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Brisbane’s double vision for startups

Talented and enthusiastic people are the basic units of startups. Put a team of them together and you can end up with the next Uber or SpaceX. Put several such teams together in the same building and you’ve got an ...

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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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StartupQLD launches interactive map of our ecosystem

Not-for-profit group StartupQLD launched an interactive and editable map of the state’s ecosystem earlier today. The map offers a comprehensive overview of the state’s startups and support systems, and includes categories such as research, startups, game studios, co-working, startup support (i.e. ...

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Two years on from Crowley: Hubs and Documentarians

The Story So Far… In 2012, Brisbane hosted Tyler Crowley as a visiting entrepreneur. Crowley was optimistic about the future of the Brisbane startup scene, and he gave a list of ingredients we would need in order to thrive. Two ...

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Two years on from Crowley: Meetups

Two years ago, Brisbane hosted its first official visiting entrepreneur. Tyler Crowley arrived shortly after the launch of the Digital Brisbane strategy, when Twitter’s acquisition of local startup We Are Hunted was big news. Since Crowley’s credentials include helping build ...

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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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Startup Catalyst initiated: cue reaction

Startup Catalyst’s recent journey to the States gave a handful of young programmers a crash-course in entrepreneurship, from the funding big leads of 500 Startups, to Startup Weekend San Francisco to three of the biggest startups ever, Facebook, Google and Twitter. ...

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Lessons from the Richard Branson Centre

Liquid State CEO Philip Andrews is back from a global tour of entrepreneurship, which culminated in a week at South Africa’s Richard Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship and highlighted Australia’s place within the global ecosystem. As part of winning the Digital Content award at Talent ...

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What can we learn from the SEQ Startup Ecosystem Report?

Following research into Perth’s ecosystem in 2013, data company Boundlss were commissioned by the QLD government to mapped South East Queensland’s startup scene. Humbly, we have some thoughts on what they found. Released at the end of October, the SEQ Startup Ecosystem Report 2014 ...

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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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