Web Wednesday – Young Guns – 27 March 2013

Web Wednesday – Young Guns – 27 March 2013
Event on 2013-03-27 17:00:00

Web Wednesday – 27 March 2013

For our second Web Wednesday of 2013 we are pleased to present an amazing line-up of Young Guns – the super young, but super clever people who are really making their mark in the tech world.

Our amazing line up may only be aged 18 years to 35 years, but don’t let their youth deceive you. Between them they have all created wildly successful online/tech businesses, with grand plans continuing to be rolled out. 

Come along and be inspired by what they have managed to achieve at just a young age, and how your business can utilise the same techniques as them to grow your business. Enjoy the opportunity to ask them questions direct yourself!

We STRONGLY recommend you book ASAP for this event as the last event was a sell out. We look forward to seeing you there!

Guest speakers

Brandon Cowan


Brandon Cowan founded Crazy Dog Apps in November 2010 when he was just 16 years old. 

His company have since gone on to develop 4 top-100 iPhone apps (App Making Guide, iParkedHere, PetRescue and AUSBUY) and several others. 

During his final year of high school, the iParkedHere iPhone app, which went on to become the No.1 top grossing app in the Lifestyle category of the iTunes app store due to Cowan knowing how to whip up a media frenzy with virtually every new smartphone app he releases. At its peak, iParkedHere tallied 20,000 downloads in a single week.

Now in his second year of a Bachelor of Information Technology degree at the University of Technology, Sydney, Brandon is regularly featured on TV and radio and has won the Anthill 30under30 on two occasions. 

His latest entrepreneurial pursuit is the App Making Guide. For under you can download the guide which takes users from idea to app store and everything in between.

Vanessa Garrard

Vanessa Garrard is the co-founder of E3 Style, a Brisbane-based company which is the largest supplier of consumer electronics and accessories to the retail market in Australia. E3 has supplied more than six million electronic products into the Australian market via major outlets such as Big W, Kmart & Dick Smith Electronics meaning 1 in 4 Australians own a product her company has produced. 

The company has produced an average annual revenue growth of 87.3% over the past three years, with revenue hitting in an impressive .4 million last financial year. The operation also has a brand management business called Kreative DNA and an exporting business called Zennix. In addition to its presence in China, E3 has set up an office in LA and is in discussions with distributors and retailers that should bear fruit in the coming months.

The company will also head to the Hong Kong electronics shows in April 2013 and then the giant Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in 2014. Vanessa was the the 2011 winner of the QLD Marie Claire Young Business Women’s Award for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards

Matt Williams & Jasper Boyschau

The No Yelling Driving School, in Brisbane came about when ‘‘The three Amigos’’ as they call themselves Matt Williams, Tarik Menzies, and Jasper Boyschau saw a gap in the market for a driving school that understood the needs of young people. 

The three 21-year-olds used apps, SEO, social media and content marketing to change their Industry & accelerate the growth of their start up with some impressive wins including developing an iPhone and Android smartphone app called Learners Practice Test that supports its brand, and which gets over 1,500 downloads per week, and tripled traffic to the school’s website. 

A blog post on a seemingly-unrelated Google Docs tip, was picked up by global media giant TechCrunch and brought more than 5,000 extra visitors to their website within three days requiring them to change web servers. 

Their two-year-old business focuses on not just a positive learning experience for their Gen Y client list but has also produced a free No Yelling practice learners' test application for both iPhone and Android. 

The pair have ambitious plans to expand the business into Canberra and Perth, aided of course through continual use of online technologies.

  What You Get For Your Money

  • An informative event full of inspiration, opinion and ideas
  • Free gourmet pizza courtesy of Pizza Capers Maroochydore!
  • The opportunity to network with other Sunshine Coast businesses
  • Free consults – talk to the speaker before the event, in the break and afterwards!
  • Cash bar
  • The opportunity to win great door prizes!
  • A goodie bag to take home

– Please note, by purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to be potentially filmed or photographed. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed, please notify someone on the night of the event. All content can be purchased online in the future. – Please note, as this is a low cost event, should you not be able to attend, no refunds will be issued. Credits can however be issued towards your attendance at future events. 

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