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Berlin landing pad provides a well-timed entry for Australian startups

In Berlin last week, over wine and canapés, the federal government took a big step towards the European startup scene, with an event marking the launch of the last of the government’s five startup landing pads. The others – in San Francisco, ...

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Travello secures $1.26 million in funding from local investors

It was almost Christmas: the busiest travel season of the Southern Hemisphere, when Brisbane mates Ryan Hanly and Mark Cantoni, had their global travel app pulled from Apple’s app store. The timing couldn’t be worse. Not only did the Outbound ...

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Resources to inspire your inner entrepreneur

One of the best parts of living in today’s digitally enabled world is the plethora of information available at our fingertips to inspire and educate. Whether you’re struggling with a particular skill or in need of inspiration, there will be ...

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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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CRIG and investment in the Cairns startup community

In February of this year, Pollenizer’s “forty million dollar man” Phil Morle presented a keynote speech at a Cairns forum aimed at promoting regional investment. Rather than encouraging attendees to open their chequebooks then and there, the event was designed to be an educational session for local investors. It covered ...

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Cairns’ first Startup Weekend signals regional growth

Reflecting a broader push towards regional entrepreneurial programs, Cairns celebrated its first Startup Weekend at co-working hub theSPACE mid-August. The event kicked off Friday 15th with an introduction by Wotif founder Graeme Wood, who officially opened the event to over 50 budding ...

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Creative Enterprise backs visual search engine

Visual search technology company See-Out Pty Ltd is the first start-up to receive funding from the Creative Enterprise Fund. The fund, operated by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA), along with angel investors, has backed See-Out so the company can recruit developers to work on ...

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Mobile payments company Tappr raises $2 million in funding

Introducing Tappr

When you talk to Brett Hales there is an overriding sense he knows what he is doing and where he is going. Hales, the 28-year-old chief executive of mobile payments company Tappr, is sharp, smart and determined. Not the kind of person you’d ...

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1.2 million reasons to get creative

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) last week announced a new $1.2 million investment fund exclusively for startups in the creative industries. On hand to officially launch the fund on Tuesday morning at QUT’s spectacular Room 360 was Brisbane Lord Mayor ...

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