The focal point of the Mackay startup scene is Startup Mackay. The majority of Mackay startup events are organised by Startup Mackay.
Startup Mackay is the region's leading tech-based entrepreneurship peer-group. Its members are entrepreneurs and like-minded individuals with a passion for technology, business, social causes and empowering people. Startup Mackay promote and run events such as Mackay Startup Weekend & Mentor Blaze, organise monthly meetups, teach startup techniques, help entrepreneurs find investment and generally foster the local startup ecosystem.