Digital Brisbane facilitates a number of programs for kids, startups and small businesses to make it easier to work, grow, learn, contribute and ultimately live in Brisbane.
CoderDojo Brisbane is proud to be the first CoderDojo program running in Australia and is a Brisbane Marketing initiative of the Digital Brisbane Strategy.
Over the past five years, the CoderDojo program has encouraged over 3500 children to learn to code.
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.
Looking ahead, Digital Brisbane will explore opportunities to broaden the scope of the program beyond its current focus on children.
It offers Dojos at seven different locations across Brisbane, with new sessions starting each school term.
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 Global Entrepreneur Program
Building on the success of the Lord Mayor’s Budding Entrepreneurs Program, the Lord Mayor’s Global Entrepreneurs Program will assist Brisbane entrepreneurs to connect to international markets, customers and investors, and grow their startup beyond Australian borders.
Such growth is essential to job creation and the development of high-value tech companies in Brisbane. This competitive grant program will support revenue generating entrepreneurs to gain access to existing initiatives in Brisbane, accelerator programs with an international focus and other forms of advice and global exposure and experience.
A condition of receiving the grant will be a “give-back” component, ensuring lessons learned and contacts made have a ripple effect back in the Brisbane ecosystem. This ensures the dollars awarded as grants have a multiplier effect on nurturing the startup ecosystem of Brisbane.
Entrepreneur in the Spotlight
Digital Brisbane attracts global technology entrepreneurs to address the local entrepreneurial community, in a bid to encourage and foster high-growth startup success stories.