theSPACE is an Innovation & Startup Hub helping people to Turn Their Ideas into Reality
A passionate community of founders & innovators in beautiful tropical North Queensland.
At theSPACE we help build businesses from scratch, transform struggling businesses and inspire companies to always strive for more. Inspired by Silicon Valley, we believe that a community of entrepreneurs and innovators can thrive in FNQ and we’re paving the way for Cairns to transform into a hub of makers and doers.
If you would like to be a part of this community, consider joining as a member of theSPACE.
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