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Toowoomba’s star app-rentices

Imagine someone pitching their app idea to a crowd of startup professionals. The entrepreneurs describe a new system of car maintenance, and discuss user interfaces and safety mechanisms. Who do you think of? An early 30s male, possibly in a trim navy-suit? Think again. Amanda ...

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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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State GovHack awards to showcase Queensland’s best

The state’s best hackers, coders and designers will head to Brisbane tonight to celebrate Queensland’s GovHack awards. Two teams from the Toowoomba GovHack competition were shortlisted for the event and will compete in the state titles. Parisian graphic and interactive ...

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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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Toowoomba to launch inaugural GovHack

At a time when cyber security and the associated metadata laws are on the forefront of the political mindset, it’s somewhat surprising that the Australian Government has been sponsoring events in which government data is ‘hacked’. Beginning on Friday July 3rd, the ...

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Toowoomba meetup puts photography entrepreneur in focus

In a trial run for an upcoming TEDx talk, photographer and BEFA 2015 Asia Pacific Female Entrepreneur of The Year Alice Mabin recounted her entrepreneurial journey at the Toowoomba Startup Group last Wednesday. The Roma-based Mabin has grown her own photography business ...

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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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RollCall Global pivots to emerging drivers

Safety startup RollCall Global has moved on from an initial focus on quad bikes to beginner drivers. Winner of Startup Weekend Toowoomba and the People’s Choice Award, RollCall Global’s safety concept is designed to notify friends, family and emergency services ...

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Toowoomba Startup Group prepares for first coworking space

After nearly a year of hosting meetups and organising startup events, the Toowomba Startup Group is working towards hosting the city’s first coworking space. On Tuesday, the group began trialling coworking with local entreprenuers directly after their fortnightly meetup at the Engine Room ...

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