4 Results for month: 09/2018

Interview with Heshanie Tennekoon the Fashion360 Designer behind Ileana

Heshanie Tennekoon is the designer behind Ileana, a label that aspires to translate the beauty of cultures by creating a link between the east and the west. She aims to bring more recognition to her Sri Lankan community by incorporating techniques passed on by generations, which Heshanie fears could be lost in time. The 23-year-old designer spoke to us ... More

Virgin Startup Program founder Ian Mason on the two things startups need to help them scale

The founder of Virgin’s Startup Program says he can see a lot of potential in Aussie founders but he believes more support is needed locally to help startups scale up and move beyond the “small business” stage. Ian Mason is the former head of development for the Startup Program, which was founded five years ago as a way to offer entrepreneurs from ... More

“There’s too much blind faith”: Is it time to stop idolising entrepreneurs like Elon Musk?

Startup founders like Tesla chief executive Elon Musk are often held up as a paragon of the tech scene, with founders hanging off his every word and striving to emulate his every move. But recent actions by the founder has raised a difficult question for many entrepreneurs: is this really who you want to look up to? In the last six months, Musk has ... More

Four Designers pitch for profit

On August 24, four emerging designers will pitch their business to an industry panel at the Fashion360 accelerator. The fashion360 accelerator program is part of QUT Creative Enterprise Australia. In its third year, Fashion360 accelerator is designed to equip early-stage to emerging fashion entrepreneurs with the essential business knowledge and ... More