Helping high schools create entrepreneurial thinkers

About Discovery

Hands-on, engaging and research-based entrepreneurship programs for high schools.

Innovation, agility and problem-solving skills have never been more relevant. In our Ventures Discovery programs, we strive to foster the mindset needed to adapt to change, be resilient and thrive instead of simply bearing the storm.

We want to prepare our students for a world that is changing fast and to take on problems that keep coming strong. Both experience and research have shown us that an entrepreneurial mindset is an incredible vehicle to grow and practice these skills.

That is what we do best, we teach entrepreneurship to give every high school student the tools required to face uncertain futures.

Why The University of Queensland?

Our research-based programs have been developed following the QCAA and ACARA curriculum and the latest research in entrepreneurship tools and education.

At Ventures Discovery we walk the walk and bring to schools the many lessons we have learnt from building and running a successful university-wide entrepreneurial ecosystem.

When you work with us, you are not only engaging with our facilitators, you will be engaging with the broader UQ community. You will be accessing the many years of accumulated experience, research, and young entrepreneurs that are passionate about solving problems and creating change. You will be able to access mentors, speakers, and judges that will share their stories and are ready to inspire and be strong role models for your students.

Our programs

We bring entrepreneurial skills to schools through our masterclasses and workshops. These programs have been designed to be fun, hands-on and interactive. While our professional development and consultations help facilitate learning and engagement for teachers.

One-off in-classroom entrepreneurship lessons
Give your students a full end-to-end entrepreneurial experience with a series of workshops
Get your students inspired with our unique UQ guest speaker sessions

Fast facts


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International network

The Discovery Japan Incubator is delivered over two consecutive weeks with live virtual sessions. This program is most suited for students in Japan from grade 11 and 12.


For more information about the Ventures Discovery, contact

Tomas Piccinini, Ventures Program Officer,

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