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Steve Baxter urges start-ups to get educated on ESIC

Don’t be an ESIC idiot: Steve Baxter

Prominent tech entrepreneur Steve Baxter has urged start-ups to stop ignoring the generous tax breaks available to their investors if they achieve Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) status. Mr Baxter, who co-founded telco Pipe Networks which was sold to David Teoh’s TPG for $373 million in 2009, and is now a major investor in start-ups himself, said the generosity of the tax concessions was under-appreciated.

Thrill-seeking adventures aren’t just for Richard Branson: Queensland entrepreneurs invited to Bear Grylls-inspired startup quest

Thrill-seeking adventures aren’t just for Richard Branson: Queensland entrepreneurs invited to Bear Grylls-inspired startup quest – SmartCompany

Queensland’s globetrotting “Adventurer in Residence” Ben Southall is calling on entrepreneurs across the state to join him in a Bear Grylls-inspired startup quest near the Great Barrier Reef this July. The mission will be the state’s first Venturer program aimed at taking entrepreneurs and innovators out of their daily grind and into the great outdoors …

Solar-powered eartag keeps cattle in virtual fences

Solar-powered eartag keeps cattle in virtual fences – STEVE BAXTER

A solar-powered eartag that allows farmers to contain their cattle using invisible “virtual” electric fences is close to becoming a ­reality, with its inventor seeking $2.4 million in venture capital to move to the commercialisation phase. The Ceres tag was promoted yesterday at an agricultural technology forum in Toowoomba by executive director David Smith, in …