Our recent Game Changers’ series was packed with inspiration, drive and insight about what it takes to be a success. We sat down with five entrepreneurs who are making a difference from providing financial support to using technology to help make the world a better place.
One common ingredient was that success didn’t come easily. Here, they share their incredible stories about how hard work, dedication and perseverance helped them achieve their goals.
1# Jonathan Despinidic
After being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of 13, Jonathan Despinidic was looking at a very short life expectancy of 11-13 years. Now, almost 20 years on, he’s still thriving and surviving. He is currently the co-founder of an exciting new round up shopping app called Sipora, which enables you to shop, save and spend all-in-one app.
2# Christina Gerakiteys and Lisa Andrews
The only female CEO team in Christina Gerakiteys and Lisa Andrews at SingularityU Australia are looking at the bigger picture, one that involves using technology to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.
3# Michael Mancuso
From humble beginnings in a shed to CBD Melbourne in what is now one of the fastest-growing small finance business in Australia, Michael Mancuso’s company PGA Advisory helps people to achieve long-term financial security and growth.
4# Anne McKevitt
From high school drop-out to the founder of a leading business advisory company in MDPC Global for high net worth clients and A-List Hollywood celebrities, Anne McKevitt is a true entrepreneur.
5# Michelle Palmer and Erin Sing
From a business-client relationship to business partners, Michelle Palmer and Erin Sing are at the forefront of Modern Currency, the PR agency that successfully bridges the “massive divide between client and agency” to ensure delivery of real, tangible results.