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. 

You can also view Queensland Government and Australian Government support options. 

One Business

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by creating pathways to participate in Queensland's innovation economy.

Startup Onramp

Advance Queensland has partnered with Startup Onramp to provide regional entrepreneurs with access to Startup Onramp's training and mentoring programs.

Advancing Regional Innovation Program

Encourages innovation across Queensland and supports local economies to create jobs for regional Queenslanders.

Agtech and Logistics Hub in Toowoomba

The Advance QueenslandAgtech and Logistics Hub will transform agriculture through facilitated connections, collaboration, partnerships and opportunities to solve industry’s biggest challenges.

Business of Entrepreneurship Program (BDO)

A startup growth and financial education program for founders of early-stage, high growth companies in Queensland.

Engaging Science Grants (incorporating Queensland Citizen Science Grants)

Supports events, activities and projects including citizen science projects that increase public participation in science. 

Female Founders Evolve Program

Supporting Female Founders in regional and outback Queensland.

Female Founders Program

Helping to maximise the number of inspirational women involved in Queensland’s innovation ecosystem.

Ignite Ideas Fund

Ignite Ideas funding is available to commercialise highly innovative and new products or services that are at minimum viable product stage or beyond.

Queensland Connects: Cohort 2

Bringing together key innovation ecosystem leaders to solve a regional challenge or unlock a key sectoral or regional opportunity that will help connect and grow the sector or region.

Regional Futures

Accelerating regional economic growth through innovation 

Regional Startup Hubs Support Program

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.

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