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Entrepreneur Aaron Birkby: ‘startups need more real wins in Australia’

What did it take for Startup Catalyst’s CEO, Aaron Birkby, to edge out both Martin Hosking, the $288 million IPO hero of Redbubble, and startup darling Canva’s Melanie Perkins, bagging the Australian Computer Society’s 2016 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award last December? ...

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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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Behind the scenes with River City Labs’ second muru-D accelerator cohort

River City Labs' second cohort pose for a group shot.

Like cheese in a mousetrap, the temptation of six months intensive mentoring, $60,000 funding, and introductions to top local and international investors proved too hard to resist for the teams who were announced last week as the second muru-D Brisbane ...

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Bar Staff Co mix tech and cocktails to make the perfect recipe

In amongst all the commentary and economic divination that’s accompanied the end of Australia’s mining boom, there are hints as to where our nation’s companies might do well in the future. If you’re reading this article, the biggest trend should be obvious: technology. ...

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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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The Female Fantastic: challenges and opportunities for companies led by women

At the recent Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit there was a session exploring the challenges and opportunities for female-led companies. Leigh Angus, Head Innovator at Domino’s Pizza Australia, hosted the Female Fantastic session and facilitated an engaging, lively discussion ...

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Making remote work and virtual teams effective for your startup

Startups looking to raise capital and boost productivity are increasingly moving toward nontraditional models of work as they search for a streamlined approach to business. Methods like remote work and virtual teams provide myriad benefits for both startups and established ...

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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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The Perception of Success

Success is easy to describe isn’t it? It’s a simple word with a straightforward meaning. Only it’s not. Not to me, not anymore. If you are at the beginning of, currently immersed in, or at the end of, the tricky ...

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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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