- Last updated:
- 29 Sep 2017
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Leading social commentator Bernard Salt called the Sunshine Coast the ‘entrepreneurship capital’ of Australia, based on the proportion of the workforce who owned their own business.
Our region has a unique entrepreneurial ecosystem where industry contemporaries collaborate, and where innovation, new ideas, entrepreneurs and startups are actively supported and encouraged.
This entrepreneurial ecosystem is a network of education programs, business incubators, coworking spaces, advocacy, events and meetups which has developed organically across the community, including our high-value industries.
Download the Sunshine Coast Innovation brochure.
The Sunshine Coast entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem has recently been mapped online and is searchable via our partner program called Digital Sunshine Coast.
Our entrepreneurial community
Our unique region and way of life is a magnet for big thinkers, experienced leaders and world class talent. It’s the place where they come to do world class work without compromising their aspirations for family, health and life.
Digital and entrepreneurial champions
The Sunshine Coast has a high number of entrepreneurs, digital champions and thriving businesses who all make a global impact. Some of these have been captured on the Digital Sunshine Coast champions web page, others are making a splash elsewhere and often featured in council’s News Centre.