The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to exploring innovative ways to support business growth and the economy.

I am excited to announce that BSchool, after consultation with the Office of the Coordinator-General, will be expanding the national event Idea Nation and bringing it to Tasmania as Idea Island, to be held in Launceston in 2017.

This is a fantastic event for Tasmania that will showcase the State’s entrepreneurial business potential.
BSchool is a specialist business school whose vision is to kickstart the creative economy, and it supports emerging entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses by connecting them to BSchool’s mentors – Australia’s top entrepreneurs and leaders.

Idea Island will be a national search to find Australia’s next big idea, and being held in Launceston will allow opportunities for emerging start-ups and small businesses to develop and grow here.

The following message from the Premier was played on the screens at the MCG to the 400 assembled guests to launch Idea Island 2017:

Those wishing to register their interest to be part of Idea Island 2017 can do so at

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