Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast, about 100km north of Brisbane, is a diverse subtropical region with beautiful beaches, lush hinterland, and scenic mountains.

The Sunshine Coast offers a highly skilled and educated workforce, a focus on innovation, an increasingly diverse economy and well-planned areas for business growth and innovation.

The Sunshine Coast has the largest percentage of entrepreneurs compared to any other city of its size in Australia. The Sunshine Coast is a full-fledged startup ecosystem, with collaboration between secondary schools, vocational education, the University of the Sunshine Coast, and entrepreneurs to make sure the talent pipeline continues to support startups locally.


Key regional strengths include

  • Aviation hub
  • Clean technology
  • Creative Industries
  • Digital industries
  • Education
  • Food, health and well-being
  • Sport
  • Tourism
  • Smart cities (IOT)

Our Host organisations on the Sunshine Coast include:

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