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Welcome to the Student Startup Landing Pad

The Student Startup Landing Pad is a new initiative delivered by the Gold Coast Innovation Hub workspace powered by Startup Apprentice and is co-funded with the support of Study Gold Coast’s Vision 2020 fund.

The project will provide young innovators up to age 24 with the space, resources and support to continue working on their business ideas after participation in school and university led programs or competitions such as the Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards and Startup Weekends.

The Gold Coast Innovation Hub was launched in 2017 and is located at 36 Laver Drive, Robina.

The Innovation Hub launched with the support of the Queensland Government, City of Gold Coast and over 20 corporate partners committed to driving a new digital economy on the Gold Coast. At the centre of the hub is a purpose built three story work and event space designed by innovators, for innovators, where startups and scale-ups can connect, collaborate, grow, raise investment and expand into global markets. Home to around 200 innovators, this is the ideal location for student teams progress and commercialise their projects.

Member Benefits

Students that are accepted into the Student Startup Landing Pad Program will receive:

Positioned in the heart of the Innovation Hub the landing pad will also allow opportunities for students to interact and converse with dozens of digital and technology based businesses that utilise the workspace and will be assisted on their startup journey by an ‘innovator in residence’ and hub community mentors who will work to support the young entrepreneurs.

  • Free residency in the student landing pad for a school term

  • Introductions to networks of investors, mentors and strategic partners

  • Access to a community that supports young entrepreneurs

  • Business advice and access to services to help young innovators to grow their business.

Application Process

The new dates for the next cohort of Club Apprentice in 2020 will be announced soon.

Between 4pm-6pm every Thursday, you (and your team) will be working out of the Gold Coast Innovation Hub located at 36 Laver Drive, Robina. During this time you will be able to get specific help you need on your business from the Innovation Hub Community of Mentors.

You will also be able to organise ‘office hours’ within the space to work on your project outside the above structured hours.

You are invited to apply at any time to join the Student Startup Landing Pad. You will be advised if your application is successful at that time or if you need to do some more work on your project before entering the Landing Pad.

Good luck, we’re so excited to be sharing the next part of your business building journey with you.

Any questions, please get in touch here.

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