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iAuditor punches up at app awards

SafetyCulture’s flagship product iAuditor has taken out two categories at San Francisco’s tablet app competition the Tabby Awards, the only app to win twice. The Townsville company that could has won in Tabby’s Business categories’ “Data Access and Collection” and “IT or Business Tool”, ...

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Anna Gerber: on music and computer science

Anna Gerber very nearly was not a computer scientist. In fact, if not for an accident suffered in university, she might be a pianist. “When I was a kid I used to love computers and programming logo,” Gerber says. “Then for ...

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Jumpstart launch offers a new kind of accelerator

As we’ve talked about before, it can be difficult to choose an appropriate startup accelerator. The newest Australian program, Slingshot and NRMA’s Jumpstart, adds another element to our discussion: a customer. Or, more accurately, 2.4 million customers, courtesy of NRMA. “What ...

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Tappr gets the jump on mPOS rivals

Following a year of pilot programs and its app release this week, Fortitude Valley’s Tappr is gearing up for 250 pre-orders of its mobile payment hardware by the end of October, ahead of an expected full release in March 2015. And behold, we’ve got ...

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IDEA Network repurposes the student entrepreneur

For some students, it can be hard to feel any enthusiasm towards clubs and societies. They can seem, at best, like a social opportunity, and at worst another commitment without any sort of visible outcome. But the startup group IDEA Network ...

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SafetyCulture blazes the trail for regional startups

Three years after transforming workplace health and safety consultancy SafetyCulture into a software startup, founder and CEO Luke Anear has seen his company go global in more ways than one. With engineers poached from places ranging from Townsville’s James Cook ...

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Simon Moss on photography, product market fit and the entrepreneur’s journey

On his entrepreneurial motivation, midway through another kickass Creative³ presentation, Simon Moss has to pause. He’s explaining how, after fifteen years working with technology startups, a stroke provided an out-of-body experience and the certainty that “if he gets out this, he’ll ...

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How to be a “non-startup” startup with Alexandra Keating

First amongst Alexandra Keating’s pieces of advice for budding entrepreneurs is flat-out not using the term “startup”, as it encourages a mentality to make mistakes early on. Keating’s frankness and obvious success shamed a number of Creative³ guests, this journalist included, throughout her September 19th presentation. ...

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Germinate pitch event showcases diversity, altruism, group travel

The importance of funding, guidance and ingenuity were on full display at iLab’s Germinate 5 pitch event earlier this month, with ideas ranging from online counselling to group travel showcasing some of the best of Queensland’s ecosystem. Held directly after the Mentor Blaze last Thursday, ...

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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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