The WiRE Regional Innovation Pop-up Series
- 16 locations throughout Queensland -


The Regional Innovation Pop-up Series has concluded and outcomes of this series will be communicated to WiRE Program participants in the near future


Join us for the WiRE (women in rural, regional and remote enterprises) Regional Innovation Pop-up Series throughout Queensland!

Become part of a community of women who are passionate about being entrepreneurial in rural, regional and remote settings!

Your dream business or community venture starts with you! Find out what are 5 key factors for success.

Help plan a support hub for Women in Rural, Regional and Remote Enterprises – what would work for you? Learn more about this awesome collaborative initiative created and delivered by The University of Southern Queensland (USQ), the Department of Industry Innovation and Science – Austrade, the Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Womens Network (QRRRWN), Start-up Toowoomba and Fire Station 101 (the Ipswich innovation hub). 

Our goal is to help rural, regional and remote (RRR) women entrepreneurs create the ventures/businesses/initiatives of their dreams around the lives they crave to live. 

What to bring: Your enthusiasm for entrepreneurial behaviour and your great ideas to develop a great support hub for WiRE!

About the facilitator: Retha Wiesner

  • Professor in Management and Entrepreneurial Behaviour
  • Program Director WiRE Program
  • Passion for self-empowering women through entrepreneurial behaviour and innovation. 
  • Led research and capacity building programs with a focus on small business of more than $5m
  • Co-author of 9 management and organisational behaviour books


The details for each location are below.

Where: Level 2, S-Block, University of Southern Queensland.
Date: Friday, 3 March 2017
Time: 9.30 am - 1.00 pm  

Destiny Café
Date: Monday, 6 March 2017
Time: 9.30 am - 1.00 pm

Where: The Space, TAFE, U-Block - Eureka Street, Manunda
Date: Monday, 6 March 2017
Time: 5.30pm - 8.30 pm

Where: Split Spaces Level 2, Building 4, CQU, 92 -94 Sydney Street,  See map at:
Date: Monday, 13 March 2017
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm

Fire Station 101, 101 Limestone Street
Date: 15 March 2017
Time: 9.30am - 1.00 pm

Where: The Royal on 99, 99 McDowall St.
Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017
Time:  9.30am - 1.00pm

Where: RSL Club, Cnr Watson & River Streets
Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm

 BMO Business Centre, 178 Drayton St Access Via Hogan Str.
Date: Friday, 24 March 2017
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm

Where: Wally McKenzie House, Wally McKenzie House is located at the Showgrounds
Date:  Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm

Where: The ROXY, RAPAD Skilling,
Swan, Street Campus, 25-27 Swan Street
Date: Friday, 31 March 2017
Time: 5.00pm - 7.30pm

Where: The Town House Restaurant,  
110 Marshall Street.
Date: Monday, 3 April 2017
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm

Rockhampton (UNFORTUNATELY CANCELLED OWING TO ADVERSE WEATHER IMPACTS)  Please register for the virtual pop-up on Saturday, 8 April, 10.00 - 12.00 to ensure we can still engage with you during the current co-creation phase of the WiRE Program.

Where: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Taabinga Conference FacilityTaabinga Room - DAF Research Station, 214 Kingaroy-Cooyar Road, Kingaroy
Date: Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm

Biloela  (UNFORTUNATELY CANCELLED OWING TO ADVERSE WEATHER IMPACTS) Please register for the virtual pop-up on Saturday, 8 April, 10.00 - 12.00 to ensure we can still engage with you during the current co-creation phase of the WiRE Program.

Charters Towers
Where: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, 1-5 Prior Street
Date: Thursday, 6 April 2017
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm

Where: Quest Gladstone,Address: 39-43 Bramston Street, Gladstone
Date:  Thursday, 6 April 2017
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm

Virtual Innovation Pop-up
Saturday, 8 April 2017
Time: 9.45am - 12.00pm (10.00am start)
Registration for this event is now closed. Please subscribe to the program to receive updates on upcoming events. 




Please email should you have any queries


Please provide your registration details below and select the location you would like to attend in the drop down box. You will receive an email after you have registered asking you to confirm your email address. Once you have confirmed your email address by clicking on the link in the email sent to you, you will be formally registered.

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The WiRE program is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.