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RollCall Global pivots to emerging drivers

Safety startup RollCall Global has moved on from an initial focus on quad bikes to beginner drivers. Winner of Startup Weekend Toowoomba and the People’s Choice Award, RollCall Global’s safety concept is designed to notify friends, family and emergency services ...

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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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Preaccelerator program prepares startups for bigger things

Cairns co-working hub theSPACE has finished running its first “preaccelerator program,” Startup Basecamp. A first for the city, Startup Basecamp was designed to build capacity amongst budding entrepreneurs as a lead up to more demanding programs like ilab’s Germinate program, ...

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Regional QLD teams dominate award nominations

Easily surpassing every other state in the country, North QLD has produced two of the total three regional finalists at this year’s StartupSmart Awards. Along with categories such as “Best Disruptor”, “Fastest Growing Startup” and “Best Social Change Entrepreneur”, StartupSmart yesterday announced ...

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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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Fair share: plans for Employee Share Schemes

Employee Share Schemes have been a hotly debated topic of late, reignited by the proposal to reverse changes made six years ago to the integral structure of the scheme. By introducing new tax rules in 2009, the Government greatly weakened ...

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Sugarcane and the future of sustainable farming

North QLD ingredient supply company KFSU has developed and successfully integrated a highly efficient form of processing sugarcane, as a way of both using the crop to its full potential and improving the general consumption of dietary fibre. Based in ...

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Disconnect from the grid…with poo power!

Two Queensland-based businesses have teamed up to turn 50,000 tonnes of chicken poo into an unlikely source of power. Darling Downs Fresh Eggs at Pittsworth on the Darling Downs have an enormous cost associated with clearing, cleaning and disposing of ...

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Toowoomba Startup Group prepares for first coworking space

After nearly a year of hosting meetups and organising startup events, the Toowomba Startup Group is working towards hosting the city’s first coworking space. On Tuesday, the group began trialling coworking with local entreprenuers directly after their fortnightly meetup at the Engine Room ...

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Top 10 stories of 2014

It’s been a heck of a year for Queensland innovation, and for us here at TSJ. From Startup Weekend QLD to GovHack to Creative³, 2014 had something for entrepreneurs and tech lovers of all persuasions. So come with us and revisit some of ...

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