7 Weeks of Life-Changing Business Support
Launch FNQ’s Incubate program is all about driving your business from idea to sales
Grow your idea with us
The Launch FNQ INCUBATE program is a 7 week program, that's run once per year.
Launch FNQ INCUBATE ‘20 saw ten teams graduate from the program in December 2020, with more customers, bigger revenues, developed ideas and new go-to-market strategies.
Want to be in the next intake? Click the link below.
About Launch FNQ Incubate
Incubate is purely entrepreneur-centred.
The perfect program to do in combination with a curriculum-based incubator or pre-accelerator program such as Y Combinator's Startup School or Startup Onramp Founder’s Course, it’ll help you galvanise your ideas and put them into action. All for FREE.
Thinking of applying for the next round?
The program is most suited to early-stage startups. We accept businesses that are just an idea, through to those who feel a little stuck and need some assistance, accountability, or support to get to the next stage of growth.Run over 7 intensive weeks, it’s a powerful way for founders to launch their businesses or to create a new strategy, product or project. The program includes:
Plus, participants also get these benefits as part of the program:
Meet the Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Meet Peter Laurie, our experienced Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Peter's role sees him supporting and guiding the participants of the Incubate program, through the entire 7 week journey.
Peter Laurie is the founder of Junta through which he participates heavily in the innovation ecosystem. A major role that he performs is interfacing between corporates and new ventures.
Peter has coached and advised hundreds of startups and new ventures on how to innovate, implement, and deliver to both consumers and businesses. Peter is available to help founders and aspiring entrepreneurs with their ideas, startups or scale-ups and to overcome barriers that they face.
So, are you eligible?
Despite being completely free, Launch FNQ Incubate is a serious program with a competitive edge.
You must be able to commit to the program schedule for the full 7 weeks it’s run over. Then it’s simply up to you to go after your business goals and make them happen.
Priority is given to startup teams with an office or link to Far North Queensland in the first instance, and if places are available, they will be prioritised to Regional Australians.
Wondering if it’s right for you? Here’s who was in the 2020 group:
Sophus Nutrition is a qualified dietitian at your fingertips. We make accessing a dietitian easy, affordable and practical. The unique combination of contemporary nutrition, adult-learning and behavioral insights evidence-base puts the client first to help them have the foundations of nutrition to promote health, reach their goals or manage their clinical condition.
Pattern By Design
Pattern By Design is an innovative fashion and lifestyle brand with a vision to revolutionise the home sewing, paper pattern market. Utilising digital textile printing, the pattern pieces and artwork are printed directly onto fabric doing away with the hassle of paper patterns.
Banora International Group (BIG) is Renowned as and continues to be Queensland’s leading inbound tourism company providing comprehensive services for anyone wishing to study, travel, or work in Australia.
GreenKPI’s vision for a global green and equitable supply chain is achieved through practical actions, metrics that capture reductions in environmental plus social impacts and automated sustainability reports. We transition companies to Green, Lean and Seen
Ponder Careers helps people find work they want to engage with. 86% of Australians are disengaged from their work, and our resources build hope and provide clarity as people manage career transitions and balance their roles and responsibilities. We focus on bridging the knowledge gap to help people sift through their options and make smarter decisions about their future.
QuestaGame is a multi-player outdoor gaming app in which players use their mobile phones to map their local biodiversity. Think Pokemon GO meets David Attenborough. Our world-leading Artificial Intelligence system (BioSMART.LIFE) helps identify the incoming observations, which are then shared with biodiversity databases to help with scientific research.
KOORCA is revolutionising community safety and crime prevention with their smartphone app that empowers everyday people with: CCTV in your pocket,Triple Zero Boost, and Emergency Alerts. It’s changing the way we communicate with first responders in an emergency. It’s a local innovation with global potential.
CREATIEF is a compliance management solution supporting the fashion industry to integrate legal, social and sustainability regulations. Providing transparency of ecological, social-sustainability and circular-economy compliance to allow creative talent to focus on fashion design, not the fashion police.
SkyStock is the world’s first GPS location-based search platform of aerial media and operators. The platform targets two fast-growing markets. Goldman Sachs estimates $100bn opportunity in the drone market in 2020 growing at an astronomical 18% annually, while the stock photography market is forecast to generate $4bn in revenue by 2023.
Here’s what some of last year’s participants said:
SkyStock was very privileged to be part of the Launch FNQ Incubator in 2020. We found the content provided by [EIR] Peter Laurie to be educational and informative, especially during this growth stage of the business.
The Launch FNQ Incubate Program has been transformational for me, and my business Ponder Careers. Tara, Peter, and the team have been instrumental in helping us get Ponder off the ground and find our focus, so we can go on to do more and hire more people in FNQ. Peter’s insights came at just the right time, and he always knew when to ask a question or challenge me further. Thanks to the whole team for their support.
Sharing the startup journey with fellow early-stage entrepreneurs provides many benefits, such as realising many of the challenges are common in the cohort. Having a mentor such as Peter Laurie not only places context across our challenges, it helps us help each other. Peter is particularly adept at smoothing out the wrinkles in our pitches while keeping our messaging on point. His experience shines through when providing excellent support in one-on-one sessions, where he teases out the ideas floating about in the entrepreneur’s mind.