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Audeara brings the noise with headphones that listen to you

Following the rise of mass personalisation that’s brought us tools such as Pandora and Netflix, a Brisbane startup is looking to revolutionise music delivery with technology that “listens to users” . A team of medical doctors and engineers aiming to personalise sound, Audeara has created headphones that, with ...

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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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ilab announces Germinate 8: divorce app, crop tech and more

ilab has announced their 8th Germinate cohort, which includes everything from crop and nutrient testing hardware to a personalised car-washing service to an app that guides couples through their divorce. Following a selection bootcamp that included 28 startups, five early-stage teams began the ...

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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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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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How might Advance Queensland improve our startup ecosystem?

It’s early days for Advance Queensland, but the response from the state’s startup community has been overwhelmingly positive. Championed by Minister for Science and Innovation Leeanne Enoch, shown above at an Advance Queensland Budding Business Brains Workshop, Labor’s $180 million job package has attracted endless ...

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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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Toowoomba startup sheds retail traditions

A Toowoomba startup looking to disrupt the relatively fixed state of shed retail has been accepted into ilab’s seventh Germinate round. Currently running in beta, ShedProject bucks retail traditions by providing buyers with the ability to post individual requirements such ...

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Startup roadshow turns spotlight to smaller Queensland regions

ilab’s Regional Startup Roadshow is currently making the rounds with some of Queensland’s least-represented startup communities. Unlike Queensland’s recent slew of Startup Weekends, the roadshow is looking to attract members from smaller regional cities. Seminars began Monday in Mackay, with ...

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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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