MEDIA RELEASE: GOLD COAST HUB AND LITTLE TOKYO TWO COMBINE TO RUN THE CITY’S FIRST DEDICATED HOME FOR INNOVATION

GOLD COAST, QLD – 8th October 2017 -The Gold Coast Hub today announced that Little Tokyo Two will be managing the city’s first ever dedicated entrepreneurial precinct.

Little Tokyo Two is the agency behind some of Australia’s leading incubator and co-working spaces, with four sites across South East Queensland under its management.

Gold Coast Hub CEO, Ms Sharon Hunneybell views this partnership as critical to the long-term success of the precinct.

“Little Tokyo Two shares our vision for the Gold Coast to be globally recognised as an entrepreneurial hotspot with the Hub acting as the epicentre of this activity,” Ms Hunneybell said.

“We are excited to be joining forces with the team at Little Tokyo Two and founder Jock Fairweather, leveraging their passion for helping emerging enterprises and track-record in creating environments to help them grow. This is a really exciting period as the Gold Coast Hub starts to take shape and we finalise our key partnerships.”

The Gold Coast Hub was founded earlier this year by the leadership team behind Gold Coast based software company, Opmantek.

It is the result of a six-year mission to develop a model for international business creation on the Gold Coast centred around a physical precinct where the formula can be applied across multiple enterprises.

This vision has been supported through Advance Queensland’s Advancing Regional Innovation Program which aims to turn the state’s regions into hubs for innovation and enterprise.

The Gold Coast Hub is leveraging relationships with several investment funds who’ve made available $60 million worth of potential investment for Gold Coast businesses.

The Gold Coast Hub central premises will now occupy a 2000m2 building in an iconic location situated within the southern Gold Coast.

“We are really excited about joining the Gold Coast Hub team and cannot wait to showcase the space to the city, the rest of Queensland and the entire world,” said Little Tokyo Two founder and entrepreneur Jock Fairweather.

“This space has the potential to be the catalyst for the transformation of the Gold Coast economy into an innovation hub and we cannot wait to move into the space and start working with local businesses and founders. This space will be the focal point for the city’s innovation ecosystem and burgeoning start-up network – we believe that it will be a driver for commercialisation activity across the region.”

The location for the Gold Coast Hub will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

 


For interviews, images or further information please contact:

Contact:           Sharon Hunneybell, CEO Gold Coast Hub

Email:              sharon@gchub.com.au

Phone:              07 3041 1346

Website:          gchub.com.au

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