If you’re a startup founder or SME owner, you may have seen various articles floating around on the $130 million that has been injected into VC firms + Accelerators by Queensland Treasury and QIC through the Queensland Venture Capital Development Fund (QVCDF). 

You may have also heard that innovators across Queensland have received news from the QLD Government that $5.5 million in grants will be given to 56 businesses through the Ignite Ideas Fund and Ignite Spark Program.

Oh! And if you’re a scale up, the Business Growth Fund probably hit your radar. The QLD Gov announced a grant to support high-growth businesses with $50,000 and $75,000 to accelerate growth. 

With all this money trickling into Queensland businesses, how can you be prepared to apply for these funds and secure them successfully?

Here at Cohort Innovation Space, we exist to help startups, aspiring founders and SME reach their goals through our specially curated programs, network opportunities, mentorship, and partnership support.

  • Our programs include the LuminaX HealthTech Accelerator, Australia’s leading healthtech program that supports early-stage founders with community, education, and investment.
  • We run Start Club – an industry agnostic pre-accelerator for early stage startups to help them launch. 
  • We host the Gold Coast Startup Grind chapter – the world’s largest community of startups and founders delivering events, flagship conferences and programs. 
  • We also provide monthly peer learning sessions for established scaleups via our Founders Club
  • There is also our 2 hour industry insights through our Cohort Catapult series that provides extensive know-how and advisory. As well as offer Office Hours Mentoring with prominent founders and experts delivering one-on-one sessions.

Now. With that all now considered, dedicating time to assess each option, listening to insights from program participants, and tailoring your goals will enable you to identify the most suitable funding opportunities to become investor ready + have a sustainable runway for your business to hit scalability.

Always here to help,
Cohort Innovation Space 🧡

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