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Welcome to Telstra’s Business Awards Alumni

It’s not just recognition you’ll gain when you and your business become a part of the Telstra Business Awards Alumni. You’ll also become part of Australia’s most prestigious business community. For over 25 years, life-changing connections have been made through our Alumni program. Collaborate with the brightest minds, the most innovative businesses and access world class technology to help your business thrive.

Build relationships with people that count, learn how to overcome relatable business struggles and feel part of a lifelong community backed with our support. Plus make the most of our education initiatives including live and digital events, access to rich insight-driven content, and having experts in the fields on hand to help.

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Meet our Alumni

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Telstra Judge
NSW
Spell & The Gypsy Collective
Elizabeth Abegg

“We’re demonstrating to the fashion industry how a female-centric small business can grow and flourish in regional Australia.”

Telstra Judge
SA
GenWise Health
Dr Sebastian Rees

“The recognition that we have gained through the Telstra Business Awards has certainly helped to increase recognition and legitimacy around our business.”

Telstra Judge
NSW
Love to Dream
Hana-Lia Krawchuk

“Love To Dream has designed a three-stage sleep system and accompanying garments that help babies sleep better from birth to four years of age.

Telstra Judge
NSW
Stone & Wood
Jamie Cook

“A lot has changed since we won our award in 2014. We only had 24 employees and now we have 100. We’re continuing to grow and a big part [of winning the award] was building the pride in the local community.”

Telstra Judge
VIC
ELK
Marnie Goding

“In an environment where so much fashion is seen as disposable and at the whim of fleeting trends, ELK offers a head-to-toe wardrobe solution that can be worn across seasons.”

Telstra Judge
NSW
Over The Moo
Alex Houseman

"The award is widely recognised within the business community. It makes our pitch easier because our little brand now carries a big endorsement from Telstra. This has definitely helped us push a few doors open."

Alumni news

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Sucess Stories
Should you ever put the brakes on business growth?
Should you ever put the brakes on business growth?

Smarter talks to 2016 Telstra Australian Business of the Year winner bohemian fashion brand Spell & The Gypsy Collective about business growth.

Sucess Stories
Telstra Business Award Winners: Where are they now?
Telstra Business Award Winners: Where are they now?

The Telstra Business Awards are seen as the pinnacle of small business recognition in Australia, and after 25 years of the Awards program, it’s easy to see why.

Sucess Stories
25 years of the Telstra Business Awards: celebrating the best in business
25 years of the Telstra Business Awards: celebrating the best in business

As the Telstra Business Awards celebrates its 25th anniversary, we take a look at the journey and what it takes to land a coveted gong.

Success Stories
How to start a business on $100
How to start a business on $100

“I started my online skincare empire with just $100!” It sounds like a clickbait headline, but it’s not. It’s the true story of Nourished Life founder Irene Falcone.

Success Stories
Edible Blooms: using tech to grow
Edible Blooms: using tech to grow

Edible Blooms’ Kelly Jamieson uses smart technology to solve day-to-day logistics so she can do more of what she loves.

Success Stories
Introducing the Telstra Business Awards Winners
Introducing the Telstra Business Awards Winners

"Smaller businesses definitely have the edge when it comes to embracing the new. Business innovation also benefits the wider community – so it’s little wonder the buzz about it just keeps getting louder."