With the race on in Australia to explore more sustainable food production methods, global technology groups Bühler and Vyncke are backing local agribusinesses to fast-track innovation in fields such as complementary proteins, biomass, insects and beers.
Like most start-up cofounders, Fraser Nai welcomes advice and connections that might help scale his community-focused cultural tourism platform, but concedes they’re often difficult to come by given the remote location of his business, in the Torres Strait.
When new mum and corporate lawyer Etta Watts-Russell discovered how common breastfeeding difficulties were, she decided to do something about it, throwing everything behind the birth of her start-up, Lactamo. First published on Westpac Wire.
Just days after soaking up the thrill of unveiling her fashion collection at the hottest couture event of the year, Julie Shaw slipped seamlessly back to work in her other job as an Indigenous careers’ consultant.
After meeting randomly in Kenya, Australian couple Loretta and Daniel Bolotin have co-juggled the mammoth tasks of starting a family while realising their dream to create a food-sharing social enterprise.
Bobbi Mahlab AM, Founder of Mentor Walks (Image: Emma Foster)
Bobbi Mahlab AM reckons there’s a mix of “science and magic” behind the success of her not-for profit women’s mentoring organisation, Mentor Walks, and the steady rise in participants suggests she is spot on.
After becoming a ‘guinea pig’ in a pioneering trial dubbed Keeping Carbon on the Farm, Doolan’s dairy is starting to reap the bottom-line rewards – and slash emissions – through enviro-friendly experiments.
Amanda Blair (left) and Gillian Corban. (Image: Emma Foster)
As their business nudges 30 years, the co-founders of custom-designed product maker Corban & Blair reflect on three decades peppered with recessions, retail disruption and technological transformation.