Entrepreneurs and startups
We are boosting our entrepreneurial culture by improving access to finance, new business opportunities, and management support for startups and small to medium enterprises.
Our Advance Queensland programs and funds are listed below to help you find the support your need.
Encourages innovation across Queensland and supports local economies to create jobs for regional Queenslanders.
Provides targeted assistance for small and medium businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations.
Places Queensland innovators in Chinese incubators to collaborate with global expertise, access top facilities and accelerate commercial outcomes.
Supports science engagement and communication projects, events and activities that increase the reach and impact of science in Queensland.
Helping to maximise the number of inspirational women involved in Queensland’s innovation ecosystem.
Supports Queensland based start-ups and small to medium Queensland businesses to commercialise innovative products, processes and services to enable them to grow and compete in a global market and create new jobs.
Provides financial incentives to larger scale co-funded projects that accelerate the development and deployment of significant and highly collaborative industry based platform technology projects.
Innovate Queensland helps innovative small to medium Queensland enterprises to develop the skills, knowledge and networks required to commercialise new products and services, develop winning business strategies and grow.
MIT REAP helps Queensland continue to solidify its reputation as a regional innovation hot-spot, supporting startups and driving jobs for regional Queenslanders.
Bringing MIT Bootcamps to Brisbane to run a week-long intensive bootcamp for budding entrepreneurs.
Supporting Indigenous businesses and innovators to communicate and connect during COVID-19.
Showcasing inspiring women working in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM), whose practice benefits Queenslanders.
Linking investors with entrepreneurs to create new economic opportunities and jobs in Queensland’s regions.
Supporting regionally based startup hubs and groups in Queensland to build their capability to deliver programs and activities to attract, inspire and build the knowledge and skills of local innovators.
Helps businesses build their digital capability and grow, assisting with the purchase of hardware, software or digital training and skills development.
Provides Queensland-based startups and small-to-medium enterprises with an opportunity to present new solutions to Queensland Government decision makers.