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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

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Gain the skills and knowledge needed to think and act like an entrepreneur. Over the six-week program, you will have the opportunity to form and test your early-stage ideas. Applications close Friday 6 September.
This six-week program allows UQ students to come together and create projects that will positively impact communities around the world. Applications close Friday 30 August.
During this four-week international internship specialising in innovation, you will learn first-hand the process of founding, investing and growing a startup in the global startup ecosystem. Applications close 15 September.
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
Be prepared for the future of work and build a strong network.

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We've supported over 500 founders across 180 startups

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Not sure how to get involved? Our talented Ventures ambassadors can help guide you through your entrepreneurial journey