About Ventures

At UQ, Ventures reflects the entrepreneurial spirit of our community, to be bold and adventurous in working together to find opportunities and solve challenges that create positive change locally and globally.

Fast facts


students participated in overseas Startup Adventures


participants in entrepreneurial activities since 2018


Investment and grants attracted by Ventures startups


students from 28 high schools have participated in Discovery activities


startup companies benefited from ilab accelerator and incubator programs


entrepreneurial coursework programs available across all faculties

Nimrod Klayman As one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions, UQ is passionate about enriching its entrepreneurial ecosystem and creating leaders of the future.

Through UQ Ventures, entrepreneurs are supported at every stage of their journey, working alongside staff and alumni, and connecting with a wide range of global experts. 

Our highly successful collaborations demonstrate that innovation is best achieved through teamwork, and that partnerships and increased stakeholder involvement can drive excellent outcomes that create change.

Together, we can find solutions to compelling technical, social, economic and environmental challenges. Nothing excites us more than seeing our ideas create impact in the world.

Nimrod Klayman
Head of Entrepreneurship
The University of Queensland

Entrepreneurship is not new to UQ. We have offered a range of programs through Idea Hub, Startup Academy, ilab, and other parts of the Unviersity.
Through a strong and unified Entrepreneurship Strategy, UQ confirms its commitment to this exciting space. Download the strategy.
We recognise the need for flexible, lifelong learning for the jobs of the future, which is why UQ offers over 100 courses relating to innovation and entrepreneurship across all disciplines.

Meet our team

Our talented Ventures team works together to provide programs, guidance, resources, and events for those exploring entrepreneurship at UQ.

With a wide range of experience and expertise, the team is motivated to help you, whether you are new to entrepreneurship or well advanced in your journey. 

Meet our team and learn more about what possibilities are available to you. 


Contact the team