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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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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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World Science Festival Brisbane Highlights: On Nature and the Impact of Humanity

Brisbane officially hosted the World Science Festival from March 9-13th, the first city outside New York to do so. For the purposes of covering as much of this (honestly mind-blowing) event as possible, we’ll be doing highlights of the both the panels ...

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ilab announces Germinate 8: divorce app, crop tech and more

ilab has announced their 8th Germinate cohort, which includes everything from crop and nutrient testing hardware to a personalised car-washing service to an app that guides couples through their divorce. Following a selection bootcamp that included 28 startups, five early-stage teams began the ...

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River City Labs to double in size and scope

On Monday, River City Labs announced plans to relocate to a 10,500 square metre space in Fortitude Valley’s heritage-listed TCB Building. The move, set to take place within the next six months, is aimed at catering to startups that have ...

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Pitch night caps off 100 startups for ilab

Last week, Brisbane startup hub ilab hosted its seventh pitch night, and celebrated over one hundred startups to have been accepted into its Incubate or Germinate programs. Held at Customs House last Wednesday, the night mirrored the format of previous events, ...

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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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Media app meets Tony Abbott at SWBNE15

Aspiring and current entrepreneurs alike connected in Brisbane July 10-12th for the Queensland capital’s latest (and largest ever) leg of Startup Weekend. Pete Lock speaks on his experiences founding media app and Best Validation winner iWrite, and pitching his idea to Prime Minister Tony Abbott. As ...

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