Team Sunshine Coast at Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC)

  GEC 2023: Transform Your World is a global gathering of over 4,000 entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and community leaders from 200+ countries. It's a beacon of hope in these uncertain times, where entrepreneurs thrive in the face of challenges. Our mission is clear: tackle global challenges, create sustainable solutions, and enhance people's daily lives. Together, we're ready to "Transform Your World" #TeamSunshineCoast at GEC 2023!
Silicon Coast
September 14, 2023

Forward Fest set to pack a punch over five days of business insights

That’s the promise of local innovation and entrepreneurship body Silicon Coast who will host the inaugural Forward Fest which connects over 1500 world-class researchers, government, NFP’s, small business owners, intrapreneurs and higher-degree students.  Event director and Silicon Coast board member Renee Coman said Forward Fest would provide networking opportunities and valuable business insights for small business owners to help them remain competitive and informed in their business approach.   “This is the first event of its type on the Sunshine Coast, you would usually have to travel to a capital city to hear the quality, depth and breadth of speakers we…
Silicon Coast
September 12, 2022
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Meat pie launched into space breaks altitude record

Queensland rapid prototyping professional Mic Black and a crew of startups, academics and students made history on the weekend, launching a meat pie to the highest ever altitude in the southern hemisphere. The flight with helium balloons and a Garlo’s meat pie on board was the finale to a 4-day “NewSpace FlashBuild” event held from 7-11 November 2018 to promote and engage the space industry in Australia. The balloon reached 28.3 kilometres before bursting and returning to earth, pie intact.
Silicon Coast
November 13, 2018

SCRIPT Annual Stakeholder Report 2018

Innovation is heating up on the Sunshine Coast   Sunshine Coast Regional Innovation Program (SCRIPT) releases 2018 Annual Stakeholder Report   SCRIPT – a government and community-sponsored initiative to promote innovation - invested in six new Sunshine Coast projects in its first year, creating job opportunities and helping local entrepreneurs turn their ideas into commercial realities.   The organisation’s Annual Stakeholder Report 2018, released to coincide with SCRIPT’s first anniversary, highlights the important role it plays in growing innovation, business capacity and employment across the region.   Regional Innovation Coordinator Coby Sullivan said SCRIPT had received funding proposals for 12…
Silicon Coast
October 16, 2018
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The STRIVE Project | Community has entrepreneur’s back

Media Release | 1 August 2018 Community has entrepreneur’s back, helping make sun smart product a reality  Over the last month, entrepreneur Raphael McGowan has lobbied hard to inspire the local community to get behind his sunscreen applicator bakslap, and it has paid off. In just 30 days, the Sunshine Coast community and others have backed bakslap’s Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign with $48,377 to get the applicator into production in time for summer this year. Developed following the tragic loss of Mr McGowan’s 31-year-old sister Tess McGowan-Chan to melanoma in 2012, the bakslap applicator makes it easy for people to apply…
Silicon Coast
September 11, 2018

The Innovation Master Class

The Innovation Master Class is an applied business development program aimed at owner-managers of small to mid-sized businesses with an ambition to grow! It is open to businesses from all industry sectors across the Sunshine Coast and Noosa council areas. The program outlines a practical five-step approach to develop a strategic direction, generate, evaluate and implement innovative new ideas - and includes a final Showcase session to help participants build their business profile, drive progress, gain input and develop new network connections. To help growing small businesses access this practical support, the program cost is subsidised at $495 plus GST…
Silicon Coast
September 10, 2018

Startup Onramp to launch on the Sunshine Coast in September

Startup Onramp Founder Colin Kinner, Lead Facilitator Jacqui Price, and Support facilitator Gary Swanepoel. If you are considering launching a startup, or have an idea for a startup, the Startup Onramp program is for you. Startup Onramp is a 12-week training and mentoring program that gives new and aspiring founders the skills, advice and networks they need to launch and grow their company. Learn how to build a startup — without quitting your day job! According to Startup Onramp founder Colin Kinner, the program’s core mission is to help people make the transition from employee to entrepreneur, and to give them a…
Silicon Coast
September 10, 2018

Steve Baxter events this August!

Did you miss the opportunity to be involved in the sold out Caloundra Chamber of Commerce Q&A panel with Shark Tank's Steve Baxter?   He'll be back! Queensland Chief Entrepreneur Steve Baxter will be back to tour our region on the 27 and 28 August 2018. He will visit a number of schools, entrepreneurial hotspots and tech hubs. There are two public events hosted by the University of the Sunshine Coast and the Sunshine Coast Regional Innovation Program Team (#SCRIPT). Register fast to ensure a place!   Geoff Shadforth Memorial Lecture (USC) The 2018 Geoff Shadforth Memorial Lecture keynote will…
Silicon Coast
August 3, 2018