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ShareStuff and the growth of peer-to-peer platforms

A Far North Queensland startup is hoping to encourage sustainability and affordability with its sharing platform, and has in turn highlighted the growth of collaborative consumption. Currently operating after a soft launch within the Cairns and Tablelands regions, ShareStuff works as an ...

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Roominate and the future of women in STEM

Alice Brooks can pinpoint the moment her future career in engineering was set: as an eight-year-old, she asked her dad if Santa Claus would bring her a Barbie Doll. “He said no,” Brooks laughs. “And instead, I got my own ...

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Regional startup JESI monitors workers’ safety

The growth of JESI, or Journey Events Safety Innovations, mirrors the evolution of regional entrepreneurship in QLD and, more specifically, reflects a recent push from the Townsville startup scene. Founded in 2012, JESI launched its journey management technology in March last year, ...

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Konveen and meetings in the cloud

Office dynamics are evolving. Online collaboration and conferencing tools, as well as the growth of co-working spaces, have inarguably changed interoffice communication, and, in the case of startups, some modern entrepreneurs advise against certain kinds of meetings altogether. But Cairns-based startup Konveen views ...

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Qrate.TV looks to socialise television

Rob Sutton is hoping to revolutionise the way we watch television. With Netflix, streaming devices and smart TVs already wildly upsetting the traditional viewing experience, his challenge was to figure out what hasn’t already been done. But his startup Qrate.TV, winner of ...

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On the value of startup competitions

Project Tripod’s recent journey to the Creative Business Cup in Denmark highlights the benefits that international competitions can bring to early stage businesses, as well as some of the potential costs. Co-founder Jordan Knight became the first Australian to compete ...

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Filmshelf to hit Brisbane racks

Jackson Scott does not fit the typical entrepreneur model. He has no business, economic or technological background. His new venture “Filmshelf,” where select films will be distributed through local cafes and packaged with visual artwork and critical reviews (pictured above), is ...

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Lessons from the Richard Branson Centre

Liquid State CEO Philip Andrews is back from a global tour of entrepreneurship, which culminated in a week at South Africa’s Richard Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship and highlighted Australia’s place within the global ecosystem. As part of winning the Digital Content award at Talent ...

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Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar leads $2M investment in SafetyCulture

Less than a month after dual-wins at the Tabby Awards, SafetyCulture has announced a $2.1M investment round lead by none other than Atlassian founder Scott Farquhar, as well as plans for a Sydney office. SafetyCulture founder and CEO Luke Anear emphasised that, ...

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Startup Weekend Queensland connects three separate events

Startup Weekend Queensland launches tonight in Cairns, Townsville and the Gold Coast, the first time the three events will operate simultaneously in the state. The 54-hour startup crash courses, which will follow the standard “Pitch, Build and Launch” structure of ...

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