Queensland’s first virtual innovation hub launched

The vibrant innovation and start-up eco-system in Queensland continues to grow from strength to strength, with the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur officially opening the state’s first virtual hub, an online space for innovators and start-ups to thrive.

With COVID-19 putting innovator meet-ups and hub-space events on pause for the moment, the Queensland Innovation Hub, or QiHub, offers a new setting for entrepreneurs to connect, discuss and share stories of success online.

QiHub has been developed by the Advance Queensland Innovation Team in partnership with the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur and local start-up, Ramen Life, and is the first space of its kind in Queensland.

The online platform presents a space for innovators, business owners and current and emerging entrepreneurs to showcase themselves and their ideas to a community of like-minded individuals; a place to get noticed in the innovation space.

Individuals are encouraged to create a profile on the hub website, which will then allow them to promote themselves and/or their start-up to the wider community, allowing collaborators to connect with like-minded individuals and introduce their start-ups to potential investors and mentors.

The website also contains an event section, inviting entrepreneurs to connect at virtual and in-person events, while a section dedicated to jobs available in the community has also been made available.

Additionally, QiHub provides an opportunity for investors to identify and investigate high-potential investment opportunities and communicate with business opportunities in areas of interest.

QiHub has been endorsed by Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur Leanne Kemp, who believes the new space will digitally connect the community in a way that previously has not been possible.

Kemp, who has listed her own company, Everledger, on the platform, said she was excited by the potential the platform offered for the innovation community.

“I’m excited to already have my company, Everledger, up and running on the platform,” said Kemp. “This is a tool for all of us to use and share – our very own ‘white pages’ of innovation in Queensland.”

Interested innovators and entrepreneurs can learn more about QiHub and sign-up to the platform here.

25 August 2020

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