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  • 08 Apr 2019

This month we focus on the Sunshine Coast International submarine cable and what it means for businesses. With the cable landing station construction underway and the cable installation set to be complete in early 2020, this project is a game changer for the Sunshine Coast and puts the region on the business map of the world. To find out more watch this month's video created as part of the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance ‘Powering Business to the World’ breakfast held during March.


Our thanks to the Chamber Alliance for putting on an information breakfast and networking session. And for businesses looking for networking opportunities, educational programs and the latest sporting events in the region, take a look at the events table below. There is so much happening for the business community, don't miss your chance to get involved.  

New Sunshine Coast Invest App now available

Sunshine Coast Council has launched a newly updated Invest Sunshine Coast app! Whether you're looking at expanding or relocating, this app will help you discover what makes the Sunshine Coast the smart place for business. To find out more visit Invest Sunshine Coast.

Business Mentoring Program now available

Are you looking for a business mentor? Look no further the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance is your answer. The Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance Business Mentoring Program was modelled from successful programs from around Australia and New Zealand. It is always helpful to have someone to brainstorm a situation with, to help you discover what is needed to overcome barriers, improve and grow your business. To find out more, visit  

NRL corporate hospitality packages - 13 April 2019

VIP Hospitality opportunities for businesses are available at the South Sydney Rabbitohs v NZ Warriors NRL game at the Sunshine Coast Stadium on Saturday, 13 April.  This exclusive ticket includes a three hour food and beverage package, entertainment including a Q & A with Rabbitohs legend Roy Asotasi, along with a premium reserved ticket seating, a shuttle bus to the stadium from venue 114. Pricing is $355pp plus GST. To book this exclusive opportunity please contact South Sydney Rabbitohs on (02) 8306 9997 or email

Sunshine Coast Lightning VIP 

The Sunshine Coast Lightning have opportunities to entertain clients in their brand new VIP hospitality Lounge or to connect your business to a Lightning player with a Link With Lightning partnership. To find our more see the flyer or please contact Luke Boncompagni on

Techstars startup weekend Sunshine Coast. 26 - 28 April 2019

Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast (SWSC) is a 54-hour whirlwind event where you get to be part of building a business in a weekend, Silicon Valley style. It’s about pitching, business model creation, coding, designing and market validation all in a friendly and supportive team environment. Now in its sixth year, SWSC follows the same basic model as other Startup Weekend events: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and teams organically form around the top ideas. All ideas, applications and platforms are welcome – remember that the sky is the limit! Don't miss out on this opportunity, Register today!

Local Sunshine Coast business - Helimods

Founded by the fourth generation Sunshine Coast local Will Shrapnel, Helimods is an award-winning Caloundra business which provides aircraft operators with specialist engineering services to deliver customised and fully integrated helicopter solutions. Watch on and be amazed at the incredible work being done right out of the Caloundra Aerodrome through local aerospace giant - Helimods. Our thanks to Caloundra Chamber for sharing this video.

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