Andrew Cooper from dStore.com.au
April 28th 2009.
Hot off the success of Brisbane’s first ever event in March, The Hive team would like to introduce Andrew Cooper from dstore as April’s guest entrepreneur.
Andrew’s background in online retailing spans the dot-com boom, the subsequent 2001 dot-bomb clean out and continues into the current period of resurgence. In 1998 Andrew and his brother Tim started HotShed, a software house providing ecommerce systems to large retailers including Rebel Sport, Angus & Coote, Blockbuster video and The Perfume Connection.
In 2001 an opportunity arose that saw Andrew and his team leading the charge by purchasing dstore.com.au out of the hands of receivers. After making drastic changes to the business model and applying HotShed’s software and systems the business has risen back near the top of the online retailing tree.
Andrew is an entrepreneur with a varied business background. Along with his software and online retailing businesses he also owns video stores, car washes and property interests. He actively fosters entrepreneurship and is president of the Brisbane branch of Entrepreneur’s Organisation, a global network of over 10,000 entrepreneurs.
We invite you to join Andrew and The Hive team at our April event at the Fox Hotel on Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm. This event is FREE but you buy your own drinks! If anyone is interested in sponsoring the event, please contact us.
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