Grow Coastal

The Sunshine Coast's first food accelerator

12
Week
Program
1800
Dollars
Funding
75
Workshop
Hours
50
Industry
Experts

The Innovation Centre and the Food and Agribusiness Network have partnered to provide 12 of the best food and beverage businesses in the region with the opportunity to take part in Grow Coastal, Sunshine Coast’s first food accelerator

Apply Now for 2018

Applications are now open for 2018. Enter your details and we'll be in touch with more information about the application process and program details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Next Info Session

9 November - 10:30-12:30pm

Applications Close

24 November 2017

Selection Process

4-8 December 2017

Bootcamp

30 January 2018

Program Starts

17 April 2018

Program Ends

17 July 2018

Grow Coastal Next Info Session 9th November

Learn how you could catapult your business at the 2018 Grow Coastal accelerator launch.

Join some of the Sunshine Coast’s most exciting foodpreneurs from the 2017 Grow Coastal program for a morning of insights and information about the incredible program lined up for 2018.

What you will achieve

VALIDATE

Validate your ideas through product testing and market research opportunities

DEVELOP STRATEGY

Develop a strategy and business plan with clear milestones and goals

LAUNCH

Launch your business to industry leaders, media, potential customers and investors

BRAND EXPOSURE

Gain brand exposure, build your reputation and gain valuable feedback.

BUILD A NETWORK

Build a global network of key business connections and mentors with industry experience

GAIN SKILLS

Gain targeted exposure and the network and skills to communicate your venture broadly

INVESTMENT READY

Understand how to manage your finances, become investment ready and pitch to investors

EXPAND KNOWLEDGE

Expand your business knowledge through our 12-week industry focused program.

The Program Supporters & Mentors

Our food and beverage entrepreneurs participated in business workshops and received mentoring, one to one support and industry insights from our community of industry leaders, including our extensive mentor network from the IC and FAN.

Apply Now for 2018

Applications are now open for 2018. Enter your details and we'll be in touch with more information about the application process and program details.

Program Delivery

Jacqui Price will deliver the 2018 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 covers 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 Mission Marketing and Brand Strategy. She is passionate about  helping local businesses grow and an active member of the Food Agribusiness Network.

Want to find out more about Jacqui or about the Grow Coastal program? Email [email protected]

In 2017 Grow Coastal was delivered by Tara Mei, Founder of Kitchen Table Projects. Tara has international experience in launching and scaling innovative food businesses.

Jacqui Price

Program Manager

Founder of Mission Marketing and Brand Strategy

Our Partners

Our Premium Service providers

The 2017 Cohort