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Funding recipients for Young Starters’ Fund Round 1 — December 2015 to April 2016

Twelve organisations across Queensland have been successful in obtaining funding through the Advance Queensland Young Starters’ Fund to build, attract and retain young entrepreneurial talent within Queensland’s startup community.

Recipient Project outline Location/Suburb Funding amount (GST excl.)
Canvas Coworking Inc Founderfest 2016 – a Startup Weekend for Youth in Toowoomba where teams will group into areas of interests and strengths in the areas of sales, business, technology and design. Toowoomba $20,000
Fiftysix Creations Pty Ltd Startup workshops to interact and work with approximately 200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Cairns to introduce them to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and computer technology. The students will learn to put together their very own tablet computer, teaching them about the wonders of STEM, computer science and entrepreneurship. Cairns $19,500
Generation Innovation Ltd

A startup bootcamp – GI Challenge 2016 supports young entrepreneurs to both create and cultivate a business venture in the real economy. The program comprises two one-day workshops two weeks apart, followed by a development phase where teams and mentors develop their ideas to a ‘pitchable’ product.

Sunshine Coast $16,450
Marist Youth Care Limited

We can be heroes program consists of seven startup workshops to identify and build entrepreneurial and startup skills in young Queenslanders. This project targets disengaged youth and their collaborators including the Brisbane Youth Service, Edgeware Creative and Little Tokyo Two.

Brisbane $19,270
Mountain Creek State High School Startup-ED, a two-phase project incorporating lean startup principles and lean launchpad methodology, with a two day innovation bootcamp, followed by ongoing coaching support for teachers over the following eight weeks. Sunshine Coast $20,000
Palm Beach-Currumbin High School ‘Entrepreneurial Education Program’ consists of an eight week program comprising two 70 minute sessions per week for approximately 110 students in a startup workshop format. The program is aimed at Year 10 students in partnership with Startup Apprentice and Startup Creative. Palm Beach-Currumbin $20,000
Queensland University of Technology

Startup Hatch – Bringing Ideas to Reality, a 30-day project startup bootcamp focused on student workshops, pitching ideas and resulting in a future startup forum.

Brisbane $20,000
QUT Creative Enterprise Australia

Startup Weekend Brisbane – Creative Tech event combining creative and technical skills to create cross-disciplinary business ideas in a fun and interactive way.

Brisbane $4,085
Startup STEAM Inc Startup Weekend for Youth (Sunshine Coast) 2016 provides an avenue for students to further develop and increase awareness around the commercialisation options for the skillsets they will develop in schools and at home around the new Digital Technologies course being implemented in Queensland from 2016. Participants will also be introduced to startup methodology. Sunshine Coast $7,500
Tech Girls Movement Pty Ltd ‘2016 Showcase for the Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero’ one day event at QUT Brisbane. The showcase is the culmination of one of the core activities of the Tech Girls Movement, which is a youth entrepreneurship program in which they promote entrepreneurship as an alternative employment pathway to a career in STEM. Brisbane $20,000
Time Masters (Australia) Pty Limited

Open Your Eyes To Cash’, Gold Coast startup workshop aimed at youth.

This youth event connects startups and small business to funding and resources that will accelerate their growth and improve their chances of success.
Gold Coast $12,000
University of the Sunshine Coast The Empowering Young Entrepreneurs program consists of a series of experiential entrepreneurship activities, including Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast, a series of informal meetups, two full-day capacity building workshops and an online bootcamp. Sunshine Coast $20,000
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Last updated
8 March, 2017

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