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Chris Woods (@tophermwoods) is the Tech Street Journal's Editor-in-Chief. He lives in Brisbane, has worked in places like Sydney and New York (State of), and will someday update his media-news blog.

Queensland reaches maturity with Innovation and Investment Summit

In the words of David Hulston, “the Brisbane scene came of age” with the opening of April’s Innovation and Investment Summit. Hulston – an investor and longtime supporter of local entrepreneurs, who splits his time between Queensland and the UK ...

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World Science Festival Brisbane Highlights: The First Scientists

While our previous report from the World Science Festival Brisbane covered everything from dying reefs to sustainable tech, news about coral bleaching is becoming increasingly, depressingly easy to come by, and new technologies are our bread and butter. But two things that have largely ...

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World Science Festival Brisbane Highlights: On Nature and the Impact of Humanity

Brisbane officially hosted the World Science Festival from March 9-13th, the first city outside New York to do so. For the purposes of covering as much of this (honestly mind-blowing) event as possible, we’ll be doing highlights of the both the panels ...

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Shorthand illustrates the power of storytelling

Few professions have been hit as hard by digital disruption as journalism. While print will hopefully stick around for a while yet, and there’s proof that newspapers have adapted through avenues such as real estate listings, the consumption of online news ...

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StreetEats closes its kitchen: What we can learn from a successful, failed startup

Nine out of ten startups fail, and, while it’s usually because no one wants their product, reasons can range from running out of cash, to problems with the team, to burn out. It’s important for entrepreneurs to be aware of ...

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Startup hubs set for Mackay, Rockhampton and Ipswich

2016 is shaping up to a be a hell of a year for Queensland entrepreneurs. With a new innovation hub planned for Brisbane City, a slew of new initiatives from Advance Queensland, and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s billion-dollar innovation scheme, it ...

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ilab announces Germinate 8: divorce app, crop tech and more

ilab has announced their 8th Germinate cohort, which includes everything from crop and nutrient testing hardware to a personalised car-washing service to an app that guides couples through their divorce. Following a selection bootcamp that included 28 startups, five early-stage teams began the ...

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Growth Hacker puts startup success down to literal roll of the dice

Considering the fickle nature of startups, a board game based around the industry seems like a natural fit. With high risks, high rewards, and an elaborate set of strategic and interpersonal rules, the startup lifecycle looks for all intents and ...

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River City Labs to double in size and scope

On Monday, River City Labs announced plans to relocate to a 10,500 square metre space in Fortitude Valley’s heritage-listed TCB Building. The move, set to take place within the next six months, is aimed at catering to startups that have ...

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Mashable’s Gwendolyn Regina Tan leads expansion into Asia

Gwendolyn Regina Tan arrived in Brisbane two days after finishing up a holiday in North Korea, a trip that began as a volunteer, entrepreneurial teaching exercise but turned into a vacation after the government cancelled the program. “North Korea was ...

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