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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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5 Questions with Renee Coman, Community Leader

Get to know Renee Coman, an Australian Techstars Startup Weekend organizer who has impacted more than 200 startups through community-building activities. Renee is passionate about helping others create sustainable and meaningful value through diversity, empathy, and technological innovation. Currently working as a Mergers & Acquisitions Relationship Manager for Jonas Software, she daily connects with high-growth technology leaders. As a community leader for Australia’s Sunshine Coast Startup Ecosystem, Renee is a Director for Silicon Coast. This local NFP connects local entrepreneurs, businesses, education, government stakeholders, and community members. She leads capacity-building activities to increase founders' social capital, deliver experiential learning events,…
Craig Josic
July 1, 2022
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Sunshine Coast businesses leading the way

For Startup Weekend this year the organizers wanted to try something new. All around the world there has been a massive shift in focus and the majority are taking a stand towards a more sustainable future. Therefore, this years Startup Weekend will have a focus on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN. In celebration, Silicon Coast will shine a light on a few businesses, based on the Sunshine Coast, that are leading the way towards a more sustainable future. We will be featuring a new businesses weekly until the event kicks off on the 3rd of April.…
Louise Bertram
March 10, 2020
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The DeLorean Project supporting youth with skill sets that lasts a lifetime.

Over the past 4 years, Glasshouse Christian College have been dedicating one day a week for their year 10 students to teach them various skill sets through, what they call, The DeLorean Project. The vision for the project is for the kids to develop skills in the four different areas: ways of thinking, ways of working, tools of working and ways of living in the world. This program gives students the opportunity to engage in authentic, student-directed and innovative learning.  Every year The DeLorean Project team put together an end of year presentation night where all students get to present…
Louise Bertram
November 30, 2019
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Benchmark Report Validates The Power Of Innovation To Local Businesses

A Sunshine Coast first – the Regional Innovation Benchmark shows that local businesses who prioritise innovation increased their sales of new products and services by 20% and higher, according to the 2018-2019 Regional Innovation Benchmark completed by USC Researchers, Dr Retha de Villiers Scheepers and Dr Saskia de Klerk for the Sunshine Coast Regional Innovation Project Team (SCRIPT). “With our start-up community reaching the energetic adolescence stage, it’s time to take stock of the Sunshine Coast's progress - the successes, the struggles and, most importantly, build on the regions solid foundation. This is where SCRIPT and its partners will play…
Louise Bertram
November 18, 2019
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Regional Innovation Benchmark (RIB)

The Regional Innovation Benchmark Report (2019) is a candid glimpse into the ways in which innovation is approached and executed within the Sunshine Coast’s Regional innovation ecosystem. The benchmark provides a knowledge-sharing opportunity about how to develop innovations within new and existing businesses to boost business performance. The RIB measures the approaches local businesses take to innovate and the value this generates. Download the Report here: Regional Innovation Benchmark Report 2019 For further details see the full research paper (55 pages) here: research.usc.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/usc:29383 You may also be interested in reading our previous research on the Sunshine Coast Innovation Ecosystem here Full…
Louise Bertram
November 18, 2019
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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
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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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