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Innovation means spreading good ideas, not just products

In startup circles, the buzzword “innovation” enters the conversation so frequently, it’s practically a sixth vowel. Innovation is what every hopeful founder is chasing. An innovative product can be the basis of a business, while innovative thinking seems to be ...

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What Australian entrepreneurs can look forward to in 2016

This year has been a big one for Australian startups, and Queensland-based entrepreneurs in particular have several reasons to be happy this Christmas season. In fact, 2016 looks so bright that, rather than recapping what’s already happened, I’m going to take a look at ...

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Growth Hacker puts startup success down to literal roll of the dice

Considering the fickle nature of startups, a board game based around the industry seems like a natural fit. With high risks, high rewards, and an elaborate set of strategic and interpersonal rules, the startup lifecycle looks for all intents and ...

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River City Labs to double in size and scope

On Monday, River City Labs announced plans to relocate to a 10,500 square metre space in Fortitude Valley’s heritage-listed TCB Building. The move, set to take place within the next six months, is aimed at catering to startups that have ...

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Just how cheap are ideas?

The popular wisdom in the startup world is that ideas aren’t worth much. They’re regularly denigrated as being cheap, worthless, easy, and paradoxically, overvalued. Steve Jobs even described relying on a “really great idea” as a “disease.” As with so many ...

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What entrepreneurs can learn from the #libspill

The #libspill news and analysis has been more or less unavoidable this week. All the talk about different leadership styles and consultative approaches is a timely reminder for startup founders. Because founding your business is just the beginning: to survive, ...

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Mentor Blaze to set Queensland alight

Queensland will transform into Silicon Valley this Thursday, when another round of the state-wide mentoring program Mentor Blaze launches. Six locations around the state will provide Queensland’s budding entrepreneurs a chance to take their ideas, share them broadly, and get feedback with access to over 400 mentors tomorrow afternoon. ...

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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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Fragmentation blues: How to address Brisbane’s splintered ecosystem

Fragmentation isn’t just something Android developers need to worry about. Fragmentation frustrates. It slows things down, it causes duplication of effort, and in a startup ecosystem, fragmentation can severely stunt growth. A recent conversation about setting up a hub for startups ...

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Hacking Health gives Australian events a booster shot

This week, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre was the place to be for anyone working at the intersection of tech and healthcare. The Heathcare Informatics Conference (HIC) had three days worth of guest speakers and workshops, along with an exhibition hall ...

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