Project Leap

Project Leap is a podcast for Doers - Regional Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Join Regional Doers Tara Jacobsen - Neven and Meredith Papas digging up stories on innovation and growth in the sticks. These tales about rural, regional and remote innovators and entrepreneurs will inspire you, teach you and open your mind to opportunities and possibilities. This podcast is to share with the world some of the incredible talent that exists in the regional areas. It brings to light some of the challenges that exist for communities and business in these regions, and celebrates how these doers are solving problems and making things happen.

In Project Leap's second episode, Tara and Meredith talk to the charming Matt Golinski. Whilst many people think they know Matts story over the years,  we wanted to share why we believe Matt is a "Doer" for regional Australia.   Over the last 3 years Matt has been working in rural and regional towns supporting to create growth opportunities in these economies by delivering events to boost the food ecosystems in these regions. 

Goondiwindi, Blackall, Biloela, Mackay, The Sunshine Coast, Roma ... you name it! Matt has been there, worked with local producers and youth and cooked. He is the Gympie Food Ambassador and has a standing invitation to headline major food events throughout the country,

It's not all rosy though - as anyone in the thick of regional, rural or remote primary industry would be quick to attest. "Even with the diversity, and the good business models, it is still a tough business to be in.

Listen to Project Leaps Ep 2 to learn more about Matt's journey  and the incredible work he is doing in regional Australia. 

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In Project Leap's break out episode, Queensland-based innovator Deb Rae shares her personal and entrepreneureal journey, and in chatting with Tara and Meredith, she explores how defining moments in those two worlds have shaped who she is today and how she came to commit to a positive and constructive mindset. 

Based in Mackay, Deb's business and philanthropic achievements are underpinned by her incredible qualifications. But, here, it's her honesty and raw, no-nonsense truths which will resonate with listeners and have yousaving this episode to your 'favouites' list.

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