Young Starters' Fund - Queensland

Description

Designed to build, attract and retain young entrepreneurial talent, the program funds eligible organisations to deliver events and activities that build entrepreneurial and startup skills in young Queenslanders.

Funds eligible organisations to deliver events and activities that build entrepreneurial and startup skills in young Queenslanders.

The Advance Queensland Young Starters' Fund is designed to:

  • promote entrepreneurship as an alternative employment pathway
  • grow numbers of young entrepreneurial talent in Queensland
  • provide opportunities for Queensland's young entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to the world through the Young Starters' competition help turn the ideas of young entrepreneurs into a business with high-growth potential.

There are 2 components to this program.

  • The Young Starters' Fund is now open and will provide funding up to 70% of your total eligible activity costs, up to a maximum of $20,000 (ex GST) per activity to deliver events and activities that build entrepreneurial and technology startup skills in young Queenslanders aged 15-24.
  • The Young Starters Competition helps young entrepreneurs build their business skills and develop their startup ideas to get them investor-ready, the chance to pitch their ideas at a state level and to win prizes including a place in an accelerator program.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Young Starters' Fund, your activity must:

  • be conducted on a not-for-profit basis and demonstrate broad benefit for the Queensland startup community
  • align with the Advance Queensland principle
  • cover one or more of the following:
- improve capability and capacity
- access to capital
- collaboration, building networks and connectivity
- access to markets
- leadership
- skills development
- culture and promoting success.

Collaboration with other organisations will be favourably considered.

Forms

Administering agency

Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Advance Queensland Implementation Unit

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Email: advancequeensland@dsiti.qld.gov.au