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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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Filter turns the table on music downloads

Following the increasing personalisation of music software, Queensland startup Filter has recently launched a curated, uniquely-interactive database for DJs. Launched in March, Filter curates freely available music according to standard tags like BPM, Key and Energy, and exclusive tags like “Floorfiller” and “Banger”. The ...

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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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Inspection Apps ticks all the right boxes

Cairns entrepreneurs Darryl Posgate and Matt Hanson have turned software originally targeted at pool-safety into an adaptive inspection management platform, Inspection Apps. The idea behind Inspection Apps came from an app they had originally created to complement their pool fence inspection business My Pool Inspection.  But in early 2011, the Queensland Government created a ...

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StreetEats launch shifts the food-truck paradigm

Food vendor app StreetEats launched last week with a party that drew hundreds and demonstrated the challenges of upsetting hospitality conventions. Held at Wandering Cooks in South Brisbane as part of local food festival ‘Thank Truck it’s Thursday,’ the event ...

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Townsville talent shines through in software startup

The founder of Townsville development studio Oz Apps, Jayant Varma, sees working in the city as a mixed bag. While he advocates for the city’s accessible business-to-business model, natural beauty and free-flowing traffic, Varma admits that Townsville is not the first point of ...

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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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Fashion label finds pain-free business model

Brisbane fashion entrepreneur Amy Dallas has implemented an innovative business model in order to improve the lives of young people living with chronic pain – starting with her own. In September last year, Dallas launched the fashion label Chronic Youth, with a ...

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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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