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 helps small to medium enterprises grow through workshops and webinars on innovation, technology commercialisation, innovation planning and research, and design.
Read these two articles for more tips and ideas for starting a business on the Gold Coast.
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