FROM THE COUNTRY TO THE CITY: Little Tokyo Two community manager Amy Chow.
FROM THE COUNTRY TO THE CITY: Little Tokyo Two community manager Amy Chow. David Nielsen

Darling Downs and Maranoa businesses are heading to Brisbane

ENTREPRENEURS, small business owners and innovators are heading east from June 18-20 as part of an Innovation Tour coordinated by Food Leaders Australia and supported by the Advance Queensland Advancing Regional Innovation Program.

Amy Chow, Little Tokyo Two operations and community manager, says she is looking forward to hosting the delegation.

"We will be introducing the regional business delegation to our innovation community and showcasing how we can support and grow small businesses.”

This will be the beginning of Little Tokyo Two working with Food Leaders Australia and businesses across the Darling Downs and Maranoa, as part of a three-year Advancing Regional Innovation Program.

Julia Telford, regional innovation coordinator echoes Amy's sentiment.

"We have innovative businesses working in isolation across the region at the moment, and they are missing out on the benefits of networking with others, and might not be accessing the fantastic support that the Advance Queensland team has to offer through this program,” she said

The program is packed with relevant workshops on investment, the future of work, and the ups and downs of a start-up business.

The delegates will be moving around Brisbane, from the headquarters of Little Tokyo Two at The Capital in Brisbane CBD, to Fortitude Valley for a tour of Arc Coworking and the River City Labs.

They will also have an opportunity to engage with the Office of Small Business and the Queensland Small Business Champion.