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Our Programs

CoderDojo

CoderDojo Brisbane is proud to be the first CoderDojo program running in Australia and is a Brisbane Marketing initiative of the Digital Brisbane Strategy.

It offers Dojos at seven different locations across Brisbane, with new sessions starting each school term.

CoderDojo is an open source, volunteer-led, global movement of free coding clubs for young people founded by James Whelton and Bill Liao in 2011. Learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment at a dojo, while meeting like-minded people and being exposed to the possibilities of technology.

Visiting Entrepreneur

Digital Brisbane’s Visiting Entrepreneur Program attracts global technology entrepreneurs to address the local entrepreneurial community, in a bid to encourage and foster high-growth startup success stories.

Speakers include Australians who have successfully taken their own startup idea into global markets, sharing their learnings and expertise with the next generation of business leaders.

Fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation is essential to Brisbane’s future.

Visit the Digital Brisbane event page for future Visiting Entrepreneur events. 

Power-Up

Digital Brisbane’s Power-Up Small Business Program is a low-cost, two-hour workshop where you can hear first hand from industry leaders about digitally transforming your small business or potential business idea.

Power-Up workshops are held monthly at a variety of locations across Brisbane and feature different digital topics at each session.

Come along and learn more about the latest in social media, digital marketing, e-commerce and web design as it applies to your small business.

Lord Mayor’s Budding Entrepreneurs Program

The Lord Mayor’s Budding Entrepreneurs Program provides practical support to some of the city’s best emerging startups.

It offers $5000 grants for entrepreneurs to attend a startup event or conference, obtain professional advice, join a support program, undertake education or participate in a trade mission.

Brisbane has a growing community of exciting and inventive startups with relatively low entry costs and the potential to reach global markets, which could bring significant investment into the Brisbane economy.

MaRS Entrepreneurship 101

Digital Brisbane has teamed up with MaRS Discovery District’s Entrepreneur 101 program to help entrepreneurs commercialise their technologies through private enterprise.

An online course is being live-streamed into Brisbane’s Little Tokyo Two each week until May 5, 2016, providing instruction and facilitated conversation to help grow the next generation of companies forming the foundation of tomorrow’s knowledge economy.

It’s hoped the free program will create a new entrepreneurship community in Brisbane of people looking to accelerate their new ventures.

The Canadian not-for-profit organisation’s program covers the processes involved in raising capital from the private sector to market Brisbane business ideas to the world.

The Capital

The Capital initiative was announced in December 2015 with a $5 million funding commitment to an innovation hub located in the Brisbane CBD.

It will bring Brisbane startups together and complement State and Federal innovation programs in this fast-moving space.

Anchor tenants for The Capital include Australia’s largest startup space operator, Sydney-based Fishburners, as well as local success story Little Tokyo Two.

Nurturing Brisbane’s startup ecosystem and creating a dynamic innovation hub was one of seven key priorities outlined in the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan, launched in May 2015.

The Capital kick-starts a “Clever Business District” for Brisbane by immersing start-ups into the city’s corporate business precinct.

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