The SPARK BUREAU Incubator is a selective, intensive, one-month full-time program for aspiring Tech entrepreneurs.
If you have an idea or an early stage digital product, and are seeking support to create or validate a business model, define a minimum viable product (MVP) or to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to create a clear path to launch and growth, the SPARK BUREAU Technology Incubator can help you get there.
Companies will be immersed in a high energy environment and will learn critical skills from experts on topics ranging from lean startup principles, design thinking, agile methodology, digital marketing, financing and protecting your idea. You will be based in SPARK BUREAU on Ocean Street in Maroochydore, which has cemented its place as the digital entrepreneurship hub of the Sunshine Coast.
Participants who successfully complete the initial month may be invited to continue in the incubator for up to an additional 11 months for ongoing mentoring and support.
Acceptance into the incubator program includes:
- Full-Time SPARK BUREAU coworking membership
- Weekly check-in meetings
- Monthly milestone reviews
- Mentoring from our extensive network of successful executives and entrepreneurs
- Investor introductions
- Access to all SPARK BUREAU workshops, guest speakers, and training days.
- Training from experts in lean startup principles, design thinking, agile methodology, digital marketing, financing and protecting your idea.
You will also have access to technology and business support including:
- Amazon Activate ($5,000 AWS credits)
- Stripe (no transaction fees for first US$10,000 processed)
- Squarespace (free 6-month trial and 10% off paid subscription)
- Pro bono and discounted legal, advisory and accountancy consultation from our partners Ferguson Cannon and BDO.
You must be Sunshine Coast based or willing to relocate, and at least one cofounder (but ideally the entire team) will be required to be working full-time on your business for the entirety of the first month of the program.
If you have an idea for a scalable product or service that represents innovation or novelty in its technology or business model, please submit your expression of interest below. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview, and outstanding interviewees will be put forward to our selection panel to be considered for our next intake.
Please note: SPARK BUREAU is exclusively seeking technology companies. Digital is in our DNA and we are equally passionate about innovation and disruption. We actively encourage applications from all passionate tech entrepreneurs and seek both gender and age diversity within our incubator cohort.
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