Tourism scores big under govt incentives
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.”