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Unearthed Brisbane breaks the hackathon mould

More than eighty local developers competed in resource hackathon Unearthed Brisbane over the weekend, an event that diverged from typical startup competitions with set industry and government challenges. Hosted by River City Labs but run by RIIT, Unearthed Brisbane launched the ...

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Startups face fears/investors at pitch night

Pitching can be terrifying, especially to unfamiliar faces. Even accounting for common (and very reasonable) fears of public speaking, asking for something from strangers is a daunting experience. “I don’t like having a conversation along the lines of ‘Hey I’m ...

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Sunshine Coast meetup celebrates with mosaic masterpiece

Silicon Coast held their latest meetup at the Caloundra Regional Gallery gallery last week, where, amongst one-minute pitches and networking, local inventor Mic Black’s pixel mosaic was on full display as part of the Digital Disruption exhibition. “One of the ...

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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 launches young, Queensland entrepreneurs abroad

Set to blast twenty of Queensland’s young entrepreneurs into the global ecosystem, River City Labs launched annual mission Startup Catalyst yesterday. The initiative is currently taking applications for a ten-day tour of Silicon Valley in November, where participants will visit global tech companies such as ...

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Creative³ and the ingenuity of success

Creative³, for those unlucky enough to miss it, had some pretty pertinent advice for budding entrepreneurs. “The underlying message of the event is that creativity counts,” MC and Archipelago Architect’s Peter Edwards said. “It’s a powerful, powerful thing.” “A lot of ...

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Bitcoin ATM planned for Bardon

Bardon cafe Kobblers is preparing to host one of the country's first Bitcoin ATMs.

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Leigh Angus to move on from ilab

In an email to colleagues and friends today, Leigh Angus, the program director at ilab, announced that she would be stepping away from that role to pursue other challenges in venture fund management and the startup community. Here’s an excerpt from her ...

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Creative 3 RiverPitch finalists announced

The five finalists for Creative3 RiverPitch were decided from a field of ten at last night’s semi-finals. The remaining creative upstarts will pitch at a closed, investor-only dinner during Creative3 in September. The five teams are: Cookoo SwipeAds See-out Keyless.io ...

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Liveblog: Digital Productivity Conference day two

All the interesting bits from day two of the Digital Productivity Conference.

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