Startup Onramp Pre-Accelerator Program

Startup Onramp is a 12-week training and mentoring program that gives new founders of high-growth startups the skills, advice and networks they need to launch and grow their company. If you are considering launching a startup, or have an idea for a startup, the Startup Onramp program is for you. For teams considering applying to a startup accelerator in Australia or overseas, Startup Onramp is a valuable pre-accelerator program to greatly improve your chances of being accepted into any startup accelerator.

Member Mentoring Program

Join us for an evening of community and Radical Generosity, and feel free to extend the invite to other women in your network

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 community 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.

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.

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.

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.