Blog » Trailblazer Wins Award for iVvy
iVvy's Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, James Greig, has taken out the fiercely contested title of Trailblazer of the Year at the 2017 Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
The awards, hosted by Business News Australia, showcase Australia’s top business leaders aged under 40 who have built a thriving business, delivered innovation, led social change or forged a path to turn their dreams into reality. With iVvy, James Greig has achieved all four.
From an accomplished field of more than 100 nominees, James was awarded Trailblazer of the Year, which recognises an entrepreneur who has achieved exponential growth and is destined for major success. The dual-award winner also took out the title of Digital Disruptor.
Founder of the Young Entrepreneur Awards Camilla Jansen said this year’s line-up of talent was the most impressive to date. “This year was incredibly competitive and showcased a diverse range of talent; every finalist should be congratulated and proud of their achievements.”
James Greig says, “I’m honoured to receive this award, on behalf of the entire team at iVvy. Growing from a small team of three with a big idea, to an international team of 85 with clients in 13 countries in just eight years, iVvy is a real-life case study of teamwork, innovation and our belief we could change an entire industry.”
Having founded an internationally successful company prior to co-founding iVvy with CEO Lauren Hall, James shares his top tip for start-up entrepreneurs: Don’t be a perfectionist.
“Don’t wait until your product is 100% perfect to launch,” says James. “The reality is, it will never be perfect - you’ll always enhance, optimise and expand your services. Waiting for the perfect time is a waste of time - get your product in-market, test and measure, then make continual improvements to stay ahead of the curve.”
The awards follow iVvy’s recent success at the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards, taking out the Mayor’s Innovation GC Award last month.
iVvy is a multi-award winning event management software solution, with over 1,000 clients in 13 countries supported by a team of 85 iVvy experts in three international offices. Headquartered on Queensland’s Gold Coast, iVvy launched in the US and UK earlier this year following strong demand from both venues and event organisers.
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