The Ecosystem
  • Last updated:
  • 03 Jun 2019

Leading social commentator Bernard Salt has 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 network of education programs, business incubators, coworking spaces, advocacy events and meetups which actively support and encourage innovation, new ideas, entrepreneurs and startups, which have been captured in the Sunshine Coast entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem map.

More details about our region’s ecosystem, programs and support are available in the Sunshine Coast Innovation brochure[2834KB]

[2834KB]Sunshine Coast: The place to be report informs and guides the development of future programs that will encourage further innovation and entrepreneurial activity.

 

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