The Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur “Adopt-a-Chief” program is an opportunity for Queensland based startups to leverage the practical knowledge and experience of Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. The successful startup gets to spend the day with the Chief to brainstorm ideas, solve challenges, ask specific questions and receive practical advice.
Advance Queensland Programs and Funds
Advance Queensland is investing in all Queenslanders, providing support and funding across industry. Whether you are an entrepreneur, startup or small business, an investor, university or researcher, Advance Queensland can help support you on your innovation journey.
Bond Business Accelerator
The Bond Business Accelerator is a 12-week commercialisation bootcamp open to students, alumni and the general community where business ideas are tested, validated, prototyped and commercialised in a mentor-rich, industry-engaged program.
CEA Fashion Accelerator
Delivered by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia the CEA Fashion Accelerator is Australia’s only dedicated accelerator for fashion entrepreneurs. The six-month program provides participants with access to industrial grade fashion equipment and builds skills around fashion and development, business modelling, planning and range development, technical specifications, manufacturing, ethical production, finances and forecasting and culminates in a demo day which includes a fashion runway and business pitch with some of the industry’s best known fashion entrepreneurs.
The Collider Accelerator is Australia’s first 12-week MVP stage accelerator focussing on creative-tech. Collider provides participating startups with $20,000 equity investment and is delivered by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia. The accelerator draws from local and international facilitators across the US and Europe and exposes startups to specialists in growth-hacking, market development, rapid prototyping, business modelling and forecasting and culminates in a demo day celebrating the achievements of participant startups.
The Germinate Program is an early-stage accelerator program delivered by iLab at the University of Queensland (UQ) and is open UQ undergrads, postgrads, researchers and young alumni with a unique business or social enterprise idea with high-growth potential.
Igniting METS Accelerator: Powered by KPMG Energise
The Igniting METS Accelerator: Powered by KPMG Energise is a national pilot based in Queensland for products or services with potential to provide substantive benefit to the energy and resource industry and strong connections to Queensland.
Impact Accelerator aims to create the best social enterprise organisations, globally relevant, revenue generating, built to scale, and with tangible impact models aligned to the core business.
Innovate Queensland helps businesses and entrepreneurs grow through workshops, webinars and collaboration activities on innovation, technology commercialisation, innovation planning and research, and design.
Mentoring for Growth
Mentoring for Growth offers eligible businesses access to a panel of between six-eight volunteer business experts who during a meeting of around 90 minutes, offer insights, options and suggestions on business challenges relating to growth and innovation.
Startup Catalyst organises international tours to startup hotspots such as Silicon Valley and Israel with the aim of transforming the startup landscape in Australia.
Startup Onramp is a 12-week training and mentoring program that gives aspiring founders of high-growth startups the essential skills to launch and grow their company.
The RCL Accelerator
The RCL Accelerator is a 6-month program powered by muru-D and is on the hunt for founders with serious drive and global ambitions to solve the world’s biggest problems.