Two high-profile Indian entrepreneurs have toured the Sunshine Coast as part of an initiative to boost trade and education links with one of the fastest growing economies on the planet.
The entrepreneurs visited the Sunshine Coast yesterday (Thursday, 4 April) as part of the 2019 Queensland-India Innovators Experience, a joint initiative between the Queensland Government’s Study Queensland, Advance Queensland Agencies, Sunshine Coast Council and Study Sunshine Coast.
The experience is aimed at promoting opportunities for Indian entrepreneurs to research, work and study in Queensland. Zone Startups director Ajay Ramasubramania from Mumbai and Perfit 3D director Eobin George from Cohin took part in the Innovators Experience, and yesterday visited the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC).
The entrepreneurs were taken on a tour of USC’s facilities including the Innovation Centre where they met with other start-up founders and entrepreneurs.
This was followed by a tour of USC’s Engage Lab, the University’s High Performance Sports Academy and a visit to see the Chancellor State College STEM students in action.
Study Sunshine Coast manager Kim Baldwin said the Innovators Experience initiative played an important role in educating international entrepreneurs and students about the world class facilities available right here on the Sunshine Coast.
“The Sunshine Coast is known and loved for its laidback lifestyle, and the region is now going from strength to strength with a growing number of entrepreneurs and start-up opportunities available in the region,” Ms Baldwin said.
“The Queensland-India Innovators Experience plays an important role in educating the international market about the world class facilities and education institutes we have on offer, and the benefits of working on the Sunshine Coast.”
The 2019 Queensland-India Innovators competition used to select the two entrepreneurs was open to university graduate entrepreneurs, influencers and start-up funders.
Innovation Minister Kate Jones said the competition was part of a campaign to educate Indian parents, agents, and prospective international students on the opportunities that exist around studying and establishing a start-up in Queensland.