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.

Business Grants and Assistance Finder

Quickly identify government grants, assistance and support for your business through the Queensland Government Grants Finder.

Business Development Fund

Helps to turn ideas into reality with co-investment in Queensland businesses at the forefront of commercialising ground-breaking research or innovations.

Community Digital Champions

Provides opportunities for volunteers to share their experiences and encourage others in the community to explore the benefits digital technologies can bring to their lives.

Deadly Deals

Supports targeted Indigenous businesses and innovators to undertake the next step in the development of a product, process or service to market.

Engaging Science Grants

Supports science engagement and communication projects, events and activities that increase the reach and impact of science in Queensland.

Female Founders' Program

The Queensland Government has placed gender equity as a priority issue and made an election commitment to support female founders to start and grow their business.

Growing Queensland's Companies

Supports ambitious CEOs and executives of Queensland firms with high-growth potential to lead their businesses to the next level, improving profitability and performance.

IndustryTech Fund

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.

Life Sciences Catalyst

Are you a startup, SME, entrepreneur or an innovator in the life sciences sector? Are you Queensland based and need guidance to grow your idea or company?

Startup Onramp

Encouraging more people to become startup founders and to give them the knowledge, skills and connections they need to maximise their chances of success

Business Growth Fund

Provides targeted assistance for small and medium businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations.

Small Business Digital Grants Program

Helps businesses build their digital capability and grow, assisting with the purchase of hardware, software or digital training and skills development.

The India Innovators Experience

A joint program between Study Queensland and Advance Queensland designed to link global talent with the wealth of unique research, business, and educational opportunities found in Queensland, Australia.

Advancing Regional Innovation Program

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

Create Queensland

Provides creative YouTubers with funding, production resources and expert support to develop high-quality digital content, and reach new global audiences.

Hot DesQ

Attracting international and interstate entrepreneurial talent to boost Queensland’s startup ecosystem and broaden our global connections.

Ignite Ideas Fund

Supports startups and small to medium Queensland businesses to commercialise innovative products, processes and services to enable them grow and compete in a global market and create new jobs.

Innovate Queensland

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.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (MIT REAP)

MIT REAP helps Queensland continue to solidify its reputation as a regional innovation hot-spot, supporting startups and driving jobs for regional Queenslanders.

MIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Bringing MIT Bootcamps to Brisbane to run a week-long intensive bootcamp for budding entrepreneurs.

Regional Angel Investors Support Program

Linking investors with entrepreneurs to create new economic opportunities and jobs in Queensland’s regions.

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.

Small Business Innovation Research

Supports innovators to develop and test new, commercially viable solutions to complex Queensland Government challenges.

SparkPlug

Provides Queensland-based startups and small-to-medium enterprises with an opportunity to pitch new solutions to Queensland Government decision makers.

Sport Science Challenge

Supports the development of new products, technology or processes that benefit sporting performance and participation in sport.

Startup Catalyst

Provides unparalleled opportunities for mission participants to experience some of the world's leading innovation hotspots through immersion programs.

Testing Within Government

Supports Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to improve the positioning of their ICT products to address business problems, while collaborating with the Queensland Government.

Young Starters’ Competition

If you’re a young Queenslander aged 15 to 24 and have a great entrepreneurial idea, you could win prizes to help you develop your startup idea.

Female Founders Mission

Provides funding support for up to 5 regional female founders to attend the Startup Catalyst Female Founders Mission in London.

HYPE SPIN Accelerator

Fast tracking sports innovation by supporting the HYPE Foundation's SPIN global acceleration program at The University of Queensland.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships program

Builds collaboration between universities and small business by bringing on a university graduate to work on an innovative project.

Queensland Women in STEM Prize

Showcasing inspiring women working in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM), whose practice benefits Queenslanders.

Young Starters' Program

Designed to build, attract and retain young entrepreneurial talent, and build entrepreneurial and startup skills in young Queenslanders.
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