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 with the Business Grants and Assistance service.

Business Growth Fund Program

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

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.

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.

Startup Onramp Regional Queensland Program

Provides early-stage regional tech entrepreneurs with the skills and connections to launch a globally scalable startup, through training and mentoring programs located at regional innovation hubs.

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.

Hot DesQ

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

MIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

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

Startup Catalyst

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

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.

Ignite Ideas Fund

Supports startups and small to medium Queensland businesses to commercialise market ready innovative ideas that will help them grow and compete in a global market and create new jobs.

Innovate Queensland

Innovate Queensland helps small to medium enterprises grow through workshops and webinars on innovation, technology commercialisation, innovation planning and research, and design.

Regional Angel Investors Support Program

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

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.

Sport Science Challenge

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

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.

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

Supporting Queensland’s female founders to start and grow their business and remain connected to their industries.

Platform Technology Program

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.

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 has the potential to benefit Queensland.

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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