Why New Zealand hologram startup Point Zero is setting up shop in Queensland with $100,000 in funding

New Zealand hologram startup Point Zero is now basing its operations out of the Brisbane and Ipswich areas after being enticed across the ditch with $100,000 in funding from the Advance Queensland Hot Desq program. Established by the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland initiative, the $8 million Hot Desq program offers startup founders from around the globe the … Read more

Australian coworking spaces cater to a more diverse crowd than just young tech entrepreneurs

The phrase “coworking spaces” may conjure up images of tech-savvy millennials working for startups in converted warehouses. Add in the obligatory ping-pong tables, bean bags and beer on tap. But our report on the Australian coworking industry shows much more is going on in these spaces than this cliché. We found more than 300 coworking spaces are … Read more

Driverless buses, phone ID: The incredible ideas springing from Brisbane’s start-up hubs

“Driverless buses could be an innovation emerging from the start-up hub boom in south-east Queensland, with Springfield tipped as the area to produce such ideas. Hundreds of residents, each with their own innovative idea, have set up space in the city’s hubs as they try to take their idea from concept to success.” Ruth McCosker, … Read more

Ipswich digital hub wins council national award

“Ipswich has been recognised as a national leader in innovation for its work to establish startup hub Fire Station 101. Ipswich City Council took out the Innovative Management Initiative Award at the Local Government Professionals Australia National Congress event held in Hobart overnight. It follows the council winning the Queensland award for innovation earlier this year. Mayor … Read more

HUB AUSTRALIA’S CEO ON THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF HIS BUSINESS AND THE CO-WORKING MOVEMENT

When co-working space provider Hub Australia launches its second Sydney site, early next year, its national footprint will have nearly doubled. Founder and CEO Brad Krauskopf spoke to Dynamic Business about his vision for Hub Hyde Park, a 4200 square metre space at 223 Liverpool Street. He also discussed his future plans for Hub Australia … Read more

Mackay coworking space Split Spaces launches Business Booster program

“Now officially open at the Central Queensland University’s [CQU] City campus, Mackay coworking space Split Spaces has this week announced the launch of the Business Booster program to give four local startups six months of support. The Business Booster program, which will see four startups given desks at Split Spaces, as well as mentoring sessions and … Read more

New research resource available for entrepreneurs!

We currently have a short trial of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database. This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample … Read more

RISE OF STARTUP SUPPORT PROGRAMS NOT AS ROSY AT IT SEEMS

“ENTREPRENEURIAL cultivation companies in Australia are appearing quickly, but questions have been raised about whether the operators have the proven expertise and experience to genuinely help budding entrepreneurs. Jock Fairweather, director of co-working space Little Tokyo Two and accelerator program Thunder Lizards, claims that the recent trend towards innovation in Australia has also seen a substantial … Read more