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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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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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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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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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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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