2016 is shaping up to a be a hell of a year for Queensland entrepreneurs. With a new innovation hub planned for Brisbane City, a slew of new initiatives from Advance Queensland, and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s billion-dollar innovation scheme, it looks like we’re getting something new and shiny from every level of government.

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Enthusiasm for startup hubs, such as San Fransisco’s Citizen Space, has expanded to three Queensland regions. Header image: Josh Hallett

The “ideas boom” has also extended to regional Queensland, which, from Cairns to Toowoomba, saw an overall growth in infrastructure and events last year. We can now expect three more startup hubs across the state, with plans for co-working spaces in Mackay, Rockhampton and Ipswich.

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If the sacking of Fairfax photojournalists or the closure of the Queensland Centre of Photography is anything to go by, then photography is in trouble.

But a photography publication based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is rising to the challenge and rebuilding itself as a digital-only platform to remain viable.

Clive Waring-Flood has recreated Silvershotz as a digital-only publication. Image courtesy Silvershotz.

Clive Waring-Flood has recreated Silvershotz as a digital-only publication. Image courtesy Silvershotz.

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A Bitcoin ATM will soon be installed at Scott Duncan’s Bardon cafe

Bardon cafe Kobblers is preparing to host one of the country’s first Bitcoin ATMs.

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