Entrepreneurship Archives - Silicon Coast

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

Startup Weekend 2022

The Techstars Sustainability Startup Weekend took place this weekend 5-7 August and saw three female-led startups take out the top three spots. Sunday night six teams delivered final pitches to a crowd of around 60 people at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Innovation Centre, bringing the Sunshine Coast’s seventh annual Startup Weekend event to a close. The winning concept was originally conceived by Elana Morrow, Sunshine Coast physiotherapist. Morrow refined the idea with her team of four over the three-day event. ASI Score is a travel planning and review website that is designed to assist people with visible and…
Jordan Josic
August 10, 2022
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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

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

Catapult your business to success with Steve Baxter

Interactive Innovators Panel Join Shark Tank's Steve Baxter and a panel of some of the Sunshine Coast's most successful entrepreneurs and innovators for a morning packed with dialogue, success stories, insights to learn from and the opportunity to share your story and grow.   Embrace new technology, learn how you can differentiate and develop a customer experience, making your business stand out from the rest and thrive. You will walk away with: real time insights from some of Australia's most successful entrepreneurs  tips and tools on new tech and innovations to grow your business or venture and thrive strategic advice on…
Silicon Coast
August 2, 2018

The Strive Project

THREE experienced specialists  ONE incredible case study  CREATIVE collaboration  MAJOR announcement! Build confidence in yourself and learn how to grow your business or idea. Expect to be out of your seat, talking with others and participating! Breakfast in a bag included - with all the caffeine you need. This project was made possible with funding from the Sunshine Coast Regional Innovation Program (#SCRIPT) and in collaboration with TAFE Queensland. You will discover how to: speak clearly, concisely and compellingly partner with others so that you can work more impactfully promote yourself with confidence through storytelling Our focus is on clear, concise messages and equipping…
Silicon Coast
July 12, 2018