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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.

Inaugural accelerator signals next step for River City Labs

Brisbane co-working hub and startup hotspot River City Labs has announced their first ever accelerator program, the fittingly titled River City Labs Accelerator, which has been launched as part of a trial partnership with Telstra-backed accelerator muru-D. The fourteen week ...

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Nine months old, Jumpstart prepares for round two

A lot’s happened in the nine months since Slingshot launched the NRMA-backed Jumpstart accelerator program; four of their graduate startups received follow on funding, the Slingshot Venture Fund successfully qualified for tax-exempt status, and they have launched an online Bootstart program with ...

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Toowoomba startup sheds retail traditions

A Toowoomba startup looking to disrupt the relatively fixed state of shed retail has been accepted into ilab’s seventh Germinate round. Currently running in beta, ShedProject bucks retail traditions by providing buyers with the ability to post individual requirements such ...

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Creative³ Pitch spotlights creative startups

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) recently extended their deadline for the Creative³ Pitch (to today, so get applying now). As part of Australia’s premier conference for creative entrepreneurs, Creative³, the pitch presents a unique investment and networking opportunity for early stage ...

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FunGIS spreads spatial data awareness

A conference of spatial experts in Queensland’s far north has showcased the multifaceted world of mapping technology Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The Far North Queensland GIS Group (FunGIS) held their 27th annual conference at Cairns’ Pacific International Hotel on June ...

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Startups in Parliament hints at collaborative future

The Queensland Government sees the state's startup sector as a vital to productivity and competition and wants to see entrepreneurship taught to school students.

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Toowoomba meetup puts photography entrepreneur in focus

In a trial run for an upcoming TEDx talk, photographer and BEFA 2015 Asia Pacific Female Entrepreneur of The Year Alice Mabin recounted her entrepreneurial journey at the Toowoomba Startup Group last Wednesday. The Roma-based Mabin has grown her own photography business ...

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Unearthed Brisbane breaks the hackathon mould

More than eighty local developers competed in resource hackathon Unearthed Brisbane over the weekend, an event that diverged from typical startup competitions with set industry and government challenges. Hosted by River City Labs but run by RIIT, Unearthed Brisbane launched the ...

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Filter turns the table on music downloads

Following the increasing personalisation of music software, Queensland startup Filter has recently launched a curated, uniquely-interactive database for DJs. Launched in March, Filter curates freely available music according to standard tags like BPM, Key and Energy, and exclusive tags like “Floorfiller” and “Banger”. The ...

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Inaugural Tablelands startup event breaks rural barriers

Continuing the state’s recent increase in regional events, the Tablelands’ first Startup Weekend concluded last Sunday and, despite geographic challenges, produced a variety of rural startup ideas. Held at the Destiny Cafe in Atheron, Startup Weekend Tablelands ran the typical ...

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