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

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

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

Sunshine Coast Innovation

The Sunshine Coast region has a unique innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem and is fast becoming recognised as the entrepreneurial capital of Australia. For innovative ideas to grow, you need a supportive environment where entrepreneurs are encouraged, ideas are nurtured through industry collaboration and supported by mentoring, and where start-ups thrive. Take a look at the innovation and collaboration happening right now across the Sunshine Coast region ...   
Silicon Coast
July 20, 2018