Did you miss the opportunity to be involved in the sold out Caloundra Chamber of Commerce Q&A panel with Shark Tank's Steve Baxter? He'll be back! Queensland Chief Entrepreneur Steve Baxter will be back to tour our region on the 27 and 28 August 2018. He will visit a number of schools, entrepreneurial hotspots and tech hubs. There are two public events hosted by the University of the Sunshine Coast and the Sunshine Coast Regional Innovation Program Team (#SCRIPT). Register fast to ensure a place! Geoff Shadforth Memorial Lecture (USC) The 2018 Geoff Shadforth Memorial Lecture keynote will...Read more
Interactive Innovators Panel Join Shark Tank's Steve Baxter and a panel of some of the Sunshine Coast's most successful entrepreneurs and innovators for a morning packed with dialogue, success stories, insights to learn from and the opportunity to share your story and grow. Embrace new technology, learn how you can differentiate and develop a customer experience, making your business stand out from the rest and thrive. You will walk away with: real time insights from some of Australia's most successful entrepreneurs tips and tools on new tech and innovations to grow your business or venture...Read more
Seeking Innovative Ideas The SCRIPT project is well advanced, and we want to ensure we optimise our resources ($1 million over three years) to deliver innovation and entrepreneurial activities, events and outcome-oriented capacity building across the Sunshine Coast region – resulting in more jobs and a boosted economy. SCRIPT is seeking innovative project ideas by 8 August 2018 to be considered for the first in a series of “co-creation” workshops to encourage further collaboration, facilitate new connections, identify potential partners, and refine project concepts. Don’t worry, if you don’t...Read more
Startup Onramp is a training and mentoring program for first-time startup founders, launched in Brisbane by experienced startup mentor and investor Colin Kinner . The program gives new and aspiring founders the skills and guidance they need to launch a globally scalable tech startup. #SCRIPT intends to deliver the program at a Sunshine Coast innovation hub venue with location(s) to be confirmed. Advance Queensland is funding the roll-out of the Startup Onramp program to startup hubs across regional Queensland. Companies are invited to submit expressions of interest for two facilitator...Read more
The Sunshine Coast region has a unique innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem and is fast becoming recognised as the entrepreneurial capital of Australia. For innovative ideas to grow, you need a supportive environment where entrepreneurs are encouraged, ideas are nurtured through industry collaboration and supported by mentoring, and where start-ups thrive. Take a look at the innovation and collaboration happening right now across the Sunshine Coast region ...Read more
SCRIPT Milestones #SCRIPT is a collaboration of local entrepreneurs, businesses, government stakeholders and community members dedicated to growing innovation and business capacity on the coast. Sunshine Coast has a strong innovation ecosystem and this funding allows for greater networking and enables more entrepreneurial activity, resulting in more jobs and a boosted economy. Our vision is to fuel the culture of innovation on the Sunshine Coast Our purpose is to invest in innovative programs that make a difference to our community. In the past 9 months SCRIPT has: Coordinated a strong #...Read more
THREE experienced specialists ONE incredible case study CREATIVE collaboration MAJOR announcement! Build confidence in yourself and learn how to grow your business or idea. Expect to be out of your seat, talking with others and participating! Breakfast in a bag included - with all the caffeine you need. This project was made possible with funding from the Sunshine Coast Regional Innovation Program (#SCRIPT) and in collaboration with TAFE Queensland. You will discover how to: speak clearly , concisely and compellingly partner with others so that you can work more impactfully promote yourself...Read more
Who will be successful this year? It could be someone you already know well. Can you help by nominating them! (Self-nominations are also encouraged.) Nominations for judges are also sought. See details below. Nominating a colleague or yourself Nominations close Monday 27 August for t he Pearcey State Entrepreneur Award aimed at encouraging and rewarding fresh and innovative talent in the ICT profession. It is awarded to an individual in mid-career, typically 25 to 45yo, who has "taken a risk, made a difference and is an inspiration" within the ICT industry in their state. The state winner...Read more
Sunshine Coast Entrepreneurs Shine at Myriad Festival Sixteen Sunshine Coast entrepreneurs and startups were selected to represent the region at Myriad Festival last week, one of the world’s most influential innovation and entrepreneurship conferences, bringing people from all over the globe to Brisbane. The Sunshine Coast Regional Innovation Program (#SCRIPT) and Advance Queensland funded the delegation as part of the Advancing Regional Innovation Program . Sunshine Coast was the first region in Queensland to secure this funding in May 2017, giving it an injection which aims to fuel the...Read more
Registrations are open for Term 2 at the below locations. We hope to see all Ninjas and Mentors again. UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/coderdojo-term-2-2018-university-of-the-sunshine-coast-tickets-44748159951 NOOSA REGISTRATIONS https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/coderdojo-term-2-2018-noosa-tickets-44748114816 o what IS Coder Dojo? Coder Dojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community based coding clubs for young people between the ages of 7 and 17. Here at CoderDojo we learn how to code, develop websites, apps, games and explore technology in an...Read more