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FunGIS spreads spatial data awareness

A conference of spatial experts in Queensland’s far north has showcased the multifaceted world of mapping technology Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The Far North Queensland GIS Group (FunGIS) held their 27th annual conference at Cairns’ Pacific International Hotel on June ...

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‘Startup Weekend Cairns – Tourism’ showcases Indigenous ingenuity

Held at the end of May, Cairns’ Startup Weekend – Tourism & Hospitality spawned a range of ideas on how to improve Far Northern tourism, many of which were centered on showcasing local Indigenous culture. The event was launched at the International ...

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Startups in Parliament hints at collaborative future

The Queensland Government sees the state's startup sector as a vital to productivity and competition and wants to see entrepreneurship taught to school students.

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Toowoomba meetup puts photography entrepreneur in focus

In a trial run for an upcoming TEDx talk, photographer and BEFA 2015 Asia Pacific Female Entrepreneur of The Year Alice Mabin recounted her entrepreneurial journey at the Toowoomba Startup Group last Wednesday. The Roma-based Mabin has grown her own photography business ...

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CRIG and investment in the Cairns startup community

In February of this year, Pollenizer’s “forty million dollar man” Phil Morle presented a keynote speech at a Cairns forum aimed at promoting regional investment. Rather than encouraging attendees to open their chequebooks then and there, the event was designed to be an educational session for local investors. It covered ...

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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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Inaugural Tablelands startup event breaks rural barriers

Continuing the state’s recent increase in regional events, the Tablelands’ first Startup Weekend concluded last Sunday and, despite geographic challenges, produced a variety of rural startup ideas. Held at the Destiny Cafe in Atheron, Startup Weekend Tablelands ran the typical ...

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Startup roadshow turns spotlight to smaller Queensland regions

ilab’s Regional Startup Roadshow is currently making the rounds with some of Queensland’s least-represented startup communities. Unlike Queensland’s recent slew of Startup Weekends, the roadshow is looking to attract members from smaller regional cities. Seminars began Monday in Mackay, with ...

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Toowoomba Startup Weekend set to educate industry

Signalling a trend towards more themed startup events in Queensland, Toowoomba is set to host Startup Weekend EDU in May 15-17th. A dual stream event, Startup Weekend EDU will operate with a Youth track, for budding entrepreneurs aged 18 and under, and an ...

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Startup Weekend Cairns returns with tourism focus

After a forced postponement due to a cyclone threat, Cairns’ first ever Startup Weekend – Tourism & Hospitality is back on track. Rescheduled for May 29-31, this will be Cairns’ third Startup Weekend overall and its first ‘vertical’ (themed) event, with ...

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