Programs

Investment Readiness Program

Gold Coast Innovation Hub member companies that are looking to raise capital are now able to access our tailored Investment Readiness Program.

Delivered in conjunction with Scale Innovations and 42 Ventures Investments the 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.

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.

Member Mentoring Program

Young successful women colleagues discuss joint project, coaching or mentoring in loft office

The Gold Coast Innovation hub offers a structured mentoring program for workspace 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.

Brunch Like A Boss - Female Founder Club

BRUNCH LIKE A BOSS is a proactive Female Founders club opening the doors to the Gold Coast’s Boss Ladies,  Entrepreneurs, Start-ups and CEO’s.
 
Experience a totally new business exchange from a female perspective – together we will become storytellers, strengthen networks, create opportunities for investment, nurture innovative ideas and give rise to new and exciting collaborations within our exclusive network.

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.  

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.

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.