Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast Impact Report
The Sunshine Coast is ripe for economic expansion driven by community collaboration and clever business ideas, according to a special report into the impact of the region’s first Startup Weekend in May. Startup Weekends are 54-hour entrepreneurial events where people with diverse skills and business backgrounds meet to pitch ideas, test new venture concepts and build startup companies. The report found the Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast event raised public awareness of entrepreneurship in the region and formed #SiliconCoast, a supportive entrepreneurial community where experienced...Read more
Digital Australia report
Moving beyond business-as-usual online experiences and driving more favourable market conditions to advance digital are the cornerstones of pushing Australia to the top of the leading digital nations, according to the 2014 Digital Australia Report. It says monitoring the digital environment in order to respond to changes as they happen is integral to success. “The leaders in this area will be from organisations where innovation is expected and encouraged, where digital is firmly integrated into business strategy, and where their value proposition is based on being quick to respond to new...Read more
Technology solutions free ebook
One of the biggest challenges for SMEs is finding ways to get more productive and grow without being bogged down in time consuming and costly approaches. Increasingly technology is providing solutions – allowing businesses and individuals to become more productive and efficient. But the challenge lies in equipping your SME with the right tools. The free eBook, Five ways to get productive and grow with technology solutions , is designed to showcase these findings and demonstrate how SMEs can increase their productivity without enormous costs. You’ll also learn: What SMEs find challenging about...Read more
SEQ Startup Ecosystem System Report
The following article by BRW highlights 10 of the most interesting facts from the SEQ Startup Ecosystem Report, which estimates the economic impact of disruptive technology in 2025 could be more than $96 billion, or roughly 24% of the state’s future economy: There is a debate about whether governments should encourage entrepreneurship and innovation all around Australia, or focus on creating an Australian version of Silicon Valley. Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of one of Australia’s greatest start-up success stories Atlassian, recently argued that Australia needs to back one city to be the...Read more
Global Entrepreneurship Week logo
A global entrepreneurship festival is giving the Sunshine Coast a chance to shine, with the region emerging as a hotspot for innovation. Among the 100 activities scheduled across Australia from 17-23 November, six events will be held on the Sunshine Coast thanks to the efforts of a group of local innovation, entrepreneurship, coworking hubs and Noosa Council. The University of the Sunshine Coast, Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast, Noosa Boardroom, Digital Sunshine Coast, The Loft and Silicon Coast have registered as Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) partners and will host events ranging from...Read more