Framework… Putting Hangzen in the Picture

Framework… Putting Hangzen in the Picture

Luke Norman’s picture hanging business originated from humble beginnings in a vacant space under his home back in 2005. This young entrepreneur was onto a great idea and had the determination and drive to make it a success. As a Brisbane-based operation within a very niche industry, the business very quickly had a national reach….

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Small Queensland Engineering Firm reaches Big Environmental Milestone in Recycling Plastics

Small Queensland Engineering Firm reaches Big Environmental Milestone in Recycling Plastics

EO Brisbane Member, Mark Combe, is now driving a revolutionary new method of replacing steel mesh used in concrete reinforcement with recycled plastic which has seen his Queensland engineering firm Fibercon recycle over 50 tons of plastic waste. Developed in conjunction with researchers from Queensland’s James Cook University the technology uses recycled polypropylene plastic for…

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Let’s Do this!

Let’s Do this!

Annika Launay is no stranger to creative ideas, strategy or communications. With previous experience in hospitality, events management and marketing, five years ago Annika set up PDPR Marketing & Creative – a full-service public relations, event activation and marketing firm. Initially, Annika was introduced to the EO Accelerator Program through an associate. “I actually attended…

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Thirst for Learning!

Thirst for Learning!

Medico-Legal Experts Australia’s (MLEA) Founding Managing Director, Vanessa Aitken joined the EO Accelerator program during a pivotal moment in her company’s evolution. With an uncertain future ahead of her, Vanessa was at a crossroads. MLEA provide specialist independent medical expert opinion to National Courts across Australia, the UK and Ireland. Their customer base consists of…

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Traction empowering youth

Traction empowering youth

Sandy Murdoch has been an EO Brisbane member since 2004 and started TRACTION in 2015. Luke met Sandy onsite at a new workshop set up in December by TRACTION at an old Horticulture Compound previously a TAFE campus in Alexandra Hills. The site, which Traction hopes to secure on a ‘peppercorn’ lease basis, has plenty…

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MOOI taking on the USA

MOOI taking on the USA

Vashti Uys began her business MOOI in New Zealand five years ago and in that time it has grown to a truly global scale. MOOI (pronounced ‘moy’) means ‘beautiful’ in Afrikaans, the language of South Africa, which is where Vashti’s husband hails from and where MOOI bags are handcrafted. Ethically produced from local materials, MOOI…

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In Glass Design hitting new heights

In Glass Design hitting new heights

Adam Watts, owner of Nerang business In Glass Design, had been in business for 17 years when joined the EO Accelerator program. Though people often join the Accelerator program during the initial years of running a business, Adam felt he found the program at just the right time. “Usually people join EO when they’re trying…

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Augmented Reality meets Gamification

Augmented Reality meets Gamification

After opening her first business (the wildly popular Escape Hunt) in 2014, Giovanna Shakhovskoy caught the entrepreneurship bug. Two short years later she and her business partners started a second business, Directors of the Extraordinary, which seeks to shake up the gamification of entertainment and education even further. Those aware of the Escape Hunt concept…

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Adele thinks big at EO University Hyderabad

Adele thinks big at EO University Hyderabad

Adele Blair is the Founder and Managing Director of the Concierge Collective, a concierge service for time-poor people to outsource any task or errand they don’t have the time (or inclination) to do. As the EO Accelerator membership chair, and a founding member herself, Adele is quick to espouse the benefits she’s experienced by being…

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