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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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Mackay’s inaugural Startup Weekend tops off diverse year for Queensland

In what has become Queensland’s biggest and most diverse year yet for startup competitions, Mackay has successfully wrapped up its first ever Startup Weekend. Following the Tablelands’ inaugural event in May and the introduction of vertical themes such as “Education,” ...

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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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‘Startup Weekend Cairns – Tourism’ showcases Indigenous ingenuity

Held at the end of May, Cairns’ Startup Weekend – Tourism & Hospitality spawned a range of ideas on how to improve Far Northern tourism, many of which were centered on showcasing local Indigenous culture. The event was launched at the International ...

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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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Inaugural Tablelands startup event breaks rural barriers

Continuing the state’s recent increase in regional events, the Tablelands’ first Startup Weekend concluded last Sunday and, despite geographic challenges, produced a variety of rural startup ideas. Held at the Destiny Cafe in Atheron, Startup Weekend Tablelands ran the typical ...

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Toowoomba Startup Weekend set to educate industry

Signalling a trend towards more themed startup events in Queensland, Toowoomba is set to host Startup Weekend EDU in May 15-17th. A dual stream event, Startup Weekend EDU will operate with a Youth track, for budding entrepreneurs aged 18 and under, and an ...

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Startup Weekend Cairns returns with tourism focus

After a forced postponement due to a cyclone threat, Cairns’ first ever Startup Weekend – Tourism & Hospitality is back on track. Rescheduled for May 29-31, this will be Cairns’ third Startup Weekend overall and its first ‘vertical’ (themed) event, with ...

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Top 10 stories of 2014

It’s been a heck of a year for Queensland innovation, and for us here at TSJ. From Startup Weekend QLD to GovHack to Creative³, 2014 had something for entrepreneurs and tech lovers of all persuasions. So come with us and revisit some of ...

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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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