'Self-taught and self-made' Christian Beck wins EY entrepreneur of the year
Rich Lister Christian Beck took out the EY entrepreneur of the year prize in an awards ceremony at Crown Palladium on Wednesday night.
The founder of Australian Technology Innovators was described by the judging panel as a "self-made and self-taught" man who has amassed a $619 million fortune, placing him in 109th place in last year's Australian Financial Review Rich List.
Mr Beck has no tertiary education and taught himself computer programming and coding to build software for his father's law firm 20 years ago.
The experience prompted him to go out on his own, and he started his first company, LEAP Legal Software, delivering technical solutions to improve the productivity of law firms and conveyancers.
Mr Beck is also the founder of InfoTrack, which is complementary to LEAP Legal, offering a one-stop-search engine for critical legal and other company-related information from sources including ASIC, credit agencies, the electoral roll and litigation services. Read more
Cara Waters - Brisbane Times - 2 Nov 2017