Budding Entrepreneurs Program

New and aspiring digital entrepreneurs in Brisbane are set for a boost with Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announcing a $50,000 initiative for start-ups.


Budding Entrepreneurs Program



The Lord Mayor’s Budding Entrepreneurs Program will provide funding to carefully selected individuals who have a passion for entrepreneurship and an idea for a tech start-up.

The program aims to stimulate greater levels of entrepreneurship among young people, providing practical support, training and encouragement to the most promising entrepreneurs as they explore opportunities to create high-growth, digital start-ups.



The Budding Entrepreneurs Program provides support to Brisbane start-ups for things like:

  • Attendance at a start-up event or conference
  • Professional business advice
  • Membership of a start-up support program
  • Entry into education programs
  • Funding for trade missions


Who can apply?

Entrepreneurs aged 17 – 30 are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must demonstrate they have an idea for a digital business, or a recently launched business that they would like to accelerate.

Applications will be screened against the following criteria:

  • Brisbane resident
  • Digital business
  • Above the age of 17
  • If an existing business, must be less than 12 months old and founded by the applicant
  • Must be a Brisbane City rate payer or a dependent of a Brisbane City Rate payer



Applications now open. Applications close July 15.

What is the #1 grant for start-ups?

12,000+ companies access the R&D tax incentive per year that yields a CASH REBATE of up to 43.5%.
This might be perfect your start up.
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