Help at hand for Redlands Coast startups

Are you an aspiring Redlands Coast innovator or entrepreneur? Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to give your startup the best chance of success.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Redlands Logan Startup Onramp was a new offering from Redlands Logan Advancing Regional Innovation Program, of which Redland City Council is a key delivery partner.

“I’m passionate about supporting business development at Redlands Coast, so am thrilled that this pre-accelerator program will be offered locally for the first time, starting this August,” Cr Williams said.

“If you want to learn how to define and improve your market offering, validate your ideas with the help of experts and develop a viable business model with revenue streams, then this is the program for you.”

The 12-week training and mentoring program will be facilitated by Brad and Joanna Apps – founders of telecommunication software and payment gateway solutions ECConnect – and sales-led technology entrepreneur, John Burkett from Advicepoint Business Consulting, Redlands Angel Investors and Startup Redlands.

Joanna Apps said Startup Onramp was launched to give skills and guidance to new and aspiring startups to help them develop their business dreams.

“It is ideal for founders of startups expecting high or rapid growth and would greatly improve their chances of being accepted into any startup accelerator in Australia or overseas,” Ms Apps said.

“We will bring in local entrepreneurs, investors and subject matter experts as guest presenters, with the program culminating in a pitch night and celebratory dinner.

“Startup Onramp graduates will also be invited to take part in a state-wide showcase event at which the state’s best startups will pitch to an audience of successful entrepreneurs, investors and corporates at the annual QODE Conference.

“There are 14 spots available for the first 2019 intake, with the weekly evening sessions starting from 21 August.”

Redland Logan Startup Onramp program
What: 12-week training and mentoring program for aspiring startup founders
When: Weekly evening sessions from 21 August, 2019
Where: Sirromet Winery, Mount Cotton
Cost: $1200 for the 12 week program. Also includes free casual membership at Logan Startup Hub and Startup Redlands for the duration of the course.
To book and for more information: Phone Brad on 0413 208 786 or visit