Chris Evans and his business partner, Max, have spent the last year or so building something that will allow them to share their passion for sport and adventure, along with their equipment, with everyone else in the world.
Being an entrepreneur can sometimes feel like we put out lives on the line for our business. Michael Koss, co-founder and CEO of Global Patient Portal, does this literally. His business takes him to some of less affluent areas of India, where he is often subjected to food poisoning, parasites and bouts of travel sickness. This commitment might often be talked about within entrepreneurial circles, but is rarely seen at this level.
Lauren Trlin used to described herself as a "corporate Hippie". She also knew that she was destined for more than a life and career in law. In her search to find her place in the world, she founded a startup out of a personal need. That startup has taken her from her home in Perth, WA to Sydney, NSW, where she seeks to surround herself with many more like herself.
We all make promises to ourselves, whether through making a New Year's resolution, or just setting a goal for ourselves to be healthier, lose weight, save money, travel to particular destinations, etc. Often though, we fail to meet our goals, usually letting them fall by the wayside within a few weeks. Jay Boolkin, the founder of Promise or Pay, has come up with a novel way to incentivise your goal setting, through a donation to charity if you fail to meet your goal.