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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2008/08/05 - Sebastien Maslin of 199QUERY has taken out one of the top 30 spots in Anthill Magazine’s inaugural ’30under30’ Awards, and in doing so has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading entrepreneurial minds under the age of 30 - aqa.co.nz.
The winners were announced in the Jun/Jul edition of Anthill Magazine, after a three month application and judging process, designed to encourage and promote young entrepreneurship in Australia and create a national alumni of future leaders.
“The ’30under30’ Awards were developed to recognise a new breed of Australian business leader,” said James Tuckerman, Editor-In-Chief, Anthill Magazine.
“The 2008 winners can be characterised by optimism (coupled with pragmatism), relentless ambition (but never at all cost), an intuitive knowledge of the new economy (without the techo-talk) and an awareness of the bigger picture (born global).”
In true Anthill style, judging of the 2008 ‘30under30’ Awards took into account far more than mere business variables, such as revenue and wealth. The judging process involved personality traits, the history of the applicant and his/her ability to overcome commercial and personal obstacles. Each applicant was judged against other applicants in his/her age field and his/her industry or field of expertise.
“Applicants either nominated themselves or were nominated by peers, work colleagues, family, friends and other ‘admirers’. A field of hundreds was repeatedly examined and cross-examined, before being culled to the top 30. Together, they represent 30 of the most promising young entrepreneurial minds in Australia,” said Tuckerman.
What are the ‘30under30’ Awards
30under30 is a new awards initiative developed by Anthill Magazine, in association with national partner Sensis, to encourage and promote entrepreneurship among young Australians. Thirty entrepreneurs under the age of 30 were selected and profiled in Anthill Magazine’s Jun/Jul edition 2008, as the conclusion of the magazine’s annual ‘30under30; Awards, in recognition of their outstanding entrepreneurial endeavours in Australia.
What is Anthill Magazine
Anthill is a national business magazine that celebrates creativity, inspiration and commercial ingenuity. It is the business magazine for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs, providing a fresh, exciting and, importantly, practical perspective on Australian business in a global world.