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

Applications to the Ventures Curiosity PhD program are now open. This six-week program is designed to inspire and support UQ PhD candidates and early career researchers interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. These skills go beyond business - whether you want to innovate in your field or look at your PhD beyond academia! Applications close Wednesday 16 June at 12pm.
Ticket sales are now live for the UQIES & UQBA - Innovation Challenge. This year’s theme is 'Proactive vs. Reactive Action.' 100+ students with the support of alumni and interested members of the entrepreneurial and business communities will spend 4 days formulating, refining, and pitching a new business idea. Early bird tickets are on sale now.
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

Co-working Spaces

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

Take a virtual tour

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