Early this month we learnt that GreaseBoss, an Australian start-up founded in 2020 on the Sunshine Coast, was going for gold in the global award program dubbed the Innovation World Cup Series. Co-CEO Tim Hall said the team at GreaseBoss was thrilled to be part of the 2022 Hannover Messe and announced as finalists.

Unfortunately, they didn’t come away with the gold... that being said, Tim was excited to share that there was a great deal of interest with 25 good quality leads from all around the world, including Seimens wind turbines, Hyundai and other large multi-national companies. “All in all, it’s been a success!!”  

Read More  Watch the Seven News clip.

Be some of the first to experience Mooloolaba’s exciting new Northern Parkland.

To celebrate the opening, the community is invited to the vibrant and free Mooloolaba Foreshore Festival inspired by all things in, on and under the sea.

Make your way to Mooloolaba Esplanade, from the new Northern Parkland to Main Beach is where all the action will be on July 2, 10am-9pm. Click through for more event details

The relationship between local businesses and their customers is being celebrated in a new campaign supported by Sunshine Coast Council and Buy Local Sunshine Coast. The digital marketing campaign will highlight the loyalty that Sunshine Coast consumers have with their favourite local businesses. The campaign encourages the community to post and tag great local businesses on their social media pages using hashtag #buylocalsunshinecoast to show their support. Check out the campaign video and find out more about Buy Local Sunshine Coast here

Last edition we shared the link to the new Let’s Be Frank about Business video series! The most popular episode with more than 1.7k views has been Ep 5 - Dancing with Fire, so check it out if you haven't already!

Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2022 - have you nominated or been nominated? Information sessions start tomorrow. Register now 15 June, Kawana | 22 June, Maroochydore | 28 June, Noosa 

An International Robotics Competition for teams of kids, ages 8 to adults, to test their design in one or more events.  

Their motto: "Today's Play, Tomorrow's Pay."  Our three goals: Fun while Learning, Sharing, & TeamworkRegistrations are now open for this July 17 event. No Pre-Qualification required.

Volunteer | Spectate | Register
Our Tech Industry
The Sunshine Coast has all of the key ingredients required to support an innovative and thriving tech industry. These include game-changing infrastructure, a supportive business and investor community, local government committed to innovation, talent and education pathways. This, coupled with the region’s enviable lifestyle, is seeing the Sunshine Coast emerge as a future Tech hub. Check out these two videos to promote our region. More available on our Council’s YouTube channel.
Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.  
Ideas can be worked on and they can go on to become successful startups, creating jobs, helping the Nation’s economy, helping us all achieve some Sustainable Development Goals and making the world a better place. 
August 5-7, 2022 | University of the Sunshine Coast 
Startup Weekend tickets are now on sale from $55. 
Get Tickets
Sports Industry Development
The Council’s Sports Industry Development Program is an initiative designed to position the Sunshine Coast as Australia’s premier destination for sports training, participation and competition. Through this program, Council was able to secure two sports industry national conferences, forming new relationships with the Officiating Collective and Disability Sports Australia, as well as continuing to strengthen our collaborative relationship with the University of the Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Sports. The Sunshine Coast Sports Symposium kicks off tomorrow, and the Officiating Summit will be held next month July 16 & 17. 

August Major Events

August offers an amazing line up of major events that showcase our region as growing arts and cultural hub. 

As the sun rises on Friday 17 June (6.35am Sunshine Coast time), so too will our HORIZON 2022 program (Aug 26-Sep 4) — subscribe now so you can set your alarm and keep an eye on your inbox. 

It's time to taste the region. The Curated Plate returns to the Sunshine Coast this winter from the July 29 to August 7. A 10-day food festival showcasing local produce, chefs, and landscapes. From tours and masterclasses to brunches and lunches there is something for every tastebud. 

Wrap your laughing gear around this brand new comedy festival That's Not My Dog! coming soon to Kings Beach August 26-28.

Step inside Fantasyland as over 250 of the world's most mystifying performers showcase their out-of-this-world skills at this year’s multi-award-winning Buskers By The Lake. From August 19-21, this multi-day, multi-event festival boasts a highly curated and completely unmissable line-up of local and interstate performers. From record breaking stunts to sideshow sensations, contortionists to world-class musicians, there's never a dull moment.

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