Queensland Startup Events and Activities Fund

Up to $25,000 is available from Startup Events and Activities Fund to help build capability within Queensland’s startup community.

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Queensland Startup Events and Activities Fund

The Queensland Startup Events and Activities Fund, formerly Startup Queensland Fund, will provide funding to eligible organisations to deliver events and activities that build entrepreneurial and technology startup skills.



Queensland has more than 200 startups, which employ in excess of 1900 people. The Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland program will help us solve global challenges, seize opportunities in growing markets, compete for investment dollars, and create the jobs of the future.

The funding will assist in building capability within the Queensland startup community, including regional areas, by:

  • delivering practical information and advice
  • increased collaboration and networking opportunities
  • connectivity and transformational entrepreneurship.

Activities must demonstrate alignment and linkage to the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland program.



A funding pool totalling up to $300,000 (excluding GST) is available until 30 June 2017 or until the funding pool is exhausted, whichever occurs first.

Queensland Startup Events and Activities funding will contribute up to 50% of the total eligible activity costs up to a maximum of $25,000 (excluding GST) per activity.

Total eligible activity costs may include in-kind contributions.


Eligible Activities

Activities will be considered for approval by the Department of Science, Information Technology and Information based on the following criteria:

1. Clear outcomes for Queenslanders

  • Capacity building within the Queensland startup ecosystem, including employment opportunities for Queenslanders now, as well as jobs for the future.
  • Strengthen Queensland’s startup capability to foster growth and productivity of the Queensland Startup community and the economy more broadly.
  • Quality collaborations delivering outcomes
  • Projects which have outcomes for Queensland regional areas will be given additional consideration.

2. Activities that align with:

  • The Advance Queensland program.

Examples include the following activities:

  • webinars
  • networking activities
  • presentations
  • mentoring sessions
  • workshops
  • forums
  • startup weekends

Eligible costs include venue hire, travel and accommodation for presenters, catering, activity promotion and fees for external speakers and consultants.


Eligible Applicants

  • Funding is open to profit and not-for-profit organisations.
  • Applicants must be a Queensland based organisation with an ABN and be registered for GST.
  • Organisations already receiving Queensland Government funding are eligible to apply for this funding. The 50% matched funding contribution from these organisations cannot be sourced from existing Queensland Government funding.
  • Funding cannot be provided for any activity that has received funding through another Advance Queensland program.



Applications close 30 June 2018 or when the funding pool is exhausted, whichever comes first.


Round 1 Recipients


More Information

  • Source
  • Fund Guidelines

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