Business Profiles

Sunshine Coast Digital Association

Sunshine Coast Digital Association (SCDA) is a non-profit association for web designers and developers. Officially incorporated in November 2003, the association’s goal is to encourage professional development, promote the local web industry, support the next generation of digital production specialists, and improve the standard of digital delivery in their industry. SCDA President Adrian Stein says the association is currently focused on building its membership, credibility, network links and looking at collaborative opportunities for future events.  Sunshine Coast Digital Association (SCDA) is a non-profit association for web designers and developers. What are the operating advantages and challenges to being based on…
Silicon Coast
April 15, 2014
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Poole Group

Poole Group has been operating on the Sunshine Coast since 1980, providing accounting and investment services. It launched its Zerobooks.com platform in February 2014, providing online bookkeeping and administration services such as data entry of supplier invoices, payroll, bank reconciliation, debtor management and reporting. Now with more than 50 staff, the Poole Group was named Xero Australia Accounting Partner of the Year in 2013. Director Greg Tuckwell grew up on the Sunshine Coast but left in 1981 to work in Brisbane and Adelaide. He returned to the Coast in 1991 following an opportunity to work with Poole Group and focus…
Silicon Coast
April 15, 2014
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App Factory

“Our goal is to provide access to this evolving technology to everyone - not just tech geeks - to enable them to do things that were previously impossible.” Appfactory started in Sydney about 4.5 years ago. Managing Director Dan McKinnon has been based on the Sunshine Coast since November 2012 growing the local development team, attracted here for lifestyle and family reasons, while his business partner runs the Sydney office. The company’s key product is mobile technology focusing on Apps across several industries including insurance, banking, and consumer goods. It currently has a small local team of three, but a…
Silicon Coast
April 15, 2014
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Lord Mayor’s Budding Entrepreneurs Program

The Budding Entrepreneurs program aims to encourage people to take the plunge. The Lord Mayor's Budding Entrepreneurs Program will provide funding to carefully selected individuals who have a passion for entrepreneurship and an idea for a tech start-up. The program aims to stimulate greater levels of entrepreneurship among young people, providing practical support, training and encouragement to the most promising entrepreneurs as they explore opportunities to create high-growth, digital start-ups. Who can apply? Entrepreneurs aged 17 - 30 are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must demonstrate they have an idea for a digital business, or a recently launched business that…
Silicon Coast
April 2, 2014
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Sunshine Coast connects with talent, networks and resources.

The Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast Pty Ltd (IC) is a business incubator and accelerator that aims to create new jobs in new industries for the Sunshine Coast region. The IC was established in 2002 by the University of the Sunshine Coast, and is located on the edge of the USC campus. The IC offers world-class business facilities and development support for over 30 entrepreneurs and growing business in the ICT, clean technology, health technology and professional service industries. To date, the Innovation Centre has supported the start-up and growth of over 100 businesses, creating around 400 jobs.  Through a partnership…
Silicon Coast
April 2, 2014
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Another day, another digital business win on the Coast

12-Sep-2013Hot on the heels of the announcement the Sunshine Coast is Google’s eTown choice in Queensland comes the news that Birtinya Accounting and Investment advisory company The Poole Group has been awarded the prestigious Xero Accounting Partner of the Year award for 2013.  The Poole Group was established on the Sunshine Coast in 1980 and has a specialist team that provides advice and support in designing and implementing cloud based business solutions based on the Xero accounting platform. Xero is a global leader in online accounting software.  “We have found Xero to be a perfect base for clients to develop a…
Silicon Coast
April 2, 2014
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