Following on from the successful Digital Brisbane strategy in 2013, the City of Brisbane has released Digital Brisbane 2.0.
Digital Brisbane 2.0 aims to make it easier to; work, grow, learn, contribute to and live in Brisbane. It will also make digitally enabling services visible and accessible to current residents and businesses, as well as those who don’t yet call Brisbane home.
Click here to view the Digital Brisbane Strategy: Digital Brisbane 2.0
Initiatives including a global entrepreneurs program, a digital version of the internationally acclaimed Brisbane Greeters program and a digital festival, are just a few of the ways Digital Brisbane 2.0 will ensure Brisbane residents and businesses are well placed to thrive in a globally connected and digitally enabled world.
While Brisbane’s businesses and startup communities continue to be supported to achieve digital growth, the Digital Brisbane Strategy 2.0 also ensures Brisbane residents will be equipped to participate in the global digital economy.
Specific initiatives of the strategy include:
- A global entrepreneur grant program that builds on the success of the existing Lord Mayor’s Budding Entrepreneurs Program.
- A digital version of the world-renowned Brisbane Greeter program so visitors and residents can discover all Brisbane has to offer from the convenience of their smart device.
- A digital festival developed in partnership with Brisbane’s established and successful digital businesses and industries.
- An accessibility app to assist people with physical or mental impediments navigate Brisbane.
Digital Brisbane 1.0 launched in 2013 and focused on:
- Thought leadership
- Capability building
- Connecting SMEs and entrepreneurs to the resources they need
Achievements of the Digital Brisbane 1.0 Strategy:
- Empowered more than 1,200 small business owners to effectively use digital technologies in face-to face Power-Up Small Business workshops.
- Taught over 3,500 children to code through CoderDojo programs in Brisbane City Council libraries.
- Provided grants to 75 early-stage entrepreneurs through the Lord Mayor’s Budding Entrepreneurs Program helping them acquire the skills, knowledge and networks they need to convert their ideas into viable businesses. $277, 495 worth of grants have been awarded to date.
- Established The Capital, the city’s $5 million startup and innovation hub in the Queen Street Mall. Since opening in September 2016, The Capital has provided education and inspiration to over 7000 aspiring and established entrepreneurs, and provided a supportive and affordable community to 120 entrepreneurs and their teams.
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