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Student Startup Landing Pad

What is it?

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

The project will provide young innovators 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:

  • 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.

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 student mentors who will work to support the young entrepreneurs.

Application Process

The second Club Apprentice cohort starts Wednesday 23rd April 2019 running through until Wednesday 26th June 2019.

Between 3pm-6pm every Wednesday, 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.

You will be paired with a Entrepreneur Buddy who you (and your team) will be able to organise ‘office hours’ within the space to work on your project outside the above structured hours.

Applications Close: Friday 12th April

We will announce the successful applicants into the second cohort by Wednesday 17th April.

If you don’t make this cohort you will be invited to roll over your application for the next cohort in Term 3.

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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