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Australian edutech company Schoolzine announces UK expansion

Emily Halderthay and Phil Reardon from Schoolzine shake hands

With 35,000 newsletters produced for almost 500 schools and 170 childcare centres across Australia, the Sunshine Coast’s Schoolzine is an online publishing force to be reckoned with. Yet there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of the Queensland-based company, despite ...

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ESIC RiverPitch attracts a full house and an investment offer

Sprout Kitchens, Cardihab, and Critik founders pose together for a photo at RiverPitch.

If you’re looking to invest money into beer, quirky venues, kitchen space, customer feedback, or cardiac rehab – then Brisbane’s RiverPitch last week was the place to be. In a full house of 80 pre-screened investors, venture capital firms, and entrepreneurs, five ...

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Behind the scenes with River City Labs’ second muru-D accelerator cohort

River City Labs' second cohort pose for a group shot.

Like cheese in a mousetrap, the temptation of six months intensive mentoring, $60,000 funding, and introductions to top local and international investors proved too hard to resist for the teams who were announced last week as the second muru-D Brisbane ...

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Australia’s First Indigenous Startup Weekend an important step towards stronger entrepreneurial communities

It’s late Sunday afternoon, and people in matching shirts and lanyards are rehearsing a speech outside the Queensland Arts Gallery. Walking past them and into the river-front Edge building, I see more groups scattered at booths, roundtables and on the ...

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Students outshine the adults at Startup Weekend Youth

This past weekend, non-profit Startup Steam hosted their second annual Startup Weekend Youth event on the Sunshine Coast, for children in years 10 to 12. With the opportunity for the winning team to score a one-hour mentorship session with Shark Tank’s ...

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Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre shows off innovative local food and lifestyle startups

Queensland foodies, innovators and researchers gathered last week at the Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre for a showcase of local food and wellness companies looking to scale globally. USC Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Roland DeMarco, opened the event with a challenge. ...

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Spark Bureau Incubator announces second cohort and shares lessons learned

Hot on the heels of its inaugural cohort, which graduated in June, Spark Bureau Incubator announced this week its second cohort of local, innovative startups. Zach Johnson, Spark’s co-founder and CEO, was thrilled at the quality of applicants, citing the ...

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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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Alan Alda on the importance of science communication

It’s not often you see a post-show Q&A where the actors are ignored and the play’s writer does all the talking. But this playwright is Alan Alda, best known for his work in television and movies such as M*A*S*H, 30 Rock ...

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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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