One of the most important factors to ensure entrepreneurs thrive is collaboration. For an innovative idea to grow, you need a supportive environment where entrepreneurs are encouraged, ideas are nurtured through industry collaboration and supported by mentoring, and where start-ups thrive. The Sunshine Coast has a unique Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, where industry contemporaries collaborate, and where new ideas, entrepreneurs and start-ups are not only encouraged – they are actively supported.
The aim of mapping the Sunshine Coast’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is to encourage closer partnerships that will cement the Sunshine Coast’s position as a leading region for innovation and business development.
Sunshine Coast: The place to be - raising entrepreneurial ventures through an ecosystem of support
In January 2018, by researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast developed a research report. Focused on getting a better understanding about the different types of entrepreneurs on the Sunshine Coast, and how the community can better support them, the research report uncovers a range of typical entrepreneurial personas on the Coast, their needs and suggest a way forward to develop and grow the local ecosystem.
The report seeks to inform and guide the development of future programs that will encourage further entrepreneurial activity.