Female Founders' Program

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

What's important

  • The 2017 StartupAUS Crossroads report found that only 4% of startups have an all-female founding team and as few as 15% have at least one female founder.
  • Feedback has been gathered to help shape the program design to ensure Queensland maximises the number of inspirational women involved in our startup community.


Female founders and the wider startup ecosystem provided feedback about the challenges female founders face and how this program could best assist to overcome these barriers. Feedback closed on Friday 6 April 2018.

Background information

On International Women’s Day 2018 key female leaders from Queensland’s startup community were invited to share their experience and solutions with Minister Kate Jones at the launch of the Female Founders' Program consultation process.

Participants at this event included female founders who were recipients of several Advance Queensland supported programs such as Ignite Ideas, HotDesQ and the Catalyst Female Founders’ Mission to London.

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