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Kit Kriewaldt is an entrepreneur and strategic communications specialist. He loves to talk James Bond, cocktails, and psychology - particularly the topics of decision making and consumer behaviour. He is also former Chief Marketing Officer of digital communications platform Liquid State.

Berlin landing pad provides a well-timed entry for Australian startups

In Berlin last week, over wine and canapés, the federal government took a big step towards the European startup scene, with an event marking the launch of the last of the government’s five startup landing pads. The others – in San Francisco, ...

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Bar Staff Co mix tech and cocktails to make the perfect recipe

In amongst all the commentary and economic divination that’s accompanied the end of Australia’s mining boom, there are hints as to where our nation’s companies might do well in the future. If you’re reading this article, the biggest trend should be obvious: technology. ...

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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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Brisbane’s double vision for startups

Talented and enthusiastic people are the basic units of startups. Put a team of them together and you can end up with the next Uber or SpaceX. Put several such teams together in the same building and you’ve got an ...

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Innovation means spreading good ideas, not just products

In startup circles, the buzzword “innovation” enters the conversation so frequently, it’s practically a sixth vowel. Innovation is what every hopeful founder is chasing. An innovative product can be the basis of a business, while innovative thinking seems to be ...

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What Australian entrepreneurs can look forward to in 2016

This year has been a big one for Australian startups, and Queensland-based entrepreneurs in particular have several reasons to be happy this Christmas season. In fact, 2016 looks so bright that, rather than recapping what’s already happened, I’m going to take a look at ...

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How to panic as a startup CEO

There are points in every startup journey when things begin to look dire. Whether it’s the company running out of money, a key team member leaving, or the product losing market traction, emergencies are almost a part of the office furniture. ...

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Just blowing bubbles

The word ‘bubble’ has popped up in headlines on news and tech websites with increased frequency lately. Sadly, most of these articles are less about analysing the startup investment market as it is now and more about making ominous predictions ...

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What startups can learn from the Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup has once again come and gone, but for those less interested in the fascinators and furlongs, here are three lessons startups can take away from race day. The favourite doesn’t have all the advantages If there’s one ...

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Just how cheap are ideas?

The popular wisdom in the startup world is that ideas aren’t worth much. They’re regularly denigrated as being cheap, worthless, easy, and paradoxically, overvalued. Steve Jobs even described relying on a “really great idea” as a “disease.” As with so many ...

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