There are a number of organisations on the coast offering support to local business.
There are a number of organisations on the coast that offer support through all stages of a local business life.
Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance
The Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance combines members from various Chambers of Commerce and Industry across the Sunshine Coast region. Their map will help you find a Chamber of Commerce near you.
Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast
Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast is a membership-based eco business hub connecting eco-friendly businesses with consumers and Government. They provide the latest Cleantech news, information and networking opportunities for Cleantech business owners and supporters.
Food and Agribusiness Network
FAN represents a member network of food and agriculture producers and growers throughout the local region, ultimately connecting the value chain from production to consumption. FAN is the conduit for communication, collaboration and co-operation, promoting knowledge acquisition and sharing amongst our members and the broader industry.
Institute of Managers and Leaders
One of Australia’s leading professional networks, the Institute of Managers and Leaders gives members an opportunity to engage in professional development, training and extensive networking opportunities.
Silicon Coast (Facebook Group)
The Sunshine Coast’s most vibrant online entrepreneurial community. #SiliconCoast tries to mimic an innovative culture akin to Silicon Valley - a place of passion, innovation, creativity and collaboration.
Business Enterprise Centre Sunshine Coast (BEC)
BEC Sunshine Coast provides small business operators and intenders with access to a range of services including: guidance and mentoring, general business advisory services, training, networking, workshops.
AICD, Sunshine Coast chapter
The Australian Institute of Company Directors provide leadership on director issues and promote excellence in governance to achieve a positive impact for the economy and society.
Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast
The Innovation Centre is an entrepreneurial hub for 40+ innovative enterprises and mature startups that want to scale their business in a collaborative environment. The IC has a purpose built 1,500 square metre facility, a dedicated support team, incubator/accelerator programs, as well as collaborative events, professional partners and access to university facilities and talent.
SunCentral (Maroochydore CBD)
SunCentral is the overseeing body for the proposed 53-hectare greenfield smart-CBD development site in the heart of Maroochydore. The proposal encompasses new smart city technology, automated underground waste collection, a proposed submarine broadband cable, as well as an expansion to the Sunshine Coast Airport and a proposed light rail network.
Manufacturing Excellence Forum – Sunshine Coast
MEF SC represent a member network of manufacturers throughout the local region. They connect regional manufacturers to the manufacturing sector and provide the soft infrastructure and ecosystems to assist in scale and growth.