Tourism scores big un­der govt in­cen­tives

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

UN­TAPPED tal­ent in Queens­land’s tourism, en­ter­tain­ment and leisure sec­tor will be given an op­por­tu­nity to team up with first-class men­tors and con­nect with in­vestors un­der a new Ad­vance Queens­land in­dus­try ac­cel­er­a­tor pro­gram.

In­no­va­tion Min­is­ter Leeanne Enoch said on Wed­nes­day that Sling­shot, one of Aus­tralia’s largest cor­po­rate busi­ness ac­cel­er­a­tors, had opened its travel and tourism ac­cel­er­a­tor pro­gram.

“Backed by the Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment’s $420 mil­lion Ad­vance Queens­land ini­tia­tive, the Hori­zons ac­cel­er­a­tor is aimed at iden­ti­fy­ing new tech­nol­ogy and de­vel­op­ing in­no­va­tive prod­ucts and ser­vices,” Ms Enoch said.

“It is a golden op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal start-up en­trepreneurs and busi­ness in­no­va­tors – giv­ing them first-class men­tor­ing as­sis­tance while con­nect­ing them with in­vestors and po­ten­tial busi­ness part­ners.

“It will ac­cel­er­ate early stage and more de­vel­oped start-ups - fast track­ing ideas from con­cept to an in­vest­ment-ready stage.”

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