OUR programs

We run a variety of programs and workshops events driven by community needs, which are refreshed each year to ensure that they remain relevant and valuable to the community.

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GC Hub Incubator Program

$399 / Month

Are you a startup or growing business looking to take your success to the next level? Look no further than the GC Hub’s Incubator Program.

Our team of experts will provide personalized advice, support, and training – as well as unique networking opportunities –  to help you launch and expand your venture. Start your journey with us today!


  • 3 months of business support
  • Gold tier member benefits (up to $50k value)
  • 12 month action plan
  • Fortnightly mentoring sessions
  • Business model canvas


Minimum 3 month commitment. As spaces are limited, an application process is required. Contact the team if you have any questions.


Advisory Board


With this program, the GC Hub will build you a professional Advisory Board to help growing companies meet strategic goals. The structured panel of experts help scale-ups and established businesses overcome challenges, launch new initiatives, and reach new levels of growth.

  • 6 or 12 months of business support
  • Gold tier member benefits
  • A certified advisory board chair
  • 2 independent advisors
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Formal Meeting Agenda
  • Minute taking provided


Access ongoing expert legal, financial, commercialisation, marketing and/or HR advice, plug ‘knowledge gaps’ in your business, develop understanding of business and market trends, enhance the governance framework for your business, and provide directors and executives with insights and ideas.

Minimum 6 month commitment. Only qualifying companies may participate in this program, and a strict application process is required. Contact the team if you have any questions.

Business Health Check


How will your business grow in 2023? Update your action plan and discover new opportunities with a Business Health Check session.

Our expert team will guide you through goal setting, a 3 month action plan, and detailed feedback so that you can ensure your business will be prepared for the year ahead. With our customized roadmap, we’ll help you identify achievable objectives based on growth and sustainability.


  • Business health check audit
  • 12 month goal setting
  • 3 month detailed action plan

Book using the link below or contact our team for more info.

Investment Readiness


Companies that are seeking to raise capital are able to apply for our tailored Investment Readiness Program.

Delivered in conjunction with Scale Innovations and 42 Ventures Investments, this comprehensive program provides startups with templates, advice, and support in the areas of business structure, shareholder and customer agreements, financials, forecasts, market sizing, growth and staffing strategies, reporting metrics, and more.


  • 6 months of business support
  • Investment readiness review session
  • Gold tier member benefits (up to $50k value)
  • Weekly mentoring sessions
  • Certificate of completion
  • Introduction to Angel Loop
  • This is an ESIC Qualified program


Only qualifying companies may participate in this program, and a strict application process is required. Contact the team if you have any questions.

GC Hub Toastmasters Club


Since 1924, Toastmasters International has been recognised as the leading organisation dedicated to communication, leadership skill development and helping people with both their fears and gain confidence when speaking in front of small and large groups of people.

The Gold Coast Innovation Hub hosts the region’s only lunchtime club every Wednesday.

Rapid RegTech Accelerator Program


The Rapid Regtech Accelerator is a new startup commercialisation program developed and delivered by the Gold Coast Innovation Hub (GC Hub), in collaboration with Refactor Software Development, Scale Innovations Growth Marketing Agency and 42 Ventures Investments and with the support of the GC Hub corporate network in response to rapidly emerging opportunities in the RegTech sector.

The program is designed to engage participants directly with the industries that they are developing solutions for and equip them with funding, services, skills and practical application of their technologies through funded proof of concept trials in order to achieve commercialisation outcomes and further investment.

Student Startup Landing Pad


The Student Startup Landing Pad is an initiative delivered by the Gold Coast Innovation Hub in collaboration with Startup Apprentice and is co-funded with the support of Study Gold Coast’s Vision 2020 fund.

The project provides young innovators with the space, resources and support to continue working on their business ideas after participation in school and university led programs or competitions such as the Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards and Startup Weekends.

QODE Regional Showcase


QODE is Queensland’s largest Innovation and Technology gathering for entrepreneurs, investors, business executives, researchers, startups  and government in Brisbane.

Every year the Gold Coast Innovation Hub is supported by the Queensland Government to select 10 highly innovative businesses to receive fully funded places in the Regional Showcase.

Hot DesQ Startup Attraction Program


The Gold Coast Innovation Hub is proud to be the Gold Coast host for Hot DesQ.

Hot DesQ is an Advance Queensland initiative that invites startups to move to Queensland, Australia. Up to AUD$100,000 equity-free funding is available to discover the perfect place for big ideas.

Innovation, Advisory and Board Services Program


The Innovation, Advisory and Board Services Program is a new initiative supported by the Federal Government as part of the Incubator Support Expert in Residence Program.

The program has been designed to support 5 Gold Coast-based businesses to develop and grow sustainable international businesses.  The 5 successful business owners will participate in a formalised, highly targeted Advisory Board and mentoring program to accelerate scalability.

Interested in Advisory Board Services? See our Advisory Membership package.

Growth Mentoring Program


The Gold Coast Innovation hub offers a structured mentoring program for Starter, Growth, and Advisory members that allows successful entrepreneurs and subject matter experts to give back and early stage company founders to get support and targeted advice.

Facilitated by our member growth managers to ensure that both parties get maximum benefit from the engagement we provide note taking and an action list at the end of session for you to take with you.


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