Meet Stephanie Moroz. Stephanie is a chartered mechanical engineer with over 20 years of experience developing innovative products for global markets, both within large multinational companies and venture capital backed startups.
Meet Mentor – Colin Graham
Meet Colin Graham – the founder of Causeway Innovation and is focused on enabling businesses and regions to prosper through innovation. He has worked with over 200 startups and growth oriented SMEs and over 50 of the world’s largest companies.
GrowCoastal 2019 – Earth2Plate
Meet Earth2Plate founder – Sean Conlan who provides convenient Paleo, Vegan, Allergen free bread and pasta options
GrowCoastal 2019 – Electropops
Meet the Electropops Team – Healthy natural fruit ice blocks, full of electrolytes and made with real fruit juice.
GrowCoastal 2019 – The Fermentier
Meet The Fermentier Team – Handcrafted, gourmet, traditionally fermented food and non-alcoholic beverages.
GrowCoastal 2019 – Gourmet Fudge
Meet the Gourmet Fudge Company who make the very best fudge in Australia.
GrowCoastal 2019 – Piggy in the Middle
Meet Piggy In The Middle – Lamb, pork, poultry and eggs ethically farmed and unique products including Bacon Salt and Bacon Butter.
GrowCoastal 2019 – Hum Honey
Meet the Hum Honey Team – harvesting pure, raw, cold extracted honey sustainably using organic beekeeping methods here on the Sunshine Coast.
Emerging Technology Update JUNE 2019
With technology moving so fast it’s hard to stay up to date! To help you our Guest Blogger, Nick Browne, co-organiser of The Sunshine Coast Emerging Technology Meetup is here to help! The Sunshine Coast Emerging Technology Meetup is a community of engaged community members…
GrowCoastal 2019 – Tielka
Meet Tielka Tea – Multi-Award Winning Specialty Fairtrade Organic Tea
GrowCoastal 2019 – Pure Mill Chocolate
Meet the Pure Mill Chocolate – Healthy chocolate bars, which are organic, vegan, paleo, low GI, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free.
Meet Mentor – Robyn Pulman
Meet Robyn Pulman. Many decades ago, as an ambitious 27 year old, Robyn was told by the VP of Marriott Hotels that unless she mastered the art of speaking in public, her career was significantly threatened. She chose that day to do whatever it took to feel confident and comfortable speaking in public – every master was once a disaster.
Stories from the Red Couch with Millie Louise
Stories from the Red Couch with Millie Louise [craft chocolate, scientist, nutritionist] Ep 85(2019) Millie Louise has turned her hobby into a business, Pure Mill Chocolate and hand-crafts cacao beans into exquisitely flavoured chocolates. Millie has joined the highly-regarded Grow Coastal program at…
COBY SULLIVAN – REFLECTING ON MARCH’S OPEN HOUSE EVENT
Once again, local entrepreneurs, innovative thinkers and business professionals gathered for a night of networking at the Innovation Centre’s monthly Open House event. The March get together included some special announcements from the Sunshine Coast Regional Innovation Program (SCRIPT). We launched the new #SCRIPT innovations…
Meet Mentor – Nigel Hall
Meet Nigel Hall. Nigel has an extensive international business background in biotechnology, telecommunications and finance and has lived and worked in the UK, Germany, USA and South Africa before relocating to Australia in 2006. His first degree was in business and economics and he has an MBA from Clemson University in South Carolina.
Meet Mentor – Michael White
Meet Michael White. Trainer, motivational speaker, coach and mentor, and the creator of AusIDentities, a uniquely Australian approach to personality profiling, Michael has been working with teams across Australia for almost twenty years, assisting literally thousands of people to improve the quality of their personal and professional lives.
Meet Mentor – Claire Smith
Meet Innovation Centre Mentor – Claire Smith who has been building businesses in Australia and the UK for the last 30 years. She is currently the Managing Director of Forbes Meisner Pty Ltd.
CYCLE. HUSTLE. REPEAT. WORKING LUNCH
3 Great Ideas From Our Working Lunch on Commericalisation & Personal Branding On Tuesday the 22nd of January we kicked off 2019 with over 40 Innovation Centre members, University of the Sunshine Coast staff and local business owners to hear from Michael Freiberg and Petra…
USC BIOMEDICAL GRADUATE & TERRAGEN RESEARCHER TAYHLA WEIRE ON LIFE AFTER UNI
Like most students, I had no idea of what my future had in store for me after graduating from USC. I graduated in 2015 with a First-Class Honours Bachelor of Biomedical Science. I was lucky to be able to complete a very interesting Honours project…
IC Members Pitch to Greencross Vets Founder & Shark Tank Investor Glen Richards
Epic entrepreneur Glen Richards of Greencross Vets, Petbarn and Shark Tank Australia stopped by the Innovation Centre last week to hear pitches from some of our members including outdoor brand WandsPro, back and body lotion applicator bakslap, VR education consultancy Bundle of Rays, medical cannabis…
FEDERAL MINISTER VISITS IC
[LIVE FROM THE IC] Business.gov.au (AusIndustry) Information session Check out the update from AusIndustry and the Karen Andrews MP – Federal Minister for Industry, Science & Technology. Also featuring presentations by Federal Member for Andrew Wallace – LNP Federal Member for Fisher, Tracy Constable from…
LEANNE KEMP, QUEENSLAND’S NEW CHIEF ENTREPRENEUR, VISITS IC
Newly appointed Chief Entrepreneur and blockchain tech pioneer Leanne Kemp stopped by the Innovation Centre Friday, 23 November 2018 during a day-long tour to innovation hubs across the Sunshine Coast. After a quick Q&A presentation with IC CEO Mark Paddenburg and software guru Peter Grant,…
CLEANTECH CONFERENCE LAUNCHES AT IC
It’s already been called the ‘entrepreneurial capital’ of Australia by leading social commentator Bernard Salt, and now the Sunshine Coast is fast becoming the ‘cleantech capital’ of Australia too. On 24 October, Mayor Mark Jamieson officially launched the National Clean Technologies Conference & Exhibition at…
MEET OUR NEWEST MEMBER STRUCKET
New IC member Strucket has now fully commercialised the world’s first strainer-bucket and will be delivered to eager customers in early December 2018. The Strucket has so many uses and was created on the Sunshine Coast by mum-of-three Kelly Lavery following an intense R&D, design…
USC STUDENTS POWER TERRAGEN & [ui!] GROUP
Innovation Centre member companies continue to recruit talent from USC, with both Terragen and the [ui!] GROUP staffing their ranks with both former graduates and current students. Terragen Biotech Terragen is an Australian agricultural biotech company whose technology is based on naturally occurring micro-organisms. They…
HIVE HAVEN’S STINGLESS NATIVE BEES LANDING AT AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Parliament House in Canberra has gained a new community of native bees, following an invitation to Sunshine Coast start-up Hive Haven to install one of their innovative hives in the nation’s capital. With the support of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tony Smith,…
FROM USC SIPPY DOWNS TO LONDON — MY EXPERIENCE AT THE INNOVATION CENTRE
Two years ago when I began my internship at the Innovation Centre, I had no idea what to expect. I certainly did not foresee the years of incredible support, invaluable experience and abundance of opportunities that would follow. I began as a first-year university student,…
INNOVATE MEDIA AWARDED SILVER AT THE AUSTRALIAN VIDEO PRODUCER AWARDS
IC Member Innovate Media won Silver at the Australian Video Producer’s Awards in Melbourne before a panel of three judges. The winning project, a Brand Story Film for Distance Assistance (also an IC member), tells the story of founder Renee Coman’s family and why she…
PITCHFEST 2018 WITH IAN MASON FROM VIRGIN STARTUP
A big congratulations to all involved in Pitchfest 2018, which was a huge success. Ian Mason, Head of Strategic Development for Virgin StartUp, was not only our very special guest, but also chaired the expert panel. Ian has played a pivotal role in helping hundreds…
QLD STARTUP SUPPORT ECOSYSTEM
The Queensland entrepreneurial community is growing. This map (see below) is an evolving list of the support network available for the state’s startups and new businesses – from the spaces helping entrepreneurs build and scale, to investors and advisory services, to universities and Government. The…