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Startup Founders Course

The Founders Course is a two-day intensive course on how to start a startup and maximise your chances of success.It is for early stage startup founders and anyone who has an idea for a startup but is struggling to know what to do next. If you’ve been working on a startup idea for a while but are pre-revenue, the Founders Course will show you what best practice looks like and help you to avoid failing due to rookie mistakes.
Amount Available: N/A
Closing date: No current end date, next course is Q1 2020

Life Sciences Catalyst QLD

Provides regional and south-east Queensland start-ups and SMEs in the life sciences sector with support and advice to help them build and develop their innovative ideas into commercial success.
Amount Available: Support, Funding and Marketing Advice
Closing date: No current end date


Through this free program CCIQ help businesses understand energy, water and waste costs and teach you to save money through sustainability initiatives. As a member of the program, you will have the opportunity to utilize our complimentary tools including: One-on-one coaching, site surveys and benchmarking support (including expert bill and expenditure assessment).
Aside from these, you also have access to CCIQ suite of materials including found under hot topics, including fact sheets, webinars and our monthly newsletter to help you cut your power bill and gain water and waste management advice.
Amount Available: Free support
Closing date: Ongoing

Entrepreneurs Programme: Business Evaluation

Provides businesses with access to experienced, independent Business Advisers in order to review the business and provide a Business Evaluation Action Plan with recommended strategies for business improvement or growth. The Evaluation includes up to 12 months of mentoring to help implement the strategies.
Amount Available: as above
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Supplier Improvement Plan

Provides businesses with a Supplier Improvement Plan service to improve supply chain performance and better understand customer’s needs and requirements. Must have an annual turnover between $1.5 mill and $100 million
Amount Available: receive a Supplier Improvement Plan
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Mentoring for Growth (M4G) QLD

Mentoring for Growth (M4G) offers eligible businesses access to volunteer business experts who provide insights, options and suggestions relating to challenges and opportunities you are experiencing in your business. The M4G program assists Queensland businesses to grow and succeed in the current business environment. When you participate in the M4G program, the Queensland Government matches its mentors’ expertise and experience with the particular business challenge or opportunity you have identified. M4G is not recommended for start-ups or early stage businesses.
Amount Available: n/a
Closing date: Application can be made at any time

Entrepreneurs Programme: Supply Chain Facilitation

Supply Chain Facilitation services are tailored to assist and enable eligible Australian small and medium businesses to participate in domestic and global supply chains, generate sustainable business growth and find opportunities to connect and network with their customers.
Funding available: free access to advisors/facilitators
Closing date: no current end date

Australian Trusted Trader

Provides Australian businesses involved in importing and exporting with an accreditation which enables them to streamline and simplify customs processes.
Amount Available: free accreditation
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Cyber Security Small Business Program

The Cyber Security Small Business Program will support small businesses across Australia to have their cyber security tested by a provider that has been approved by the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers Australia New Zealand (CREST).
Amount Available: up to $2,100
Closing date: 30 June 2020

Injury Prevention and Management (IPaM) program

The Injury Prevention and Management program (IPaM) works with Queensland employers to develop improved injury prevention and injury management systems. The IPaM program works with employers to review their current injury prevention and management processes and develop a business plan for improving identified areas. Once a business commits to participating in the IPaM program they will be allocated a dedicated IPaM Advisor to work with, initially for up to 12 months to complete the program. IPaM advisors are not inspectors, their role is to provide advice and support, not to enforce compliance. IPaM advisors work closely with employers during multiple visits to identify and address specific opportunities for improvement.
Amount Available: IPaM advsors to provide advice and support
Closing date: Ongoing