About Ventures

To venture is to step fearlessly into the unknown

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.

Entrepreneurial thinking is a universal mindset that applies across every discipline, industry, and stage of discovery – from a student thinking differently to solve a problem, to a researcher partnering with a business to take a discovery to market.

Download our Entrepreneurship Strategy 2018-2022

Video: Watch Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation students explain what entrepreneurship means to them.

The Venture Family

UQ offers students, staff and alumni access to a suite of programs to build their skills in a hands-on environment through UQ Idea Hub, Startup Academy and ilab.

Be inspired, build skills, test ideas
Validate the market and build a business model.
Germinate Accelerator and Incubator

Fast facts



60+

students participated in Idea Hub overseas startup adventures


900+

participants annually in Idea Hub programs


$57m

Investment and grants attracted by ilab startups


15

high schools participated in Idea Hub Discovery workshops in 2018


185+

startup companies benefited from ilab accelerator and incubator programs


100+

entrepreneurial coursework programs available across all faculties

Vice-Chancellor and President UQ When we seek to create positive change, we venture forth. 
When we tackle global challenges, we venture further.

By supporting entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey, UQ will not only engage the existing student body, but will also attract future students, create game-changing graduates, connect with alumni, and draw in new partners. We call this effort UQ Ventures. 

Every student at UQ will have the opportunity to experience entrepreneurial learning. Building on our excellence in teaching and research, we will embed entrepreneurial learning across all disciplines, and continue to deepen engagement with local and global partners.

Professor Peter Høj AC
Vice-Chancellor and President
The University of Queensland