Change your mindset. Build your future.

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.

Upcoming opportunities

Use your entrepreneurial skills to accelerate Australia’s renewable energy transition! Ventures have partnered with the UQ Dow Centre to focus on how Australian businesses and industries can be more sustainable and resilient. Get your team together and develop a real-world solution to compete for multiple prizes worth $20,000 with the Ventures Industry Challenge. Register your interest and join our information session from 10-11.30am Thursday 5 August.
Ventures Semester 2 programs are now open!
We currently have four programs open to suit your skill level and interests: Ventures Curiosity, LeadHers, Social Impact and Validate. All programs are open to UQ students, staff and alumni across all disciplines and study levels. Applications will close from Wednesday 28 July.
Join the four-day Quantum Hackathon (24-27 August) and discover how quantum technologies can help solve complex challenges and supercharge your industry.
We’re looking for participants from engineering, medicine and business to science, health and agriculture to bring your unique industry problems and join teams to discover applications and solutions using quantum technologies. Open to all students and staff.
Which are the next walls to fall? Calling all postdocs, students, innovators and entrepreneurs to represent Queensland at the 2021 Falling Walls conference in Berlin.This is your opportunity to promote your exceptional ideas and connect with promising scientists and entrepreneurs from all fields on a global level. Find out more and submit your application by Friday 30 July
The University of Queensland is hosting Ventures Uncut: Lessons from failure. Our guest speakers will share their stories of failure including the lessons they learnt and how their failures ultimately led to success. Join us for an evening of uncensored discussions, catering and networking. Join us at Newstead Brewing Co - Milton, Thursday 29 July from 6pm. Register today.
Are you always thinking of the next big idea? Come up with a tech idea in law and you could win a share of $10,000 with the #TransformLaw KWM Prize competition. All undergrads are eligible to enter this year's competition. Register today, kick-off Semester 2, 2021.
Meet like-minded students, find your team and hear from inspirational speakers with our Ventures Connect community events. This is your chance to come together with Ventures staff, student innovators and industry experts. Register to join our next Ventures Connect: Consults and Founders Talks.

Co-working Spaces

Ventures have two dedicated 24/7 co-working spaces on St Lucia campus where students can collaborate with fellow innovators.

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Get involved

Take advantage of 3D printers, design studios and co-working spaces.
Network with like-minded people and compete for prizes
Learn how you can connect with the entrepreneurship community at UQ.

Design your own path

You can mix and match programs depending on your experience. There’s support at every stage of your Ventures journey – from flexing your creative muscles to launching a startup.

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to think and act like an entrepreneur.
Put your knowledge into practice by solving real industry problems.
Our programs can take you overseas, or help you launch your own startup.

Startup stars

We've supported over 500 founders across 180 startups