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San Francisco Startup Adventure students
San Francisco Startup Adventure students

Ventures reflects the entrepreneurial spirit of our community 

While you can’t predict the future, you can develop the knowledge, networks and skills to pivot between current and emerging careers and flourish wherever life takes you.

There’s support at every stage of your Ventures journey – from flexing your creative muscles and learning design thinking to launching a startup.

 Bring your ideas to life

  Build your networks

 Launch a startup


Are you ready to launch a startup? Our ilab Accelerator program runs for six-months each year and offers a $20,000 equity-free grant for each team. We welcome startups from all disciplines – from robotics to social enterprises. Applications close 3 November.
Be emersed in Silicon Valley by participating in our 2020 Startup Adventure. You'll spend four-weeks being mentored by some of San Francisco's most influential technology startups. Applications close 14 October.
With a growing number of UQ alumni undertaking highly successful ventures, the UQ Founders Pledge is an opportunity for founders to join and give back to the UQ entrepreneurial community in a meaningful way.

Design your own path

You can mix and match programs depending on your experience, or follow the path below.

Learn agile tools to identify real challenges, create purpose-driven solutions and find the right talent for your team by participating in the Idea Hub Unlimited program.
Test your idea on the market, develop a business model and get feedback from real customers through Startup Academy.
Get up to $20,000 to take your business or social enterprise to the next level with the ilab accelerator program.

Get involved

Take advantage of 3D printers, design studios and co-working spaces.
Network with like-minded people and compete for prizes
Not sure how to get involved? Our talented Ventures ambassadors can help guide you through your entrepreneurial journey

Startup stars

We've supported over 500 founders across 180 startups