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Bar Staff Co mix tech and cocktails to make the perfect recipe

In amongst all the commentary and economic divination that’s accompanied the end of Australia’s mining boom, there are hints as to where our nation’s companies might do well in the future. If you’re reading this article, the biggest trend should be obvious: technology. ...

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Just blowing bubbles

The word ‘bubble’ has popped up in headlines on news and tech websites with increased frequency lately. Sadly, most of these articles are less about analysing the startup investment market as it is now and more about making ominous predictions ...

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What startups can learn from the Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup has once again come and gone, but for those less interested in the fascinators and furlongs, here are three lessons startups can take away from race day. The favourite doesn’t have all the advantages If there’s one ...

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Just how cheap are ideas?

The popular wisdom in the startup world is that ideas aren’t worth much. They’re regularly denigrated as being cheap, worthless, easy, and paradoxically, overvalued. Steve Jobs even described relying on a “really great idea” as a “disease.” As with so many ...

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Nine months old, Jumpstart prepares for round two

A lot’s happened in the nine months since Slingshot launched the NRMA-backed Jumpstart accelerator program; four of their graduate startups received follow on funding, the Slingshot Venture Fund successfully qualified for tax-exempt status, and they have launched an online Bootstart program with ...

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Über Alles: On startups and the sharing economy

To borrow lyrics from Swedish supergroup ABBA, it is a Friday night, the lights are low and I am looking out for a place to go. In about 10 minutes Brett will let me, a complete stranger into his car ...

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Creative³ Pitch spotlights creative startups

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) recently extended their deadline for the Creative³ Pitch (to today, so get applying now). As part of Australia’s premier conference for creative entrepreneurs, Creative³, the pitch presents a unique investment and networking opportunity for early stage ...

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A premature pat on the back

Australia’s startup scene is thriving. If it weren’t for a few regulatory speed bumps like the Employee Share Scheme and crowdfunding regulation, we’d be taking the world by storm. At least, that’s the impression you get from reading startup coverage ...

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