At theSPACE Cairns we believe entrepreneurship is for Everyone
Do you have an idea? An innovation? Would you like to learn around best practice startup & innovation strategy?
The world is changing faster than ever before. We operate in a global marketplace, with global opportunities and global competition. As entrepreneurs working on our own ideas, we recognised the need to shift our focus to a global marketplace, however we soon became aware of the limitations of the existing support structures in our region to help us develop our ideas.
Over the past four and a half years, the team at theSPACE has been working with key strategic partners to develop the local startup and innovation ecosystem in Far North Queensland. Our intention has been to help develop an environment to support us (all of us) to more effectively turn our ideas into reality.
Whether you are new to business, running an existing business, an inventor or a larger corporation wishing to integrate innovation into its culture… we are linked by one core desire – “turning ideas into a commercial reality”
Programs & events we’ve developed that inspire Entrepreneurship & Innovation
A ten-session, digital school-based "Emerging Entrepreneurs" program that teaches high school students about entrepreneurship. We are now offering with supportive teacher accreditation
Mentoring events that allow entrepreneurs to meet one-on-one with successful startup founders who have exited, founders of growth-stage startups, angel investors, venture capitalists, senior management of technology companies, etc.
Programs to link startups to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
A membership program to build the network and engage the community in innovative thinking
An eight-week "Startup Basecamp" pre-accelerator program that helps budding entrepreneurs validate their ideas
Cultures of Innovation and Intrapreneurship
Programs to help SMEs, corporations and government agencies to develop their own cultures of innovation and intrapreneurship
Calm your mind and release the true potential in human innovation.
Community & Events Activities
Other one-off events and hosting of community activities, such as Startup Weekend Cairns, Innovation Weekend Cairns
Regional startup innovation ecosystem development programs