The WiRE Start-up, Scale-up and Going Global Project: final report

Wiesner, Retha ORCID: (2019) The WiRE Start-up, Scale-up and Going Global Project: final report. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]


Stimulation of self-employment and employability are central to the WiRE Program. The WiRE Program builds RRR women’s personal, entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial capacity, become part of a strong entrepreneurial community and support them regardless their location in RRR Queensland. The program enhances their confidence, creates an entrepreneurship mindset, develop entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial behaviour, opportunities to enhance their financial position and a rural entrepreneurship eco-system. Participants also give back through mentoring others in their communities.
This flexible innovative program encompassed blended learning and a flipped-classroom approach where participants engaged with university, industry and community specialists. Participants engaged in numerous program components, with various levels of interaction with peers, mentors and facilitators. One component, the WiRE Hub Program, takes participants through a Hubs Program (a 90-day challenge of actual venture/project development and growth). Our approach is to continuously build, measure and learn.
This report reflects the activities, outcomes and evaluation of the WiRE Program between 15 October 2018 and 31 May 2019

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Additional Information: The WiRE Start-up, Scale-up and Ging Global Project was delivered as part of the USQ WiRE Program that helps women in rural, regional and remote enterprises to start and grow their business. Submitted to the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Rural Economies Centre of Excellence (1 Aug 2018 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise (1 Jul 2013 - 17 Jan 2021)
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2020 00:16
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2021 03:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: women entrepreneurs, rural women, regional women, rural business women, entrepreneurship capacity building
Fields of Research (2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150304 Entrepreneurship
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150314 Small Business Management
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3599 Other commerce, management, tourism and services > 359999 Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
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