The Refinery

On 20 February 2019 The Refinery launched.

The Refinery is a testing ground and training platform that joins the dots between creativity and business, with access to mentors and a network of inspiring industry leaders providing participants with the business skills, tools and connections to turn their idea into reality. 

Hear Megan Rowland, team lead at Creative Development, Sunshine Coast Council introduce The Refinery at SCCA’s Summer Juice & Jam industry breakfast in Maroochydore Surf Club.

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The program is free and applications are open to residents across Australia. To participate in The Refinery applicants will be invited to attend a two day bootcamp to assess their proposed business idea.

Complete your application and submit before 30 March 2019. If you are short-listed, you will be invited to attend a two-day selection Bootcamp on 11 and 12 May 2019.

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With programmed sessions including keynote speakers and workshops lead by industry experts, participants will immerse themselves in The Refinery incubator space over 10  weeks, culminating in a public showcase event and a chance to receive up to $10,000 investment into their business journey. ‚Äč

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The Refinery is an initiative of the SCCA, Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Sun Central, Advance Queensland, CQU and the Queensland Government.