Entrepreneur

Online Community for Startups – QiHub

The Queensland Government together with Advance Queensland have recently announced QiHub, a free to join online community for startups to help foster innovation in Queensland. The $755 million government initiative brings together the rapidly growing Queensland startup ecosystem by providing a dedicated platform for entrepreneurs to connect remotely during Covid-19.  QiHub - the Queensland Innovation Hub, is the first of its kind entrepreneur-led community in Queensland. The platform offers a digital space to discover, meet, connect, share and collaborate with other entrepreneurs in the state. The idea was conceived by the Advance Queensland innovation team alongside the Office of the…

Pre-Accelerator Program for Startups

Refine, develop, validate and grow your startup idea by joining a pre-accelerator program. QUT Entrepreneurship is offering anyone with a new business idea or an existing venture to join their online pre-accelerator program QUT Entrepreneurship Next Level. This free online program combines educational video content with weekly mentoring and group work in order to prepare you to pitch at a Demo Day. When: 21 April to 21 May 2020 Where: Online Cost: Free Masterclass Schedule Every Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm to 7pm AEST. Validation: How to validate your idea. Problem Deep Dive: Understanding the problem you are solving, identify…

Using App Gamification to Increase User Retention

  We recently received an enquiry asking if we had any gamification app related experience. I was impressed; it is not often we get asked about app gamification right off the bat. Instead, it generally comes out while brainstorming with a client their app UX design and discuss different strategies we could use to increase user engagement. However, for a reason I cannot explain, it occurred to me that perhaps this person referred to 'gamification' as a game app and hoping to find a mobile app developer. And with that, I felt compelled to write about gamification strategies in apps…

Myriad in Brisbane – Connecting the dot connectors

Last week I attended Myriad, a three day technology and innovation festival in Brisbane. According to their site, some of the highlights of this event were: * 50+ local and international speakers * Next generation technology & Interactive experiences * Workshops & Fireside chats * Global Investment and insights * Powerful and inspiring stories * Connections * Investor matchmaking * Sweet, sweet Queensland sunshine. It sounds great, right? However, personally the biggest highlight was the alluring atmosphere where community members, local & international speakers and investors gathered together to discuss inspiration, innovation and impact through a common theme: the use of…