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Startup hubs set for Mackay, Rockhampton and Ipswich

Startup hubs set for Mackay, Rockhampton and Ipswich

2016 is shaping up to a be a hell of a year for Queensland entrepreneurs. With a new innovation hub planned for Brisbane City, a slew of new initiatives from Advance Queensland, and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s billion-dollar innovation scheme, it ...

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Mackay’s inaugural Startup Weekend tops off diverse year for Queensland


In what has become Queensland’s biggest and most diverse year yet for startup competitions, Mackay has successfully wrapped up its first ever Startup Weekend. Following the Tablelands’ inaugural event in May and the introduction of vertical themes such as “Education,” ...

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Emerging Entrepreneurs to go nationwide with JCU and theSPACE

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In a move set to make the program more accessible nationwide, round two of Cairns’ Emerging Entrepreneurs program has coincided with the announcement that James Cook University will come on board as a key strategic partner. theSPACE is currently working with other regional centres to extend the reach of ...

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SafetyCulture to grow team following Series A round


Townsville auditing startup SafetyCulture is preparing to massively expand its engineering teams following a $6.1 million Series A funding round. The funding comes primarily from existing investors, such as Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar, and will go towards growing SafetyCulture’s engineering teams ...

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Cairns three years on: The latest from theSPACE


It’s now been three years since theSPACE took on the gargantuan task of setting up a startup ecosystem in Far North Queensland.  Since then, we’ve had three Startup Weekends and visits by high profile entrepreneurs, but it’s still too early to claim victory in the battle to institute a thriving, self-driven startup community. Let’s take a ...

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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

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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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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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FunGIS spreads spatial data awareness

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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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