The Ecosystem
  • Last updated:
  • 25 Jan 2018

Leading social commentator Bernard Salt recently called the Sunshine Coast the ‘entrepreneurship capital’ of Australia, based on the proportion of the workforce who owned their own business.

Our region has a unique entrepreneurial ecosystem where industry contemporaries collaborate, and where innovation, new ideas, entrepreneurs and startups are actively supported and encouraged.

This entrepreneurial ecosystem is a network of education programs, business incubators, coworking spaces, advocacy, events and meetups which has developed organically across the community, including our high-value industries.

Download the Sunshine Coast Innovation brochure[5785KB]

The Sunshine Coast entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem has recently been mapped online and is searchable via our partner program called Digital Sunshine Coast

Our entrepreneurial community

Our unique region and way of life is a magnet for big thinkers, experienced leaders and world class talent. It’s the place where they come to do world class work without compromising their aspirations for family, health and life.

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Digital and entrepreneurial champions

The Sunshine Coast has a high number of entrepreneurs, digital champions and thriving businesses who all make a global impact. Some of these have been captured on the Digital Sunshine Coast champions web page, others are making a splash elsewhere and often featured in council’s News Centre.

Innovation in action

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Smart Cities
Mayor's Telstra Tech Awards
 Undersea Cable
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 Regional Economic
Development Strategy
Digital Sunshine Coast Free WiFi