As part of our ongoing mission to support local businesses, Oculus recently sponsored the Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards 2010. Oculus was one of three sponsors, along with Telstra and Sunshine Automotive.
With over 100 of the Gold Coast’s business elite attending the awards lunch, it was a fantastic occasion to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of our region. The 2010 awards were filled with daring business owners with inspiring business success stories.
This year’s winners, brothers Paul and Ian Everest, started “UNIT”, an action sports apparel company 5 years ago with just $600, and today, are turning over $20 million. Highly Commended prize winner, Steven Adams, owner of the famed Moo Moo restaurant, managed to build a quality restaurant brand that’ s not only surviving in a tough economy, but flourishing. Of special mention is also Guvera CEO Claes Loberg (pictured, left), who won the newly created Trailblazer Award.
Oculus has been involved with Claes since 2007 through his creative agency Cocojambo. Cocojambo was the creative force behind our rebranding process to “Oculus” – helping to set us apart from the standard accounting firm. Claes also introduced Oculus to Guvera.
Through our membership in the a boutique investment firm, AMMA, Oculus was able to give clients an exclusive opportunity to invest in Guvera from the beginning. If you’re not already aware of Guvera, the legal music download revolution, you soon will be. Guvera is set to change the face of the entertainment industry world-wide. Click here to read more about Claes Loberg’s achievements on the Gold Coast Business News website.
Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners for 2010.
Picture: Claes Loberg, Helen Loberg and Oculus Partner David de Closey