The Sunshine Coast's first food accelerator
2020 Applications are OPEN
(NB. this program is subject to new / existing funding partners support in 2020).
– if you believe you meet criteria, submit your application today!
Please apply via the link below.
What you will achieve
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.
Jacqui Price will deliver the 2020 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 delivering Grow Coastal in 2018 and 2019 has been of value to the cohort, leveraging her background 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.
Want to find out more about Jacqui or about the Grow Coastal program? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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