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Event Series Event Series: NQ Regional Roadshow

Networking with the Chief Entrepreneur

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Chief is coming to Townsville!

Join Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur as we continue our 2024 Regional Roadshow, this time in Townsville. Travelling with us will be key stakeholders from Trade and Investment Queensland, Life Sciences Queensland, NBN Co., the Department of Environment, Science and Innovation and others.

Join us for an evening of networking with other business leaders where there will be opportunities to connect, share ideas and learnings and collaborate.


About the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, Julia Spicer
Julia Spicer OAM is a vibrant rural entrepreneur and a catalyst for change. Founder of three regional businesses based in Goondiwindi, Qld – Engage & Create Consulting, The Goondiwindi Business Hub and the recently sold House4390.

Julia has grown the activity and impact of innovation into the farming and business communities across the state. Julia has a particular gift for engaging woman and indigenous businesses in her work. Julia assists entrepreneurs and business owners with the work of business plan writing, designing value propositions and attracting grant and investment funds.

Julia’s mission is to contribute to the vibrancy and viability of rural and regional Australia by helping businesses grow. Through strategic planning, coaching and online courses; Julia does just that.

About Smart Precinct NQ
Smart Precinct NQ is the home of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in North QLD, supporting people with ideas to start and grow.
The Innovation Ecosystem in North Queensland has shown considerable growth in the period 2019-2024. Smart Precinct NQ connects and empowers stakeholders to catalyse innovation and grow industry innovation, and economic outcomes for Townsville and Queensland. Smart Precinct NQ provides a central point of incubation and acceleration for idea generation, collaboration, problem-solving, commercialisation pathways and investment readiness. We connect and collaborate with entrepreneurs, SME’s, industry, government, researchers, investors and the wider community.

This event is proudly supported by the Office of Chief Entrepreneur, Queensland Government and Smart Precinct NQ.


The Metropole Hotel
81 Palmer Street
South Townsville, QLD Australia
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