Start-up Profiles


Gap in self-storage market drives Taxibox to bring the goods

7:22PM | Wednesday, 3 July 2013 |  Tenacity and a determination not to fail have been the motivating drivers for Ben Cohn and Jeremy Rosen and their mobile self-storage business Taxibox.


12:54PM | Monday, 12 December 2011 |  Connect2Field chief executive Steven Orenstein talks to StartupSmart about the company’s interest in mum-and-dad businesses, and its plans to go global.


11:49PM | Wednesday, 30 November 2011 |  Guy Sewell talks to StartupSmart about how he aims to take his business’ technology, an interactive - 3D way of displaying online information - global.

11:08PM | Monday, 28 November 2011 | founder Jon Manning talks to StartupSmart about how he hopes his idea will change the way people do business.

Lisa Loves Admin

11:34PM | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 |  While working as an executive assistant, Lisa Regester realised that she could do just as good a job on her own. She explains how her venture – Lisa Loves Admin – is getting on.


11:40PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 |  AdviDeals is a group-buying website offering advertising deals to businesses on a daily basis. Founding director Brenton Tickner talks about the pros and cons of working with media owners.


11:54PM | Wednesday, 16 November 2011 |  Attending a festival in Melbourne, Georgia Beattie was struck by an unusual idea – why not try to sell single-serve portions of wine to consumers?

Project PowerUp

11:07PM | Monday, 14 November 2011 |  Project PowerUp is the brainchild of Ryan Wardell, who bills the business as Australia’s first crowd-funding platform for start-ups.


11:56PM | Tuesday, 8 November 2011 |  Entrepreneur Michael Giles is now in the launch phase of his sharemarket-based business, Roboinvest. He explains how he’s getting on.


11:29PM | Monday, 7 November 2011 |  Mobile start-up Tapit is attempting to take the world of near field communications (NFC) technology by storm. Co-founder Jamie Conyngham explains how the business is faring.