Meet Our GrowCoastal Community

Sunshine Coast food & agribusiness innovators


The Innovation Centre and the Food and Agribusiness Network have partnered the 3rd GrowCoastal program, providing 11 of the best food and beverage businesses in the region with the opportunity to grow and scale.

Program Manager - Jacqui Price

Jacqui Price is delivering the 2019 Grow Coastal Program with support from Innovation Centre CEO Mark Paddenburg.

Jacqui is a marketing specialist in the Food and Beverage industry and a passionate marketer with over twenty years sales and marketing experience. Her expertise in Retail, Foodservice, Manufacturer, Grower, and Business to Business giving her a unique understanding of the complexities of the market.

This broad background inspired a passion for brand management, particularly in food, beverage and agribusiness. She has worked on household brand names like Birds Eye, Edgell, and Buderim Ginger. Jacqui is the is the Founder of JP Marketing. She is passionate about  helping local businesses grow and an active member of the Food Agribusiness Network.

Final 2019 GrowCoastal Report

Over the past three years, the GrowCoastal accelerator program has assisted 37 local businesses by providing pathways to success. The program develops skills that enable entrepreneurs to progress rapidly from start-up to scale-up phases, become investment ready and achieve key milestones in their growth strategies.


In 2019, the program facilitated large audience exposure for participants through events such as FAN Meet the Makers, the Sunshine Coast Curated Plate Food Fair and Regional Flavours and Fine Foods in Brisbane.


To learn more, download the final report via the button below.

The 2019 Cohort

Our Partners

Our Premium Service providers

GrowCoastal membership applications for cohort 4 / 2020 are on hold  we are still awaiting funding advice from our key partners.

We will be in touch when more information about the application process and program is available. We also encourage you to check out and the IC events page