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Calling for Expressions of Interest!

How would you like access to Australia's most successful pre-accelerator program?


Smart Precinct NQ is excited to support NQ's Startup Community by providing 10 scholarships for the Startup Onramp Founders Course. If you have been sitting on an idea for some time, or have a startup that needs a bit of a boost, we highly recommend you apply via the form below.


Applications close June 30th, 2021. *Conditions apply (see below).

Good luck! 

Expression of Interest Form

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Terms and Conditions:

Applicants must be a resident of Townsville, Magnetic Island, Palm Island, the Burdekin Shire, the Hinchinbrook Shire or the Charters Towers region. Smart Precinct NQ reserves the right of selection for grant winners. Successful grant winners will receive an email detailing the grant and requirements. If a successful applicant does not wish to accept the grant offered, Smart Precinct NQ should be advised immediately in writing. All scholarships are awarded on the basis that the successful applicants will complete the course in full within a 3 month period. Applicants who do not complete the course within this time frame may be required to refund the scholarship amount. Successful applicants will be notified 30 June, 2021. Course will commence in July 2021. 

1.    Summary of some of the key growth & key learnings we have seen participants gain from this SUOR cohort:

The Founders Course is for anyone in the early stages of building a company with global ambitions. You should do this course if you have recently launched a startup, you have an idea for a startup, you are working on a product and want to turn it into a global business, or if you’re just curious about what it would take to throw in the 9 to 5 and start a scalable business.

This course is ideal for business models based on:

•    Software / internet
•    Hardware
•    Physical product
•    Services 

2.    How does SUOR help founders going forward?

The Founders Course will teach you the core skills you need to test your startup idea quickly and cheaply - and to how to pivot if it turns out your initial idea isn’t going to succeed. Once you’ve validated your idea you will learn how to get started on execution.

The Founders Course will teach you how to be an effective and successful founder. You will learn from successful founders how to acquire customers, raise money, build the right team, avoid common execution mistakes, and get on with growing your business.

3.    What will participants learn from the Startup Onramp accelerator program?

The Founders Course will show you what makes startups succeed, and will provide you with a proven, practical framework to put your learnings into action in your own startup. 

The course is co-delivered at Smart Precinct NQ, including the access to 30 video modules, a discussion forum, activities and tasks, and a weekly support group meeting to discuss the content, your learnings and to meet different local experts for each module, including marketing, strategy, prototyping, funding, accounting and legal. The course is completed in 3 months and concludes with a graduation event where the successful participants will pitch their business in front of the audience. 



(Online Program)

Now you can go through Australia's leading pre-accelerator program from the comfort of your own home! 

14 Modules of high impact material to take your idea from concept to commercialisation.

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