Startup community
  • Last updated:
  • 02 Jun 2019

The Sunshine Coast has a collaborative and dynamic startup community supported by a number of incubators, accelerators, coworking centres and business mentor providers.

The Silicon Coast group is a good starting point for those wanting to connect with this community. Jump in and introduce yourself and start a conversation.

For a list of programs, events and Meetups go to our skills and capacity building page.

Incubators and accelerators

  • Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs) is the region’s longest running business incubator and accelerator, working with top technology-based businesses to achieve commercial success.

  • Aust Health Accelerator  is a catalyst for validating and commercialising new, innovative health related products and services with access to state-of-the-art facilities, simulation suites and laboratories.

  • GrowCoastal The Innovation Centre and the Food and Agribusiness Network have partnered to provide 12 of the best food and beverage businesses in the region with the opportunity to take part in this food innovation accelerator.

  • The Refinery is a program for creative industries practitioners, technologists and early-stage entrepreneurs to learn how to scale their skills and pursue global business opportunities.

  • SunRamp will support and accelerate early-stage technology businesses through focused education and training on building sustainable businesses, enriching relationships in the industry and driving deals in the internet connectivity space.

Coworking spaces

Makerspaces

More information

If you know of additional coworking spaces in the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area, please contact economicdevelopment@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


Funding opportunities