The Queensland Chief Entrepreneur role is an Australian first in building and promoting entrepreneurship and investment in Queensland.
- support the development of Queensland’s startup ecosystem by working with incubators, accelerators and coworking spaces
- connect with regional and remote Queensland to encourage and foster statewide entrepreneurship
- showcase Queensland startup and entrepreneurial talent to local, national and international audiences
- stimulate and attract local, national and international investment and venture capital to Queensland
- support local entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses across the state by connecting them with the right opportunities, people, places, and spaces to help them grow, scale, and create jobs.
- The Queensland Chief Entrepreneur holds this role for 12 months.
Leanne Kemp is Queensland's third Chief Entrepreneur, following on from Steve Baxter who held the position 2017-18 and Mark Sowerby who held the position 2016–17.