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LaunchPad Finalists

Two enterprising locals will be flying the flag for Newman in the Launchpad showcase at the end of October. Both the Newman Launchpad participants, Katie Chinnock and Russell Chappelow, were selected as Pilbara finalists and will pitch their innovative ideas to the judges at the showcase in Port Hedland.

The winner will be given a mentorship and funding to help them progress their business ideas.

The Launchpad program was started this year to foster innovation and help businesses improve skills to take advantage of new market opportunities and expand.

Russell was named Innovator of the Year at the Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Business Excellence awards this year while Katie was named Home-based Business of the Year.

We wish them well for the final showcase and their future business endeavours!