Author Archives: Samantha Dybac

SAGE GREENWOOD: Work hard, expect nothing

SAGE GREENWOOD: Work hard, expect nothing

Sage Greenwood started off as a model with WINK Models some seven years ago while she navigated her way through university, she didn’t know she might one day end up running the company. In fact, a self confessed academic and sportswoman, though she was studying law and commerce, the idea of an office job where you sit at your desk all day wasn’t particularly enticing to Sage. Fast forward to today as Sage transitions from employee to part owner and MD of WINK, Sage admits she has never been more passionate about a job.

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NICK LAVIDGE: Business is a complicated game of common sense

NICK LAVIDGE: Business is a complicated game of common sense

I don’t know too many people that come from the US to Australia and create a startup, usually it’s the other way around. But Nick Lavidge isn’t your regular entrepreneur. As the founder of Alley, a leading ‘anti-agency’ that harnesses technology and big data to get the best results for customer retention and acquisition, Nick has successfully disrupted the traditional marketing agency model on a global scale.

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KATE ADAMS: Make the most of every moment

KATE ADAMS: Make the most of every moment

Kate Adams is a vet, tech entrepreneur and advocate for women in STEM. She has a severely independent spirit, sky-high dreams and she’s a factory of great ideas and experience. She was primarily brought up by her father, a scientist by training and also a brilliant mathematician, who never showed her any gender defined roles. I sat down with Kate to chat about the many things she’s achieved to present, the involvement of girls in STEM and just what she aims to achieve with her new startup, Thankly.

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Sammway PR and Communications appoints new account manager

Sammway PR and Communications appoints new account manager

Founder of Sammway, Samantha Dybac, said: “I am delighted to appoint Emily as our leading account manager. Emily’s global experience will prove invaluable for our clients, many of whom are startups, small business and entrepreneurs, either looking to, or already operating in international markets. I’m really proud of what we have achieved in the last three years and Emily joining the team compliments our recent growth.”

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MAX KAYE: removing barriers between people and policy

MAX KAYE: removing barriers between people and policy

When I look at politics and technology, I see a major disparity. I see that while the majority of the business and financial world has embraced tech and it’s ability to streamline products and services, the political sphere still operates on mainly a traditional level.I sat down with Max to learn more about the concept of Flux and how it might change the way the broader population is involved with policy making, with the assistance of technology.

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NATHAN SPATARO: changing the way we vote to change the world

NATHAN SPATARO: changing the way we vote to change the world

Nathan, like his co-founder in Flux, Max Kaye, is an inspiring millennial challenging the fabric of society in which we live. It’s no secret that I love working with people that challenge the status quo. What Nathan (and Max) is doing with Flux fits this well. Nathan understands his product and has great drive and passion for the change he is trying to bring about with Flux.

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JANE HUNT: The social entrepreneur enabling change

JANE HUNT: The social entrepreneur enabling change

It’s not every day in public relations that you get to work with a social entrepreneur like Jane Hunt. As the CEO of Adopt Change, a not for profit organisation advocating for change in adoption policy, practices and services in Australia, I feel like I am constantly learning working alongside Jane, which is an incredible opportunity in itself.

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STEVEN ATKINSON: Find the gap or fall behind

STEVEN ATKINSON: Find the gap or fall behind

After travelling to Australia at the age of 19, Steve has become recognised as a ‘backpacker turned entrepreneur’ pursuing one of his loves and turning it into a million dollar business. I sit down with Steve to find out how he started, Just Ride It, and why his advice is to ‘get out if you don’t love what you’re doing.’

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ALEX LOUEY: Give it a go and think big

ALEX LOUEY: Give it a go and think big

Alex Louey is the co-founder of Appscore and is highly knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to mobile app development and driving brand success through technology. I sit down with Alex to discuss the mind behind this steadily growing, global tech business.

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