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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.

Hacking beyond GovHack

As this year’s record-breaking GovHack finally winds down, organisers are looking to the event’s future. With a leap from two cities to 11, over 1300 participants and extraordinary media coverage, it makes sense that GovHack is looking to capitalise on ...

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Tappr taps into mobile payments sector

Brisbane-based mobile payment startup Tappr is currently conducting its pilot program for flagship product “Juvo”  ahead of its planned October release. “We’ve got the hardware, the card reader, that allows fully secure pin transactions,” Chief Operations Officer Ben Lawton said. ...

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Cairns’ first Startup Weekend signals regional growth

Reflecting a broader push towards regional entrepreneurial programs, Cairns celebrated its first Startup Weekend at co-working hub theSPACE mid-August. The event kicked off Friday 15th with an introduction by Wotif founder Graeme Wood, who officially opened the event to over 50 budding ...

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Valley investors target Brisbane women

Donna Hamlin and Inessa Obenhuber are hoping to help fix a problem with Australia’s startup ecosystem and women are firmly in their sights

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Startup Weekend Mini Summit consolidates national networks

Last week’s Startup Weekend Organisers Mini Summit has helped establish Australia’s organisation of the event and emphasised the need for a nationwide body. Brisbane’s River City Labs hosted 26 Startup Weekend representatives from across Australia and New Zealand last Tuesday August 5th. With ...

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Lessons from LSM Brisbane

"Know your customer". That was the take-home message from Lean Startup Machine Brisbane 2014

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Update: Bardon Bitcoin ATM ready to go

Bardon cafe Kobblers has successfully installed one of the country’s first Bitcoin ATM’s after months of waiting. The Lamassu ATM arrived early in July and was installed later in the month after software developer Paul O’Keeffe conducted repairs. The installation comes ...

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GovHack tests Australia’s access to open data like never before

Nationwide hackathon GovHack saw over 1,200 participants repurpose government data last weekend, pushing the boundaries of both the event and the accessibility of open data. Over 200 teams competed across 11 Australian satellite locations, with 109 participants creating seventeen submissions in ...

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Right Pedal reinvigorating Brisbane’s gaming scene

Brisbane accelerator Right Pedal Studios is working to reinvigorate the local mobile gaming scene with a slew of original projects. Now in its second year of operation, Right Pedal has provided funding, resources and mentorship for a number of mobile ...

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Out of ink: Photo journal goes digital only

If the sacking of Fairfax photojournalists or the closure of the Queensland Centre of Photography is anything to go by, then photography is in trouble. But a photography publication based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is rising to the challenge and rebuilding itself as ...

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