Women in Rural, Remote, Regional Enterprises (WiRE)
Women in Rural, Remote, Regional Enterprises (WiRE) helps rural, regional and remote women entrepreneurs create the ventures/business/initiatives of their dreams.
USQ has partnered with Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women's Network (QRRRWN), Startup Toowoomba and Fire Station 101 to conduct an integrated entrepreneurship capacity building program during 2017 and 2018.
Enactus is a community of students, academic and business leaders committed to using entrepreneurial action to shape a better, more sustainable world.
Under the guidance and oversite of Professor Marie Kavanagh, USQ teams have historically performed very well in the Enactus National Competition, with USQ students taking out the ‘Best New Team’ award in 2017.
ON Prime is a part-time pre-accelerator that brings together Australia’s brightest researchers with leading entrepreneurs, business and commercialisation specialists and inspiring mentors.
In 2017 USQ's Professor Retha Wiesner attracted acclaim from the CSIRO, named the Toowoomba winner of the ON Prime Facilitator’s Award for her entrepreneurship capacity building sessions delivered as part of the WiRE program.