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Queensland Startup Events and Activities Fund

Applications now open

Builds capability within Queensland's startup community with funding of up to 50% of total activity costs.

What's important

  • The Queensland Startup Events and Activities Fund was formerly known as the Startup Queensland Fund.
  • Funding up to 50% of your total eligible activity costs, up to a maximum of $25,000 (excluding GST) per activity.
  • Eligibility criteria apply.
  • Additional application requirements apply.
  • Applications for the 2017-18 round are now open.
  • Processing of applications will be delayed while the Queensland Government is in caretaker mode.

The $300,000 Queensland Startup Events and Activities fund aims to build capability within Queensland's startup community. A 'startup' is defined as a new high-growth potential business, developing innovative products and services, with a globally scalable market.


You can apply if your activity:

  • is conducted on a not-for-profit basis
  • has a broad impact on the Queensland startup community
  • focuses on building entrepreneurial and startup capability
  • delivers practical information, advice and networking opportunities (e.g. through webinars, networking activities, presentations, mentoring sessions, workshops and forums)
  • aligns with the Advance Queensland policy.

Activities involving collaboration between multiple organisations are considered favourably.

Read the guidelines for more information about the program.

Available funding

You can apply for funding up to 50% of your total eligible activity costs, up to a maximum of $25,000 (excluding GST) per activity.

Total activity costs may include in-kind contributions. Check the guidelines for eligible in-kind contributions.

Funding recipients

Round 1 funding recipients have been announced.

Find out more about the recipients and their projects.

Application form

To help prepare an application, please refer to the:

Apply now

Contact us

Phone 13 QGOV (13 74 68) or email for more information on the Queensland Startup Events and Activities Fund.

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Last updated
6 July, 2017

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