Entrepreneurship at UQ

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.

Spotlight on

Engineering student Arishneel Narayan has taken out first place and $4,000 at the Ventures Validate final for his startup using automated drones to locate and collect plastic waste from our coastlines.
Dermatologist and community leader in cancer prevention, Dr Clare Mahon, has won the LeadHers Community Award. As Director of not-for-profit charity Ubuntu Through Health, Dr Mahon helped establish cervical cancer screening and provide uterine prolapse surgeries for women that the Nepalese government does not subsidise. Read the full article.


What's it really like to launch a startup at UQ?

At UQ, we’re continuously impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit and startup ideas that come out of our UQ Ventures community.

Tom Bizzell, a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) student and 2022 UQ’s Chief Student Entrepreneur tells us about his startup Wakeshare and his experiences with UQ Ventures.

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Take advantage of 3D printers, design studios and co-working spaces.
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