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Disaster management software wins big at iAwards

Whitsundays-based company QIT+ has been awarded first place in this year’s iAwards’ community category, in both the State and National levels, for disaster management software Guardian. The company operates throughout Australia to assist disaster response efforts, and has worked to coordinate efforts ...

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Tappr taps into mobile payments sector

Brisbane-based mobile payment startup Tappr is currently conducting its pilot program for flagship product “Juvo”  ahead of its planned October release. “We’ve got the hardware, the card reader, that allows fully secure pin transactions,” Chief Operations Officer Ben Lawton said. ...

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Cairns’ first Startup Weekend signals regional growth

Reflecting a broader push towards regional entrepreneurial programs, Cairns celebrated its first Startup Weekend at co-working hub theSPACE mid-August. The event kicked off Friday 15th with an introduction by Wotif founder Graeme Wood, who officially opened the event to over 50 budding ...

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Valley investors target Brisbane women

Donna Hamlin and Inessa Obenhuber are hoping to help fix a problem with Australia’s startup ecosystem and women are firmly in their sights

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Startup Weekend Mini Summit consolidates national networks

Last week’s Startup Weekend Organisers Mini Summit has helped establish Australia’s organisation of the event and emphasised the need for a nationwide body. Brisbane’s River City Labs hosted 26 Startup Weekend representatives from across Australia and New Zealand last Tuesday August 5th. With ...

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Lessons from LSM Brisbane

"Know your customer". That was the take-home message from Lean Startup Machine Brisbane 2014

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Right Pedal reinvigorating Brisbane’s gaming scene

Brisbane accelerator Right Pedal Studios is working to reinvigorate the local mobile gaming scene with a slew of original projects. Now in its second year of operation, Right Pedal has provided funding, resources and mentorship for a number of mobile ...

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Windows covered in Liquid State upgrade

Their system is one of the few that can produce native apps for all three major mobile platforms: iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

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Creative Enterprise backs visual search engine

Visual search technology company See-Out Pty Ltd is the first start-up to receive funding from the Creative Enterprise Fund. The fund, operated by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA), along with angel investors, has backed See-Out so the company can recruit developers to work on ...

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Brisbane teams make the Startmate cut

Brett Geoghegan, Ricky Robinson and Walter Haas at ATP Innovations in Sydney.

Three Brisbane tech founders, Brett Geoghegan, Walter Haas and Ricky Robinson, have begun their stint in Startmate as part of the 2014 cohort. Geoghegan and Haas of Inductly are building a simple mobile education platform for delivering employee induction training with their ...

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