eGroup March Forum - the RENT.COM.AU story by Founder and CEO Mark Woschnak!
01 March 2016
56 Ord Street
For our March forum we are excited to have Mark Woschnak!
Fascinated by innovation and harnessing ideas from concept to delivery, Mark has been involved with the evolution of online and start-up businesses for more than 20 years. After graduating with a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University in Marketing and Finance, he completed an executive management program with Unisys, obtained a real estate licence in Sydney and became a 10-year associate of the Australian Property Institute. He has also managed successful real estate and finance businesses, winning multiple awards, including Agency of the Year.
In the mid 90s, he developed RealWeb, a real estate online service and launched it with Telstra in 1997, pioneering the first range of Mobile Information Services used by Vodafone, Macquarie and LINK. His company InfoWave, was one of Australia’s first national information, SMS and content service providers, and delivered those of us in the 1990’s, with news, sport, stock market, weather and horoscope services to our mobile phones, partnering with the likes of Reuters, AAP and the Bureau of Meteorology.
Identifying a gap in the property marketplace for renters and how frustrating the whole process still was, Mark returned to his home town of Perth in 2006 to focus on the development of rent.com.au. Starting out as a one man band 8 years ago, Rent.com.au has today become the # 1 portal dedicated to rental property. It listed on the ASX in June 2015, has raised more than $18 million in capital, attracts more than 600,000 unique site visitors per month and employs over 60 staff.
During this time and inspired by the creative talent and spirit of entrepreneurialism here in WA, Mark worked with Charlie Gunningham and a few other Perth entrepreneurs to establish eGroup, holding the role of eGroup Chairman for two years.
With 25 years’ experience in real estate, digital publishing and classifieds services, Mark has contributed to industry publications, national industry conferences and media commentary such as: Money Magazine, BRW, SOLD, Your Investment Property, Australian Property Investor, Elite Property Manager and has provided industry insight for national TV including The Money Show and A Current Affair. He is an experienced private and public company director is also a mentor capital advisor to start-ups.
Born in Tanzania, he moved to Australia at the age of eight and attended school and university in Perth. Since his early 20s, he has travelled extensively and sailed many parts of the world. His leadership style is described as ‘pioneering’ and a ‘visual mathematician’, both creative yet focused on building blocks whilst enjoying strategic challenges and creating positive change.
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Time: 5:30pm (register) to 8.30pm (ends)
Date: Tuesday, 1st March 2015.
Address: WRAYS, 56 Ord Street, West Perth (plenty of street parking available).
Cost: Free for eGroup Members (Members only event - places are limited and there will be no exceptions once the numbers are met)
- Due to the exclusivity of this forum, members will not be able to bring guests.
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- Registration is essential for catering and name tag purposes. Light snacks, beer & wine will be provided.
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