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 this episode of Project Leap, NSW Woman of the Year, International Marketing and Brand Expert, one of the founders of Animals on Bikes, Opera in the Woolshed, the $1 farm house and Cumnock resident... Christine shares her story of her journey of building brand recognition and galvanising her community for future opportunity and growth.

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As doers, taking the leap in the first place is scary. We all know that. But scaling up? Taking the risk to compete on a global scale? That is a different story.. Jason Toevs spoke with Meredith and Tara in Episode Four of Project Leap; imparting some of his vast knowledge around scaling up and backing yourself in a global setting. Jason has Australia in his blood, lives and works in the US, and has made scaling up in a global marketplace into an art form. Whatever your business, staying blinkered with a local mindset could be cruelling your business' potential. Listen to Jason for some great insight in thinking big. 

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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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