Start IT up: GetListed

Summary:Does budding recruitment start-up GetListed have what it takes to succeed in the dog-eat-dog start-up world?

In this new video series ZDNet Australia looks to Australian entrepreneurs to hear about their technology-based business ideas. Host Phil Dobbie talks to the founders, dissects their ideas and gives viewers the chance to vote on whether it will be a hit or a miss.

The series starts with Bosco Tan, co-founder and CEO at This new venture works on the principle that recruiters will find the best person for a job by leveraging their own online network. Rather than relying on the judgment of recruitment agencies, employers can call on the recommendations of personal connections.

It seems like a good idea, but will it work in practice? Does it have a sustainable business model? Watch the video and let us know what you think by voting in the poll below.

Do you have a great technology idea? Something that’s in the start-up phase or already in the early stages of operation? Would you like to share your concept with the ZDNet audience? It’ll give you some early exposure, and could be a useful sounding board — ZDNet readers are rarely backwards when it comes to saying what they think. If you’d like to be considered, send us an email at

Topics: Start-Ups, Tech & Work


Phil Dobbie has a wealth of radio and business experience. He started his career in commercial radio in the UK and, since coming to Australia in 1991, has held senior marketing and management roles with Telstra, OzEmail, the British Tourist Authority and other telecommunications, media, travel and advertising businesses.

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