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Young Starters' Fund

Funds eligible organisations to deliver events and activities that build entrepreneurial and startup skills in young Queenslanders.

What's important

  • funding up to 70% of your total eligible activity costs, up to a maximum of $20,000.
  • Eligibility criteria apply.
  • Additional application requirements apply.
  • Applications now open.

There are 2 components to this program:

  • The Young Starters' Fund is now open and will provide funding up to 70% of your total eligible activity costs, up to a maximum of $20,000 (ex GST) per activity to deliver events and activities that build entrepreneurial and technology startup skills in young Queenslanders, aged 15–24.
  • The Competition (opening soon) will see young entrepreneurs pitching their ideas at a state level, to win prizes including a place in an accelerator program.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Young Starters' Fund, your activity must:

  • be conducted on a not-for-profit basis and demonstrate broad benefit for the Queensland startup community
  • align with the Advance Queensland principles
  • cover one or more of the following:
    • improve capability and capacity
    • access to capital
    • collaboration, building networks and connectivity
    • access to markets
    • leadership
    • skills development
    • culture and promoting success.

Collaboration with other organisations will be favourably considered.

Funding recipients

Funding recipients for round 1 and round 2 have been announced.

How to apply

Online applications for the Young Starters' Fund are now open.

To help prepare an application, please refer to the:

Apply now

About the Young Starters' Fund

The Advance Queensland Young Starters' Fund is designed to:

  • promote entrepreneurship as an alternative employment pathway
  • to grow numbers of young entrepreneurial talent in Queensland
  • provide opportunities for Queensland's young entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to the world through the Young Starters' competition
  • help turn the ideas of young entrepreneurs into a business with high-growth potential.
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Last updated
30 September, 2016

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