Redland and Logan entrepreneurs will show off their wares and get to pitch to global investors at a three-day technology and startup festival starting at the end of the month.
The Myriad Festival is a Queensland government innovation and investment summit.
A total of 10 innovators from the Redland and Logan region will be among a 127-strong delegation from across Queensland to be at the Brisbane Powerhouse from March 29 to 31.
Capalaba MP Don Brown said Redlands delegates would include Freelance Robotics William Pagnon, Anne
Livingstone from Global Community Resourcing’s and Get Fresh Group’s Mark Jones.
“Supporting businesses like Freelance Robotics from my electorate … will allow local businesses to build invaluable contacts with other entrepreneurs and with national and global investors,’’ he said.
Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch said regional entrepreneurs had some remarkable products and services for industries including tourism, marketing, renewable energy and health food manufacturing.
“They have been identified for their high growth potential and for the employment opportunities they offer to Queenslanders,’’ she said.
“Attending Myriad will allow them to participate in a regional innovation showcase and open the door to unprecedented access to global investors.
“In many cases, these business people have shown that regional innovators can develop ground- breaking products with unique selling points and game-changing business services.”
Ms Enoch said the Advance Queensland initiative was part of the government’s plan to diversify regional economies and help them transition to a post-mining boom economy.
The government supported 50 regional entrepreneurs to attend last year’s Advance Queensland innovation and investment summit and had almost triple the number for this event.
Regional delegates will be supported with event tickets, travel subsidies and a professional display booth at Myriad to showcase their business ideas to local and international world-industry leaders.