Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards shortlist 2023

14 August 2023

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards showcase and celebrate the breadth of entrepreneurship at UQ and across the community.

From celebrating student entrepreneur successes and mentoring champions to established startups and social enterprises offering solutions to local and global challenges – the Awards recognise the outstanding, talented innovators in the Queensland ecosystem.

The Award winners of each category will receive $1,000 in prize money thanks to the support of UniQuest – UQ’s commercialisation company.

Congratulations to all the candidates who were nominated this year! Ventures received a strong pool of high calibre candidates and are excited to announce the finalists for each category.

Startup of the Year
  • ExtrasJar
  • Analog Quantum Circuits (AQC)
  • GreaseBoss
  • GradeGuru
  • Fleetyr
  • Space Platform
  • I am grounded
  • Red-Point

Student Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Tim Dakhal
  • Anish Lal
  • Duke (Jiawei) Wang
Mentor of the Year
  • Andy Galloway
  • Pauline Fetaui
  • Leanne Butterworth
  • Brett Geoghegan
  • Peter Laurie
Social Enterprise of the Year
  • Tomorrow AI
  • Brisbane Tool Library
  • Tirtyl
  • Australian Spatial Analytics (ASA)

Best of luck to all the shortlisted candidates! The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony hosted in late August 2023.

This is the second year Ventures are hosting the UQ Entrepreneurship and Innovations Awards, read about the 2022 winners.