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Mentoring for growth in regional areas : a case study of the Rockhampton VCCU

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Jessie KennedyJessie Kennedy, Philip BrethertonPhilip Bretherton, Paul HylandPaul Hyland, R Beckett
In the late 1990s, the Queensland Government believed that existing market mechanisms were failing to fund and support many SME's and ideas that would grow business and the Queensland economy, which meant that Queensland entrepreneurs were not achieving their full potential. To overcome this market failure it was recognised that a central government agency was needed with a process enabling start-up business to access the range of skills, resources and networks required to grow from an idea to a fully operational business. The Queensland Department of State Development and Innovation (DSDI) established a Venture Capital Unit (VCU), now the Venture Capital and Commercialisation Unit (VCCU), dedicated to helping more start-ups get off the ground and survive their first tenuous years of business.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

1

End Page

22

Number of Pages

22

Start Date

01/01/2005

Location

Newcastle, Australia

Publisher

University of Newcastle

Place of Publication

Newcastle

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Business and Informatics; University of Wollongong;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

COMMunity Engagement in ENTrepreneurial Sconomic Activity Research Symposium.

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