Local social entrepreneurs have pitched their idea at the completion of Smart Precinct NQ’s iActivate program, ran in partnership with CQU. Participants included:
- Keesha Booth, Sexually Healthy Cities
Combating abusive and coercive relationships and domestic violence, in a university landscape.
- Laura Carcary, My Money Means
Empowering young people and marginalised adults with financial literacy, for a confident and fulfilling life.
- Megan Colwell, The Training Academy
Support student massage therapists via a finishing academy, to ensure quality and successful providers can develop to meet local skills shortage.
- Kristina Ihme, Happy Vibes Cafe
Providing inclusive employment for people with intellectual impairment and/ or developmental disabilities.
- Kate Osborne, Life Out Loud – NQ
Providing a platform for North Queenslanders to craft and tell real-life stories to live audiences, promoting connection, courage and kindness in the community.
- Anna Walsh, Pleasure Able
Designing and locally manufacturing accessible sex toys for people with disabilities, to promote better physical and mental health.
- Loretta Woodford, Parentmedic NQ
Providing free and discounted baby first aid sessions to disadvantaged communities, as part of a wider first aid training business.