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Kickstarting Healthy Little Eaters for Global Success

Healthy Little Eaters children’s game founder, Kate Pearce, is one of nine Queensland women selected for a Toowoomba based incubator program aimed at developing aspiring businesses to run an international operation from regional Australia.  Kate is a registered nurse, nutrition and mindset coach, and was inspired to create the game to teach her children about the importance of healthy […]

Skopit Clamps a place in the Queensland Mining Awards

An innovation by Townsville fabrication company Skopit Mining Services has been named a finalist in the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards, which celebrates the spirit of innovation, excellence and collaboration. Owner of Skopit Mining Services, John Bowey, designed the Structural Steel Clamping System which is being recognised for its utility in plant sites and workshops, and […]

Software that fits has global appeal

From a small shared office space to a large building in the heart of Townsville, Aptissio’s founding Director and CEO, Dr Paul Chandler has created ‘software that fits’ for the customer, and is ready to capitalise on the international market. Aptissio came off the back of Dr Chandler’s 20-year career in maintaining and integrating software […]

JCU’s Aquaculture Project Makes A Splash

Townsville’s James Cook University is the epicentre of burgeoning aquaculture research to develop innovative solutions and potential projects that are expected to make the industry boom. The Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) is establishing Townsville as a hub of innovation, worldwide research, and growth, with aquaculture production in the Northern Australia expected […]

When COVID-19 brought the world to a standstill, IT support company ADITS’ marketing calendar was wiped, with training events and other campaigns cancelled. Marketing Manager, Shannon Willcox had been listening to podcasts to gain insight into how other businesses were approaching the pandemic, when she had her lightbulb moment and realised they could create their […]

The Woman at the Helm of the Startup State: Leanne Kemp

Queenslands own internationally renowned digital pioneer, Leanne Kemp, is proving the sentiment ‘the future is female’ as the state’s newest – and first female – Chief Entrepreneur. Leanne Kemp has taken over the reigns as Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur from investor, entrepreneur and television ‘shark’, Steve Baxter, who praised Leanne’s achievements saying they have “put her at the cutting […]

Cultural Trailblazer

A difficult childhood can make or break a person. In the case of Alana Kennedy, CEO of Ochre Bloke, it has made her a resilient entrepreneur, and an inspiration to Indigenous people everywhere in realizing that the challenges were in fact “moments of impact”. Growing up in a remote location overcoming challenges like identity disconnection, […]

JCU 2018 Technology Design Sprint

In october 2018, James Cook University held its third annual technology design sprint, with 350 Townsville students and 30 industry partners from across Australia participating in the leading edge, academic event. Based on a Google model and initiated by JCU’s Associate Professor and Head of Information Technology, Trina Myers in 2015; the Australian first, curriculum-based […]

The Final Frontier

RECTIFYING AGE-OLD SOCIAL INJUSTICES AND INSTALLING BALANCE INTO OUR MORE SLANTED SECTORS OF SOCIETY HAS NEVER BEEN AN EASY PROCESS. BUT FOR THOSE WHO’VE OVERCOME THE OBSTACLES TO ACHIEVE THEIR AMBITIONS, IT MAKES THEIR SUCCESS JUST THAT LITTLE BIT SWEETER. It’s been a labour of love, learning and empowerment for Sergeant Kylie Walters, who has […]