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Stay up to date with the latest news and meet local innovators in our fortnightly feature.

Finding a mentor: it’s a bit like dating…

Finding the right mentor is a little bit like finding the right person to date: you need to have things in common, you need shared values, and you both need to know your mutual expectations of each other. 

Waste powers up great start-up plan

An idea born and swiftly executed in Logan is transforming the lives of hundreds of people in remote Indonesian villages.  Nicholas Kamols and Bradley Clair were attending a Startup Weekend Hackathon at Substation33 in the City of Logan last November when the idea for PowerWells was born. 

Time for trade marking?

As a business owner, entrepreneur, inventor or innovator if you want to ensure you receive the rewards for your hard work then the question of trade marks is likely to raise its head at some stage.  Protecting your intellectual property or brand might seem unnecessary in the early days of your business but is something which does need some careful consideration. 

Underwood firm delivers Australia wide manufacturing solutions

You might not know the name Hetech, but you’ve probably experienced or used one of the products they have designed.  Each day most people in Queensland unknowingly benefit from the performance of Hetech’s products such as commercial refrigeration controls, public transport management systems, automated door controls or its production-line control systems for meat processing and waste management industries. 

Springwood entrepreneurs deliver new divorce option

Intelligent technology and human experts have come together to give couples a faster and more amicable way to call time on their marriage. Adieu Divorce, operated by Andrew Wight and Bill Wight, brings together a team of designers, lawyers, mediators, coaches, accountants and creatives to deliver a solution for anyone wanting to finalise their affairs with a minimum of time and input.

I’m a startup – how do I get an investor?

You’ve got a great idea and you need funding to get your startup, well…started. Where do you go? What do you do first? Simon Horne, CEO of Brisbane-based Moreton Ventures (an early-stage support and development organisation), says the biggest challenge for startups is validating the market.

INNOV8 Logan launches in style

Were you there on 14 September 2018 when we officially launched INNOV8 Logan at the Kingston Butter Factory (KBF)? It was a huge afternoon! KBF was pumping inside and out as more than 300 innovators, startups, entrepreneurs and investors came together over four hours to celebrate the arrival of Logan’s official virtual innovation hub.

Meet the Innovator: Rod Young, Masters & Young (Woodridge)

Rod Young was 13 years old the first time he was told he couldn’t do something…after he’d already done it. He’d built his own oscilloscope (a device that allows you to see signals on a screen) and presented it as a science project at school. He’d done such a good job, his teacher was convinced Rod couldn’t have done it by himself.