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Ruslan Kogan, Founder and CEO, Kogan, 27 June 2012

YOUNG BUSINESS FORUM RECEPTION

Ruslan Kogan addressed a Young Business Forum reception with over 110 young professionals where he discussed “How Kogan grew from a garage to a global consumer electronics brand in 5 years. The "Just Do It" attitude to entrepreneurship”. This event was proudly partnered by DLA Piper and DealsDirect.com.au.

Kogan is a privately-owned Australian company established in 2006 by entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan. Ruslan started Kogan in his parent's garage with zero external funding or capital, and has gone on to build one of the fastest growing companies in Australia. With the launch of Kogan in the UK in November 2010 it is truly and international business.

In just over five years, Kogan has sold over 550,000 products directly to Australian and international customers through its websites, www.kogan.com.au and www.kogan.co.uk. Kogan is set to record $150m+ in sales in 2011-2012 and remains one of Australia’s fastest growing companies.

Ruslan has won a number of awards for his success in bringing the best value technology to Australian consumers including: The Australian Top 50 Most Influential People in Technology; BRW 2011 Young Rich List, Richest Person Under 30 in Australia; Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year; Virgin Australia 2011 Top Guns in Tech; SmartCompany 2011 Hot 30 Under 30.



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