Atlassian founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar have received top honours at the Ernst & Young Eastern Region Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards.
Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) August 7, 2006 — Atlassian founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar have received top honours at the Eastern Region Entrepreneur Of The Year awards at a ceremony in Sydney. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program, founded and produced by Ernst & Young and held in 40 different countries, announced the second round of Australian regional winners for 2006 at the event, and named Atlassian founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar joint Eastern Region Young Entrepreneur Of The Year winners: www.ey.com/au/entrepreneur_of_the_year.
Bill Delves, Ernst & Young National Director of the Entrepreneur Of The Year program said: “It’s been another terrific year for the Entrepreneur Of The Year program. Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar are a superb example of two great young Australians who have entrepreneurial skills far beyond their years, resulting in a business that is extremely profitable and debt free. My hearty congratulations go out to them both.”
Each at just 26, Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar have created an international technology house that touches hundreds of thousands of people globally. With products that improve knowledge sharing across companies, primarily in the areas of task tracking and knowledge management, Atlassian sells to some of world’s most well-known organisations, including nearly half of the Fortune 50.
Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar will now progress to the national awards in Sydney on 30th November where the Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year will be announced.
ABOUT THE AWARDS
The Entrepreneur Of The Year program launched in Australia in 2001 and is one of the country’s leading business awards programs. It has recognised over 500 leading Australians for their entrepreneurial business success and each year, through its global program, acknowledges some 10,000 entrepreneurs around the world. Founded and produced by Ernst & Young, the program is supported in Australia by the Australian Stock Exchange, Westpac Business Banking, Qantas, AusIndustry and AusTrade. Further information about the EOY program and details of all finalists taking part in the 2006 program across Australia can be found at: www.ey.com/au/entrepreneur_of_the_year.
Atlassian Software Systems is an innovative Australian software company providing enterprise software solutions to the world’s leading organisations. Recently recognised as Australia’s fastest-growing software company by BRW magazine, Atlassian has over 4,000 customers in more than 61 countries, and has offices in Sydney and San Francisco. Atlassian’s mission is to build a different kind of software company — one that listens to client needs, values innovation in development and solves customer problems with brilliant simplicity. Atlassian Jira, a professional issue tracker, and Atlassian Confluence, the enterprise wiki, help customers manage projects, collaborate, and share knowledge. Atlassian’s commitment to legendary service provides consistent, high quality support for all their customers. For more information on Atlassian please visit: http://www.atlassian.com.