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Pitch night caps off 100 startups for ilab

Last week, Brisbane startup hub ilab hosted its seventh pitch night, and celebrated over one hundred startups to have been accepted into its Incubate or Germinate programs. Held at Customs House last Wednesday, the night mirrored the format of previous events, ...

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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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Trying on the Ruby programming slippers

It began in Helsinki, Finland. Committed to promoting the participation of women and girls in web development and programming, the inaugural Rails Girls in 2010 drew over one hundred participants and has since expanded into a worldwide initiative. In July, ...

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A look at River City Labs Accelerator’s first intake

Early last week, Brisbane co-working space River City Labs and Telstra-backed accelerator muru-D announced the first intake for their joint-funded “River City Labs Accelerator” program. As we discussed last time, the inaugural accelerator offers $20,000 seed capital in return for 3% equity, and ...

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Tipi targets software developers with Connect launch

Tipi HQ is all about data. Whether it’s the Brisbane startup’s flagship, tailored data analytics services, their new software development app Connect, or even, at a stretch, their video interview platform Instaview, the startup has a tangible passion for the extraction ...

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InstantContact targets eleven-year-old Gmail problem

Brisbane startup and ilab Germinate graduate InstantContact has launched a free version of their premier product, a “digital secretary” for Gmail. Currently operating as a Chrome extension, InstantContact finds and, in one click, updates Google Contact info such as names, phone ...

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Inaugural accelerator signals next step for River City Labs

Brisbane co-working hub and startup hotspot River City Labs has announced their first ever accelerator program, the fittingly titled River City Labs Accelerator, which has been launched as part of a trial partnership with Telstra-backed accelerator muru-D. The fourteen week ...

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Media app meets Tony Abbott at SWBNE15

Aspiring and current entrepreneurs alike connected in Brisbane July 10-12th for the Queensland capital’s latest (and largest ever) leg of Startup Weekend. Pete Lock speaks on his experiences founding media app and Best Validation winner iWrite, and pitching his idea to Prime Minister Tony Abbott. As ...

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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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