Look to the sky and build flying cars not "sucky" roads, says Steve Baxter

Look to the sky and build flying cars not "sucky" roads, says Steve Baxter

Queensland's chief entrepreneur Steve Baxter has called on the government to stop pouring billions of dollars into projects that make roads "suck less" and invest now in a future where most people fly to and from work every day.

Baxter, an investor who is also one of the 'sharks' on the hit show Shark Tank, says the...

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Amazon will be a 'huge opportunity' for small business

Amazon will be a 'huge opportunity' for small business

AS AMAZON commences commercial trials of its online marketplace in Australia, one of Brisbane's young entrepreneurs has urged retailers to take a "first mover" advantage with the platform to get ahead of their bigger competitors.

Ryan Murtagh, founder of Neto and recipient of the 2017 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Trailblazer...

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STEVE SCANLAN NAMED BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2017

STEVE SCANLAN NAMED BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2017

THE competition was the strongest it has ever been in 2017, with nominees ranging from innovative social entrepreneurs to heavyweight recruitment specialists. But it was clear that the man at the helm one of Brisbane's fastest growing companies would take the gong for Business News Australia's Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Ye...

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ADELAIDE STARTUP JOINS THE SPACE RACE BY PARTNERING WITH FRENCH AGENCY

ADELAIDE STARTUP JOINS THE SPACE RACE BY PARTNERING WITH FRENCH AGENCY

SPACE startup Fleet has announced a partnership with French space agency CNES as the Federal Government announced the creation of an Australian space agency to cash in on the $420 billion aeronautical industry. CNES will track and support Fleet's first nanosatellites once launched, with the satellites creating a global network that wi...

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THE STARTUP FESTIVAL WHERE GLOBAL HEAVYWEIGHTS COLLIDE WITH ENTREPRENEURS AND TRAILBLAZERS

THE STARTUP FESTIVAL WHERE GLOBAL HEAVYWEIGHTS COLLIDE WITH ENTREPRENEURS AND TRAILBLAZERS

THEIR aim is to put on the 'biggest, baddest and best' startup event in the Asia Pacific region and the founders of Myriad have declared if the event becomes 'just another tech conference', then they have failed.

Estonian Martin Talvari (pictured) and Australian entrepreneur Murray Galbraith will pull together the second ...

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THE TECH COMPANY THAT SCORED A DEAL TO HELP MAKE THE ROADS SAFER

THE TECH COMPANY THAT SCORED A DEAL TO HELP MAKE THE ROADS SAFER

A BRISBANE tech company has developed a world first interactive training program for learner drivers before they get behind the wheel which could be rolled out across Australia.  THE Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has already launched the PrepL eLearning program to assist young drivers and Croomo says it is in disc...

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FRENCH COMPANY TO SET UP DRIVERLESS CAR MANUFACTURING IN ADELAIDE

FRENCH COMPANY TO SET UP DRIVERLESS CAR MANUFACTURING IN ADELAIDE

DRIVERLESS vehicle manufacturer Navya will set up shop in Adelaide bringing a manufacturing facility along for the ride. The decision to land in Adelaide by Navya CEO Christophe Sapet follows discussions between the company and South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill in Paris. Navya says it was attracted to Adelaide's carbon neutra...

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HOW KATE MOSS AND A SENSE OF SENSE OF HUMOUR HELPED AN ENTREPRENEUR TO LAND A DEAL ON SHARK TANK

HOW KATE MOSS AND A SENSE OF SENSE OF HUMOUR HELPED AN ENTREPRENEUR TO LAND A DEAL ON SHARK TANK

WITH a tried and tested family golden ginger cookie recipe, a sprinkle of sarcasm and a background in marketing and advertising, Emma Head scored an investment on Shark Tank from Janine Allis and Andrew Banks.

Her business, Sweet Mickie, is a personalised biscuit company and she stamps messages into the icing on top of the cookies with m...

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THE 'CART COUPLE' THAT WALKED AWAY FROM A DEAL WITH SHARK TANK'S NAOMI SIMSON

THE 'CART COUPLE' THAT WALKED AWAY FROM A DEAL WITH SHARK TANK'S NAOMI SIMSON

THEY'RE a husband and wife team that came up with an idea for a foldable cart with wheels while on holiday, and Rebecca and Anthony Keain have decided to go it alone after initially securing an investment from Naomi Simson on Shark Tank.

The Adelaide couple began their Cart-A-Lot business two years ago when they bought and brought tw...

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JAMIE PHEROUS: THE DAY I LITERALLY CRIED AND WHY YOU NEED TO DIVERSIFY YOUR CLIENT BASE

JAMIE PHEROUS: THE DAY I LITERALLY CRIED AND WHY YOU NEED TO DIVERSIFY YOUR CLIENT BASE

HE founded his company, Corporate Travel Management (ASX: CTD), in 1994 with just two staff in a small Brisbane office and Jamie Pherous now heads a business that employs 2,200 people, services more than 70 countries and has a market capitalisation of around $2.5 billion.

Corporate Travel Management (CTM) is now the largest privately-own...

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THE MOTHER OF THREE WHO HAS SHARK TANK'S ANDREW BANKS AND STEVE BAXTER FIGHTING TO INVEST WITH HER

THE MOTHER OF THREE WHO HAS SHARK TANK'S ANDREW BANKS AND STEVE BAXTER FIGHTING TO INVEST WITH HER

NOT every entrepreneur on Shark Tank Australia convinces the 'sharks' that their business is worthy of investment, but mother of three Lauren Martin has big hitters Andrew Banks and Steve Baxter competing for her idea.

Lauren and her daughter Lily pitched their 'Wish U Were Here' dolls to Shark Tank, which are customised ...

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THE SOLAR POWERED DRONE THAT COULD FLY INDEFINITELY

THE SOLAR POWERED DRONE THAT COULD FLY INDEFINITELY

AN Australian company is in the process of developing a completely solar powered drone that might be capable of indefinite flight and has secured government funding for its revolutionary project. Praxis Aeronautics, based in Adelaide, has developed a prototype in which solar cells can be encapsulated into a composite material, such as the...

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SHARK TANK COUPLE GET HITCHED ON NATIONAL TV, AND SCORE INVESTMENT FROM JANINE ALLIS

SHARK TANK COUPLE GET HITCHED ON NATIONAL TV, AND SCORE INVESTMENT FROM JANINE ALLIS

THEY'RE a couple with the unusual shared 'interest' of having digestive issues, and Luke Lucas and Chrissy Glentis combined to convince Shark Tank's Janine Allis to invest in their specialist food business.

Their business, called Foddies, caters for the growing number of people who have food allergies, aversions and react...

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SHARK TANK PITCH LANDS BYRON BAY ENTREPRENEUR AN INVESTMENT FROM GLEN RICHARDS

SHARK TANK PITCH LANDS BYRON BAY ENTREPRENEUR AN INVESTMENT FROM GLEN RICHARDS

SHE'S working 80 hours a week to hand-make her special granola and Byron Bay businesswoman Indi Sutton convinced Shark Tank's Glen Richards to fund her company's expansion with a $100,000 deal for 40 per cent equity and a loan for $200,000.

Sutton's business, The Monday Food Company, produces organic, gluten free, sugar f...

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IF YOU CAN SURVIVE AND BE RESILIENT, YOU CAN ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS: BRISBANE BRONCOS CEO PAUL WHITE

IF YOU CAN SURVIVE AND BE RESILIENT, YOU CAN ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS: BRISBANE BRONCOS CEO PAUL WHITE

HE'S been the CEO of one of Australia's most iconic sports brands for seven years and under Paul White's tenure, the Brisbane Broncos (ASX: BBL) have broken records for revenue, membership, sponsorship and attendances.

His standing in the game is unquestioned and rugby league legend and Penrith boss Phil Gould calls White &qu...

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HOW COFFEE KING KANE LANDED $2.5M FROM ANDREW BANKS ON SHARK TANK

HOW COFFEE KING KANE LANDED $2.5M FROM ANDREW BANKS ON SHARK TANK

HE landed the biggest deal in Australian Shark Tank history, and coffee mogul Kane Bodiam's vision to produce the freshest pods which are also biodegradable earned him a $2.5 million investment after a bidding war between the 'sharks'.

Bodiam's iCapsulate business produces tens of millions of coffee capsules each year and...

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PETER BEATTIE: WE CAN TURN A $1B 'PROFIT' ON COMMONWEALTH GAMES IF BUSINESS GETS ON BOARD

PETER BEATTIE: WE CAN TURN A $1B 'PROFIT' ON COMMONWEALTH GAMES IF BUSINESS GETS ON BOARD

PLAYING host to a major sporting event is often regarded as a guaranteed way to lose money, but the 'face' of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games says he believes the event has the potential to deliver up to one billion dollars in economic benefits to the region.

Peter Beattie, the chairman of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games...

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CAIRNS COUPLE DIVE INTO THE SHARK TANK AND CONVINCE FELLOW 'BOATIE' GLEN RICHARDS TO WORK WITH THEM

CAIRNS COUPLE DIVE INTO THE SHARK TANK AND CONVINCE FELLOW 'BOATIE' GLEN RICHARDS TO WORK WITH THEM

THEY'RE a husband and wife team with an invention that can help save the Great Barrier Reef, and lives, and Peter and Margaret Powell convinced fellow 'boatie' and Shark Tank 'shark' Glen Richards to take the plunge with them on their business journey.

Peter and Margaret have been married for 30 years and the couple f...

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NATIONAL STORAGE MD ANDREW CATSOULIS ON HOW TO GROW A FAMILY BUSINESS INTO A LISTED COMPANY

NATIONAL STORAGE MD ANDREW CATSOULIS ON HOW TO GROW A FAMILY BUSINESS INTO A LISTED COMPANY

IN his own words, Andrew Catsoulis describes his business as one that "doesn't cure cancer" or have an answer on how to find a solution to world peace.

As managing director of National Storage REIT (ASX: NSR), Andrew Catsoulis is pragmatic about what he does and underneath his "it's just storage, pure and simple&qu...

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TAKING ON THE TELCO GIANTS AND HOW TO COMPETE AGAINST HEAVYWEIGHTS LIKE TELSTRA

TAKING ON THE TELCO GIANTS AND HOW TO COMPETE AGAINST HEAVYWEIGHTS LIKE TELSTRA

THEY'RE one of only four licenced mobile carriers in Australia, and Pivotel Group is taking on the likes of telco giants Telstra, Optus and Vodafone with an industry-first strategic plan to improve and increase coverage in regional and remote areas.

The Gold Coast-based company has launched a hybrid satellite and mobile phone plan ca...

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