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ESIC RiverPitch attracts a full house and an investment offer

Sprout Kitchens, Cardihab, and Critik founders pose together for a photo at RiverPitch.

If you’re looking to invest money into beer, quirky venues, kitchen space, customer feedback, or cardiac rehab – then Brisbane’s RiverPitch last week was the place to be. In a full house of 80 pre-screened investors, venture capital firms, and entrepreneurs, five ...

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Behind the scenes with River City Labs’ second muru-D accelerator cohort

River City Labs' second cohort pose for a group shot.

Like cheese in a mousetrap, the temptation of six months intensive mentoring, $60,000 funding, and introductions to top local and international investors proved too hard to resist for the teams who were announced last week as the second muru-D Brisbane ...

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Australia’s First Indigenous Startup Weekend an important step towards stronger entrepreneurial communities

It’s late Sunday afternoon, and people in matching shirts and lanyards are rehearsing a speech outside the Queensland Arts Gallery. Walking past them and into the river-front Edge building, I see more groups scattered at booths, roundtables and on the ...

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Travelshoot pairs professional photographers with tech-savy travellers

If you can’t take a selfie, are too shy to ask strangers for a favour, or just want some first-rate photographs on your vacation, Brisbane startup Travelshoot has you covered. Providing a unique twist on holiday snaps, the company will pair you up with ...

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Students outshine the adults at Startup Weekend Youth

This past weekend, non-profit Startup Steam hosted their second annual Startup Weekend Youth event on the Sunshine Coast, for children in years 10 to 12. With the opportunity for the winning team to score a one-hour mentorship session with Shark Tank’s ...

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Brisbane mates raise the stakes along with $750k

An Englishman, an Irishman and an Australian walk into a bar. They bet on horse racing, their billiards game and their beer sculling contest. One of them wins all three bets. The winner doesn’t get paid. Why not? No, this ...

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7 Unexpected lessons I learned at the muru-D accelerator

It was late Saturday night and my GreenSocks co-founder Richard Eastes and I were walking out of River City Labs, having just had our startup concept picked to pieces at the muru-D accelerator‘s pre-selection boot camp. Demoralised but not defeated, Richard’s ...

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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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Shorthand illustrates the power of storytelling

Few professions have been hit as hard by digital disruption as journalism. While print will hopefully stick around for a while yet, and there’s proof that newspapers have adapted through avenues such as real estate listings, the consumption of online news ...

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StreetEats closes its kitchen: What we can learn from a successful, failed startup

Nine out of ten startups fail, and, while it’s usually because no one wants their product, reasons can range from running out of cash, to problems with the team, to burn out. It’s important for entrepreneurs to be aware of ...

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