Start a business

Nick Atkins, Founder of Hotel Miami

There’s never been a better time for new beginnings on the Gold Coast with an innovation ecosystem designed to give businesses every chance of success.

Whether you take your own path or choose to connect with the flourishing start-up community on the Gold Coast, there’s plenty of support available whenever you need it.

From informal professional networks to business accelerators, innovation hubs and chambers of commerce, our community of innovators and entrepreneurs have expertise at every level of your business journey. Knowing where to start can make all the difference, so get connected first to the right networks.



Our checklist

A good place to start is our checklist that covers everything needed to get your business going, with advice on business planning, finance, legal structures, licensing and so much more.

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Bond Business Accelerator

The ultimate incubator for early-stage start-ups, Bond Business Accelerator offers formal training, practical skills, high-level mentoring and investor introductions that could take your idea to commercial reality.

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Gold Coast Innovation Hub

The Gold Coast Innovation Hub Meetup Group was originally formed as Silicon Beach Gold Coast – a social event group for entrepreneurs, technologists and innovators. It is one of Australia’s top commercially-backed innovation hubs.

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Gold Coast Innovation Hub


YP Gold Coast

YP Gold Coast aims to motivate, inspire and connect future city leaders. This leading advocacy group has a strong focus on growing our corporate culture through access to exclusive networking events and opportunities for mentorship and business development.

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Young Professionals Entrepreneurs Forum


Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce

Our largest chamber of commerce champions businesses across all industries on the Gold Coast by attracting, supporting and growing business through advocacy, economic development and business development.

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Gold Coast North Chamber of Commerce

The Gold Coast North Chamber of Commerce is the peak representative body for businesses. By fostering a strong business environment we are confident that the local community as a whole prospers and develops.

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Gold Coast Southern Chamber of Commerce

The Southern Gold Coast area is a diverse and dynamic place to live and work. This area has a number of leading businesses in a number of different industries which include education, finance, leisure, tourism, property, personal, health and medical, government, transport and manufacturing.

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Gold Coast Junior Chamber of Commerce

The Gold Coast Junior Chamber of Commerce advocates to provide a platform where young professionals can upskill, network and collaborate, and create a voice to shape the future of our city.

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