cheap

Two university students have highlighted the importance of cross-promotion on social media, after creating an app that allows students to gain access to nightclubs and bars at a cheaper rate.

Taskmaster Kids these days! Gen Y is more entrepreneurial than you think

Are kids too lazy these days? Old Taskmaster recently learnt a valuable business lesson from a group of Gen Ys.

News Eight start-ups selected for Incubate program at University of Sydney

The University of Sydney Union’s Incubate program has selected the eight successful start-up teams who will use $5,000 grants to develop their ideas over the university’s summer break.

News Australian start-up StethoCloud snags $75,000 grant from Microsoft

An Australian start-up that developed a solution to diagnose childhood pneumonia has won a $75,000 grant after being named the runner-up of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program.

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