Getting a startup community off the ground where one doesn't exist is extremely challenging and takes a lot of dedication and hard work, and is usually led initially by a single community champion. In Toowoomba's case this community hero is Dave Masefield who was pivotal in establishing the Toowoomba Startup Group with Leanne Griffin which gave birth to today's thriving Toowoomba startup sector. Read a great article on the evolution of Toowoomba's exemplary startup ecosystem here.
Some of Toowoomba startups worth keeping an eye include: Airborn Insight (Drone Solutions), One Table (Communal Dining), Our Village (Family Management App), My Local Feast (Farmers market) Audacious Digital (Digital Creative)
The focal point of the Toowoomba startup scene is Startup Toowoomba which operates from its community driven coworking space, Canvas Coworking. Canvas Coworking is headed up by cofounder and community manager Joy Taylor. The majority of Toowoomba startup events are organised by Startup Toowoomba and Canvas Coworking.