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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.

Sugarcane and the future of sustainable farming

North QLD ingredient supply company KFSU has developed and successfully integrated a highly efficient form of processing sugarcane, as a way of both using the crop to its full potential and improving the general consumption of dietary fibre. Based in ...

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Toowoomba Startup Group prepares for first coworking space

After nearly a year of hosting meetups and organising startup events, the Toowomba Startup Group is working towards hosting the city’s first coworking space. On Tuesday, the group began trialling coworking with local entreprenuers directly after their fortnightly meetup at the Engine Room ...

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Regional startup JESI monitors workers’ safety

The growth of JESI, or Journey Events Safety Innovations, mirrors the evolution of regional entrepreneurship in QLD and, more specifically, reflects a recent push from the Townsville startup scene. Founded in 2012, JESI launched its journey management technology in March last year, ...

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Konveen and meetings in the cloud

Office dynamics are evolving. Online collaboration and conferencing tools, as well as the growth of co-working spaces, have inarguably changed interoffice communication, and, in the case of startups, some modern entrepreneurs advise against certain kinds of meetings altogether. But Cairns-based startup Konveen views ...

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Qrate.TV looks to socialise television

Rob Sutton is hoping to revolutionise the way we watch television. With Netflix, streaming devices and smart TVs already wildly upsetting the traditional viewing experience, his challenge was to figure out what hasn’t already been done. But his startup Qrate.TV, winner of ...

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On the value of startup competitions

Project Tripod’s recent journey to the Creative Business Cup in Denmark highlights the benefits that international competitions can bring to early stage businesses, as well as some of the potential costs. Co-founder Jordan Knight became the first Australian to compete ...

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Top 10 stories of 2014

It’s been a heck of a year for Queensland innovation, and for us here at TSJ. From Startup Weekend QLD to GovHack to Creative³, 2014 had something for entrepreneurs and tech lovers of all persuasions. So come with us and revisit some of ...

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Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre celebrates multiple wins

The Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre (IC) has finished 2014 on a high note, with the centre and its members racking up several awards in recent months. First up the centre, a University of the Sunshine Coast incubation and acceleration initiative, is celebrating global ...

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Startup Catalyst initiated: cue reaction

Startup Catalyst’s recent journey to the States gave a handful of young programmers a crash-course in entrepreneurship, from the funding big leads of 500 Startups, to Startup Weekend San Francisco to three of the biggest startups ever, Facebook, Google and Twitter. ...

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Filmshelf to hit Brisbane racks

Jackson Scott does not fit the typical entrepreneur model. He has no business, economic or technological background. His new venture “Filmshelf,” where select films will be distributed through local cafes and packaged with visual artwork and critical reviews (pictured above), is ...

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