Media Release | 1 August 2018 Community has entrepreneur’s back, helping make sun smart product a reality Over the last month, entrepreneur Raphael McGowan has lobbied hard to inspire the local community to get behind his sunscreen applicator bakslap , and it has paid off. In just 30 days, the Sunshine Coast community and others have backed bakslap ’s Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign with $48,377 to get the applicator into production in time for summer this year. Developed following the tragic loss of Mr McGowan’s 31-year-old sister Tess McGowan-Chan to melanoma in 2012, the bakslap...Read more
The Innovation Master Class is an applied business development program aimed at owner-managers of small to mid-sized businesses with an ambition to grow! It is open to businesses from all industry sectors across the Sunshine Coast and Noosa council areas. The program outlines a practical five-step approach to develop a strategic direction, generate, evaluate and implement innovative new ideas - and includes a final Showcase session to help participants build their business profile, drive progress, gain input and develop new network connections. To help growing small businesses access this...Read more
[L-R] Startup Onramp Founder Colin Kinner, Lead Facilitator Jacqui Price, and Support facilitator Gary Swanepoel. If you are considering launching a startup, or have an idea for a startup, the Startup Onramp program is for you. Startup Onramp is a 12-week training and mentoring program that gives new and aspiring founders the skills, advice and networks they need to launch and grow their company. Learn how to build a startup — without quitting your day job! According to Startup Onramp founder Colin Kinner, the program’s core mission is to help people make the transition from employee to...Read more