Aussie founder stories
MANUFACTURING · SUSTAINABLE · #32
The Dirt Company · Frankie Layton
Some people create businesses to make an impact on the planet. Frankie's business is one of those.
TECH · SOFTWARE · #31
Dovetail · Benjamin Humphrey
Benjamin and his co-founder Bradley solved the problem of collecting your customer's research and built Dovetail.
MEDIA · ADVERTISING · ART · #30
Apparition Media · Tyson Hunter
Tyson created a unique business with his mates Hamish & Tristan, hand painting murals all over Australia.
FOOD · SUSTAINABLE · #29
Raw Bulk Foods Online · Stephanie Hughes
Stephanie's inspiring story, on how she delivers Aussie grown staples to your door, minus the packaging junk
FOOD · HEALTH · #28
Gymbod · Cian Dawson & Courtney Brown
Cian & Courtney created healthy ice creams and ice blocks all made in Australia.
FLOWERS · ONLINE · #27
LVLY · Hannah Spilva & Verity Tuck
Hannah and Verity did $14 million in revenue in 2021 selling flowers online. Amazing growth for their online business.
SURF · GEAR · ONLINE · #26
Need Essentials · Ryan Scanlon
The story of Ryan, the reluctant founder and his surf company, needessentials. Cutting out the middleman and creating amazing wetsuits at great prices.
CREATIVE · COACHING · #25
The Ideas Business · Wade Kingsley
Wade is a Creativity Coach who shakes up businesses to tackle their problems in more innovative ways. he's helping businesses be better at what they do.
RUNNERS HEADWEAR · ONLINE · #24
Fractel · Matt Nuitta
Matt's business Fractel sells runners' headwear and turns over $55k a month. All while still working at his full time job.
BEER · BREWING · #23
Hawke's Brewing Co. · Nathan Lennon & David Gibson
Nathan and David's genius idea led them to start a beer company with the Aussie legend Bob Hawke. A very Australian founder story.
GEAR RENTAL · TECH · ONLINE · #22
Gecko · Ben Kennedy
Ben started Gecko making it easy for Aussies to hire hard to find gear so they can create unforgettable experiences.
TRAINING · COACHING · #21
Front and Centre Training Solutions · Grazina Fechner & Cameron Read
Griz and Cam's unique high-energy training helps business achieve their big goals. Dynamite sales coaching and management programs.
DENIM · CLOTHING · SUSTAINABLE · #20
Outland Denim · James Bartle
James created Outland Denim to help the fight against human trafficking. They create quality clothing that improves the quality of life for it's makers.
WATER BOTTLES · ONLINE · SUSTAINABLE · #19
Memobottle · Jesse Leeworthy & Jonathan Byrt
Jonno & Jesse created a design classic with their unique memobottle. They've diverted more than 100 million single-use bottles from landfill.
TRAINING · LIFE COACHING · #18
Sqr One · Ale Wiecek
Ale has started a business that redesigns and transforms people's lives. She helps you plan, design and grow as the most confident human you know.
BEER · BREWING · NON-ALCOHOLIC · #17
Heaps Normal · Peter Brennan
See how a designer, a brewer, a pro-surfer and a bearded marketer started Heaps Normal. They've created a stunning non-alcoholic beer that skips the hangover.
FOOD · SUSTAINABLE · ETHICAL · #16
Precycle Pantry · Caro Felton
Caro's mobile shop is making it easy for Aussies to shop plastic-free for pantry essentials. Bringing sustainability to your doorstep.
DOG GEAR · SUSTAINABLE ·. #15
Animals in Charge · Alex Barnett
Alex creates beautifully designed and well-made sustainable dog gear. He uses recycled, salvaged and natural materials to ensure the most minimal impact on our Earth.
PEAR JUICE · RETAIL · #14
Bae Juice · Tim O’Sullivan
Tim, Sumin and Liam got their Korean pear juice hangover cure into 2000 stores in Australia. Tim gives a very honest and Aussie look at this unique business.
TECH · SOFTWARE · DRINKS · #13
Kaddy · Rich Coombes
Rich and Mike's tech platform 'Kaddy' is disrupting the Aussie drinks industry. Kaddy is Australia’s leading wholesale beverage marketplace.
TECH · SOFTWARE · #12
Pearler · Robin Garnham
Robin's business Pearler built an artificial intelligence engine. Pearler makes it easier for businesses to sell to government and large enterprises by automating much of the process.
TRAINING · COACHING · #11
More Space For Light · Dan Levy
Dan's business is giving Aussie companies the tools to succeed. More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy. They specialise in workshop design, facilitation & training.
SURF · SWIMWEAR · ETHICAL · #10
Winki Suits · Becky & Kara (Kip) Bothma
Winki Suits is a surf and swim-wear label made for the modern lady slider. See how Becky & Kara empower women in Australia and the Philippines with their ethical production.
SUSTAINABLE · ETHICAL · #9
Single use ain't sexy · Josh Howard
Josh's startup 'Single Use Ain't Sexy' is changing how Aussies think about plastic. They're helping to clean up the world by eradicating single-use plastic bottles.
WATER BOTTLES · ONLINE · SUSTAINABLE · #8
Brooke Water · Jessie Wen
Jessie's Brooke Water is your modern sleek glass water bottle fitted with the highest grade consumer filter to bring you clean purified water on the go.
NOTEBOOKS · SUSTAINABLE · #7
Notely · Jenice Smith
Jenica created a stunning sustainable stationery company. Notely gives you the perfect blank canvas to draw, dream and jot. Designed, printed and bound in Brisbane, Australia.
FASHION · CLOTHING · SUSTAINABLE · #6
Insyze · Sylvie Wilson
See how these inspiring sisters started an online community for ethically made plus-size ladies' clothing. Discover curvy sustainable fashion.
MANUFACTURING · SUSTAINABLE · RECYCLING · #5
Great Wrap · Julia & Jordy Kay
Julia and Jordy have created the only Australian-made compostable cling wrap. Great Wrap is a revolutionary stretch wrap material made from potatoe waste.
INTERIOR DESIGN · CONSULTANCY · #4
The Great Indoors · Lee Hopkinson
Lee's business is The Great Indoors. It's a (commercial) interior design consultancy with an emphasis on customer experience and branded environments.
PRINTING · LETTERPRESS · #3
D&D Letterpress · Doug and Danika Aplin
Doug and Danika fell in love with letterpress printing and decided to create an amazing business from nothing.
LOGO DESIGN · ONLINE · #2
Joel Pringle Logo Design
See how Joel makes 30K a month profit, hand drawing unique logos while living on a yacht in Queensland, Australia.
SURF · BODYSURF · SUSTAINABLE · #1
WAW Handplanes · Rikki Gilbey
Rikki created a unique business making bodysurfing handplanes using Australian recycled plastic.
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