Turbo-Traction Lab Program

Turbo-Traction Lab Participant

Turbo Traction Lab 2 applications close on 19 August 2019.

Are you a budding online entrepreneur with a great idea but need help to build your business?

Turbo-Traction Lab (TTL) might be the answer! TTL is a funded program designed to help businesses gain traction for their product or service in the global market in only 80 days.

So what is this program all about?

Turbo-Traction Lab is a hands-on program designed to build a modern business in 80 days. The Australian Government, in conjunction with Capital[b] Pty Ltd and Rockhampton Regional Council, is funding this stage-specific incubator program designed to allow both full-time and part-time founders to bootstrap their business. Founders have an opportunity to gain significant traction in their global market with hands-on assistance from world class experts in residence.

Sounds exciting.Tell me more!

The Turbo-Traction Lab is not a standard presentation style program. Rather, it is a hands-on workshop style program delivered with a ‘lab’ mindset. Participants in intimate groups of 25 to 45 startups will be lead by Daniel Johnson, founder of Shakespot, and given practical guidance and assistance from a number of world class subject experts, including:

  • Phil Martin | Director, Bitplex; Founder, Gameplan
  • Chris Lorang | CEO, Moonsure
  • Tamara Loehr | Director, Mitara Empresa Pty Ltd
  • Chris Harris | Principal, CT Harris Chartered Accountants
  • Shaun Restorick-Barton | Associate, Law Squared
  • Dean Dobson | Founder, Sensavation; Co-Founder, Buildvation
  • Elize Hattin | Founder & Super Coach

How much time will I need to invest?

Full-time startups will complete the 10 module program (LAB) over a 4 month period, whilst part-timers will undertake the program over an 18 month period. Each module is an immersive, whole day business building workshop in which experts contribute to the founders’ startup strategy and offer support with execution. 

It is expected that upon the successful completion of this incubator program, startups will have significant market traction and be generating enough revenue to fuel the ongoing growth of their business.

As a fitting conclusion to the program, a selection of participants from the program will have the opportunity to travel to the USA for a week to experience the global marketplace, as well as meet startups and potential customers.

Applications & Enquiries

Apply now

For further information please contact SmartHub Rockhampton via email at smarthub@rrc.qld.gov.au or phone 4936 8444.

Assessment Process

Your application will be assessed by a panel and shortlisted based on your responses to the selection criteria outlined in the Turbo-Traction Lab Application Form and the supporting documents provided.

Program Dates

  1. LAB 1 – 29 April 2019 to 16 August 2019
  2. LAB 2 – 26 August 2019 to 13 December 2019
  3. LAB 3 – 10 February 2020 to 29 May 2020