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iActivate Cohort Pitch Night

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.

If you’ve got an idea that benefits people or the planet that you’d like to turn into a reality, apply now for the next iActivate program cohort at .



Compiled by the BDmag editorial team


Compiled by the BDmag editorial team