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StartupQLD launches interactive map of our ecosystem

Not-for-profit group StartupQLD launched an interactive and editable map of the state’s ecosystem earlier today. The map offers a comprehensive overview of the state’s startups and support systems, and includes categories such as research, startups, game studios, co-working, startup support (i.e. ...

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How might Advance Queensland improve our startup ecosystem?

It’s early days for Advance Queensland, but the response from the state’s startup community has been overwhelmingly positive. Championed by Minister for Science and Innovation Leeanne Enoch, shown above at an Advance Queensland Budding Business Brains Workshop, Labor’s $180 million job package has attracted endless ...

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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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State GovHack awards to showcase Queensland’s best

The state’s best hackers, coders and designers will head to Brisbane tonight to celebrate Queensland’s GovHack awards. Two teams from the Toowoomba GovHack competition were shortlisted for the event and will compete in the state titles. Parisian graphic and interactive ...

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Uber not set for Townsville after all

Despite media coverage earlier this year and ongoing rumours, controversial and popular ridesharing service Uber says it has no current plans to enter the Townsville market. A spokesperson from Uber has confirmed that the ridesharing company has no plans to ...

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Ben Sand on relationships, creativity and Queensland’s team-building advantage

Little Cairns scored big at the end of last month with another esteemed visiting entrepreneur brightening our doorstep:  Co-founder and COO of Meta, Ben Sand.  theSPACE Cairns was the last stop for Sand on his DSITI-sponsored state-wide tour. As a Y-combinator ...

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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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Nine months old, Jumpstart prepares for round two

A lot’s happened in the nine months since Slingshot launched the NRMA-backed Jumpstart accelerator program; four of their graduate startups received follow on funding, the Slingshot Venture Fund successfully qualified for tax-exempt status, and they have launched an online Bootstart program with ...

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SafetyCulture launches surgical checklist

Townsville startup SafetyCulture has launched an addition to its iAuditor application that provides medical professionals with surgical safety checklists. The list was developed under the guidelines of the World Health Organisation (WHO) as part of its global initiative ‘Safe Surgery ...

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Toowoomba to launch inaugural GovHack

At a time when cyber security and the associated metadata laws are on the forefront of the political mindset, it’s somewhat surprising that the Australian Government has been sponsoring events in which government data is ‘hacked’. Beginning on Friday July 3rd, the ...

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