Anyone who has ever run a small business to medium business will tell you that there is no shortage of problems to drown in. You are one of the two little mice in the bucket of cream and every once in a while you wonder if you are going around in circles because you’re churning butter or because someone has turned the blender on.
The Collaborate program was created to save mice and make butter. Together with CCIQ we set out to find the local Queensland entrepreneurs who understand and are working on solutions for SME’s to help them save time, money, boost productivity and grow their businesses.
Collaborate is supporting the top 100* entries over the next 3 months through the online collaboratetolaunch program (worth $1,900 each). From these, 50 teams will be sponsored for 6 months in the Collaborate incubator in Spring Hill, receiving free office space and the benefit of working alongside other smart entrepreneurs in the startup community.
Over the next two weeks, the top 20 finalists selected by the judging panel will work intensively with BlueChilli’s startup advisors to validate and refine their ideas before pitching for 10 x $100,000 investments. They will receive workshops and one-on-one advisory services to help them develop their market opportunity, business model, competitive advantage, launch and growth strategies.
It’s going to be a tough two weeks for the finalists on the list below, so if you know any of them show them some support and help them turn their bucket of cream into butter.
Congratulations to the 20 Finalists, see you in Brisbane next week!
|Digital Site Diary|
|Electrical Safety Induction|
|Layer 8 Security|
|The Time & Money project|
* We are in the process of notifying everyone about the outcome of their applications – sit tight and thanks for your patience!