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Entrepreneur Aaron Birkby: ‘startups need more real wins in Australia’

What did it take for Startup Catalyst’s CEO, Aaron Birkby, to edge out both Martin Hosking, the $288 million IPO hero of Redbubble, and startup darling Canva’s Melanie Perkins, bagging the Australian Computer Society’s 2016 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award last December? ...

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Success sets Brisbane medtech company DoseMe up for U.S. market

It was 2012 and Dr Robert McLeay was chatting to his wife’s colleague at a backyard Brisbane barbecue. While enjoying his burger, McLeay listened intently to a story about a scientific innovation not yet easily available to clinicians, but which ...

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Travello secures $1.26 million in funding from local investors

It was almost Christmas: the busiest travel season of the Southern Hemisphere, when Brisbane mates Ryan Hanly and Mark Cantoni, had their global travel app pulled from Apple’s app store. The timing couldn’t be worse. Not only did the Outbound ...

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Resources to inspire your inner entrepreneur

One of the best parts of living in today’s digitally enabled world is the plethora of information available at our fingertips to inspire and educate. Whether you’re struggling with a particular skill or in need of inspiration, there will be ...

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The Female Fantastic: challenges and opportunities for companies led by women

At the recent Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit there was a session exploring the challenges and opportunities for female-led companies. Leigh Angus, Head Innovator at Domino’s Pizza Australia, hosted the Female Fantastic session and facilitated an engaging, lively discussion ...

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The offbeat path to investment

About 12 months ago I was all about seeking investment. We had decided that the only way forward for our startup, The Perch Project, was to secure cash investment. That became my top priority. That’s not the offbeat part of ...

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How to overcome burnout and stay motivated

Whether you’re building a startup or living the freelancer life, the expectation to remain continuously motivated and moving forward can at times become exhausting. As all entrepreneurs know, productivity and efficient use of resources is crucial to success, especially early ...

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Shorthand illustrates the power of storytelling

Few professions have been hit as hard by digital disruption as journalism. While print will hopefully stick around for a while yet, and there’s proof that newspapers have adapted through avenues such as real estate listings, the consumption of online news ...

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Making remote work and virtual teams effective for your startup

Startups looking to raise capital and boost productivity are increasingly moving toward nontraditional models of work as they search for a streamlined approach to business. Methods like remote work and virtual teams provide myriad benefits for both startups and established ...

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The Perception of Success

Success is easy to describe isn’t it? It’s a simple word with a straightforward meaning. Only it’s not. Not to me, not anymore. If you are at the beginning of, currently immersed in, or at the end of, the tricky ...

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