Start-up support

The Bond Business Accelerator (BBA) is the ultimate incubator for early stage start-ups, combining the essential ingredients of formal training, practical skills, high level mentoring and investor introductions that will transform your idea into a fully-fledged commercial entity.

Startup Apprentice is a social enterprise, inspired by the social and philanthropic sectors operating as a business for social purpose.

Their mission, to inspire one million young minds to think differently about their approach to working life and provide schools with the tools to introduce 21st century project based learning to the current school curriculum.

StartUp Creative is a unique business incubator, magazine, professional development and mentoring program tailored specifically for young people.

Innovation and start-up ecosystem

The Gold Coast is an entrepreneurial city where 20 per cent of the workforce own their own business. The City of Gold Coast has fostered an innovation network and start-up ‘ecosystem’ of entrepreneurs, co-working spaces, tech start-ups, incubators, universities and businesses working together to establish the Gold Coast as an innovation capital.

Our long-term goal is to establish the Gold Coast as a globally recognised entrepreneurial hub where knowledge, innovation and commercialisation become key drivers of the growth and development of the local economy.

Queensland Government start-up support

Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program

Helping newly started businesses to access professional advice and support with up to $5,000 in matched funding. Click here for more information.

Innovate Queensland

Innovate Queensland helps small to medium enterprises grow through workshops and webinars on innovation, technology commercialisation, innovation planning and research, and design.

Grow your business

Grow your business

City of Gold Coast is committed to ensuring that the foundations are in place for businesses to have every chance of success.

Guide to exporting

Guide to exporting

Exporting has been proven to be a profitable way of expanding a business, assisting companies to secure international markets and achieve foreign direct investment. If you're considering exporting, here is your guide.

Doing business

Doing business

The Gold Coast is an entrepreneurial city where one in five professionals own their own business. The City of Gold Coast is committed to supporting local entrepreneurs and delivering a business friendly environment where industry prospers.