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BiiG FESTIVAL COMES TO TOWNSVILLE

The BiiG (Business Improvement and Innovation in Government) Network, hosted by Queensland Treasury, came to Townsville last week to celebrate regional innovation in the public sector. The week long series of events was held in partnership with the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Queensland and in collaboration with the Department of Innovation, Tourism, Industry […]

STARTUP MUSTER: THE LATEST STARTUP STATS HERE

According to Startup Muster, the number of first-time founders of startups has increased, the revenue of startups grew, the share of startups whose employees have equity or options went up, and the proportion of startups benefitting from incubators or accelerators also increased since 2016. A MESSAGE FROM THE CO-FOUNDER: MONICA WULFF WHAT IS STARTUP MUSTER? […]

THE TOWNSVILLE GRANT CHANGING BUSINESS LIVES

In big cities, securing $10,000 to kick-start your idea could cost you a slice of your business before it’s even successful. Yet here in Townsville we have incredible grants and highly skilled mentors at the Philip Leong Youth Program who can take your idea from a backyard garage gig to a city-wide success. Your dad […]

MAKING NORTH QUEENSLAND AN ENTREPRENEUR MAGNET

Innovation in Townsville has thrived in the past couple of years, with several startups seeing brilliant success since their inception in our regional city. Now, entrepreneurs from all over Australia and the world are being invited to innovate and grow in our slice of paradise thanks to the combined efforts of Hot DesQ, iTAP and […]

TOURISM IN TOWNSVILLE – WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE?

“There are plenty of reasons to be very optimistic about the future of tourism in Townsville and the region. With the reputation of Magnetic Island rapidly on the rise as one of the most quintessential laid back tropical island getaways in Australia, its draw for international and domestic visitors continues to grow year on year. […]

IS THIS TOWNSVILLE’S TIPPING POINT?

 There’s no denying that Townsville has been strapped into a rollercoaster ride of dizzying highs and gut churning lows in recent years. However, 2018 may be the turning point for Townsville’s future. A change in mindset and expectation seems to be sweeping over our city with business leaders more ready and willing than ever to […]

KOORCA CRIME APP COULD SAVE LIVES

Imagine a two-button app that could save lives in an emergency as well as take away a criminal’s anonymity in a scary situation. It sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong. Welcome to KOORCA – an app designed to turn ‘a crook’ around. The idea for KOORCA came to life when two Queensland graziers […]

IS THIS TOWNSVILLE’S MOST FLEXIBLE WORKPLACE?

The days of Dolly Parton’s “working nine to five” are long gone for both future and current employees at AECOM, with a new 12-week initiative giving parents the reprieve they need to work and enjoy holidays with their children. Shayne Hanran, Area Director for North Queensland and Northern Territory, says the 12-week initiative is just one […]

THE BEST CO-WORKING SPACES IN TOWNSVILLE

Townsville has always had a strong community mindset. This has even filtered into the startup eco-sphere, with amazing co-working spaces popping up all over our city. Below are some of the most modern, fun and welcoming spaces this great city has to offer. There’s everything from shipping container hackspaces to re-vamped, mix-use offices and art […]

WHICH TOWNSVILLE BUSINESSES HAVE SEEN RAPID GROWTH?

Keeping a business alive is one thing, but creating a business in an already dense industry and keeping on top of it whilst it undergoes rapid growth is a whole other ball game. These three businesses show how they weathered rapid growth whilst still maintaining their goals and keeping true to their values. F45 TRAINING […]