Gold Coast Startups

& Digital Business

For the past 4 years, the Gold Coast Innovation Hub and our collaborative partners have worked to increase the city’s reputation as Australia’s leading city for startups and digital business as well as an ideal launchpad for international export.  We have developed a range of programs and support services for local businesses and work with the government to report and share the growth and success of startups and digital businesses that have launched and established headquarters in this city. 


1800 ONHOLD is a creative on-hold advertising for your telephone lines, compatible with all phone systems. This agency provides a full service music and voice messaging consultancy offering program design, copywriting, audio production, music licensing, nationwide installation and technical support. 1800 ONHOLD is the only Australian proud to be accredited with the International On Hold Messaging Association (OHMA).

3DB Pty Ltd

3DB are an Australian 3D Construction Print service provider operating within the residential construction vertical. 3DB is the conglomeration of a team of industry and technology specific experts, intending to reengineer the way homes are built with the ultimate goal of changing the world for the better.

3YS Owls

3YS Owls is an Australian operated company based in Queensland with extensive experience in both the public and private sector, globally, locally and interstate. With 3YS Owls you can be rest assured that our friendly team of professionals will foster integrity and instil confidence in Boards of Directors across Australia. They strive to be the trusted brand of choice for empowering companies and boards to create successful and sustainable businesses by becoming the industry leading provider of corporate governance solutions for culturally aligned clients. To be the employer of choice for ethically minded and accomplished professionals. To be actively involved in the well-being of the community.

42 Ventures

42 Ventures invests in high growth innovative companies. 42 Ventures invests directly, managing their own funds and also manages relationships with investors that co-invest with them. 42 Ventures is the venture arm of the Gold Coast Innovation Hub and accesses high-quality deal flow through the innovation Hub and the connections and shared deal flow that these Hubs have with others around the world.

AA Xpose Media

AA X Pose is the only PR company in Australia that guarantees you media exposure in traditional mainstream media. Do you have a great message, service or product you want to get out to the world and now enough people know about it? Are you stressed, overwhelmed and want more time to enjoy your family? Publicity is one of the most powerful ways to leverage your time and get your messages to the masses.


ACIT provides a range of vocational educational courses to domestic and international students on the Gold Coast, the ACIT is one of the most highly regarded training institutions in Australia as it has specialised in full convergence technologies for the past 25 years. They provide in-depth training in digital communication mediums, including cross platform training to cover web design, graphic, social media marketing, Youtube and TV and Film. ACIT is the first in Australia to be a solution provider and also training to meet current industry demand.


With over 25 million Aussies not engaging in physical activity, and obesity rates at an all-time high, it’s time to encourage and motivate people to move more often and engage with the fitness industry. People are living busy lives, with unpredictable schedules, and competing priorities with no flexibility when it comes to using gyms and fitness classes. ActiviKey connects Aussie’s to local, flexible and convenient fitness activities, facilities and providers in one free, easy to use platform.  No memberships, no lock-in contracts. Fitness Access; Anytime, Anywhere.

Adam Hamilton Innovation Consulting

Adam Hamilton is a corporate innovation expert with almost two decades’ worth of experience, working both inside and alongside companies, to help them create value in the form of remarkable new products and solutions. Throughout this time, he has helped to generate more than $500 million in profitable, lifetime revenue. Specialising in the ‘front end of innovation’ (the pre-execution phases where he calculated that almost 2/3rds of innovation success factors reside), Adam can help you to unify the crucial elements of curiosity, creativity and commerciality in your innovation pursuits.

Australian Finance Aggregation

AFA is a cutting-edge asset finance aggregator for Australia. Do you need to offer finance to your customers or netowrk? Australian Finance Aggregation offers a suite of services to professionals looking to better service their customers. They offer a customised level of support to brokers and dealerships across the country, working collaboratively with them to design and deliver the products and services they need to meet the needs of their clients. AFA is passionate about Australian business, so we offer a range of processing services, as well as aggregation for car, personal and commercial equipment loan products. Benefit from working with an established company while still retaining your independence.

Afay Communication

Afay Communication believe that every project should start with a sound plan that reduces risk and alleviated wasted resources. A good strategy effectively saves you money and time, and ensures that every opportunity is addressed and maximised. They believe message clarity and tone underpins all communications in today’s marketing landscape. They work to a strong messaging framework that ensures all activity remains consistent and effective. Afay Communications strategic process comprised of 4 steps; preparation, planning, implementation and review.


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