Ventures Connect

Meet like-minded students, find your team and hear from inspirational speakers with our Ventures Connect community events.

This is your chance to come together with Ventures staff, student innovators and industry experts.

Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

Hear from inspirational founders from the greater UQ community as they share their unique entrepreneurship stories, key learnings and advice.
The series runs for six-weeks at a time aligning with our Ventures Curiosity programs. All UQ students, staff and alumni are welcome to join these events via Zoom, you are not required to be part of the current Ventures Curiosity cohort. 

Headshot of Vanessa Murillo in front of brick wall

Founders Talks: Vanessa Murillo

7 October 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Hear from inspirational founders from the greater UQ community as they share their unique entrepreneurship stories, key learnings and advice. For the next Founders Talk, we'll be joined by Vanessa Murillo, Co-founder of I Am Grounded.
Daniel Flynn Founder of Thankyou sitting at table

Founders Talks: Daniel Flynn

20 October 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Hear from inspirational founders from the greater UQ community as they share their unique entrepreneurship stories, key learnings and advice. For the next Founders Talk, we'll be joined by Daniel Flynn founder of Thankyou.
Headshot of Mathew Townsend Founder of Nature Freedom

Founders Talks: Mathew Townsend

22 September 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Hear from inspirational founders from the greater UQ community as they share their unique entrepreneurship stories, key learnings and advice. For this week's Founders Talk, we'll be joined by Mathew Townsend, Founder of Nature Freedom. 
Sonja Bernhardt

Founders Talks: Sonja Bernhardt OAM

9 September 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Hear from inspirational founders from the greater UQ community as they share their unique entrepreneurship stories, key learnings and advice. For this week's Founders Talk, we'll be joined by Sonja Bernhardt OAM, Founder of Women in Technology, and Founder and CEO of Thoughtware. 
Panel of speakers and audience in foreground

Fireside Chat with Y Combinator alumni

1 September 2021 8:00am9:30am
Join our next Ventures Connect event featuring an online panel of UQ alumni who will share their unique startup journeys going through the Y Combinator program - the competitive Silicon Valley startup launcher based in the US considered the #1 accelerator program in the world.
Rudy Crous

Founders Talks: Rudy Crous

21 July 2021 12:00pm
Hear from inspirational founders from the greater UQ community as they share their unique entrepreneurship stories, key learnings and advice. For this week's Founders Talk, we'll be joined by UQ Alumnus Rudy Crous, Corporate Psychologist and Co-Founder of Compono.
Dr Christine Williams

Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

14 July 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Join our Founders Talks every Wednesday of the week from 12.00-1.00pm
Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

7 July 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Join our Founders Talks every Wednesday of the week from 12.00-1.00pm
Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

30 June 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Join our Founders Talks every Wednesday of the week from 12.00-1.00pm
Ventures Connect: Consults

Ventures Connect: Consults

26 May 2021 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?
Ventures Connect: Consults

Ventures Connect: Consults

12 May 2021 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?
Ventures Connect: Consults

Ventures Connect: Consults

28 April 2021 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?
Warrick Cramer

Ventures Connect: Founders Talks Special Event

22 April 2021 3:00pm4:30pm
Join our Founders Talks special event from 3.00-4.30pm
Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

21 April 2021 2:00pm3:00pm
Join our Founders Talks every Wednesday of the week from 4.00-5.00pm
Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

14 April 2021 4:00pm5:00pm
Join our Founders Talks every Wednesday of the week from 4.00-5.00pm
Ventures Connect: Consults

Ventures Connect: Consults

14 April 2021 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?
Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

31 March 2021 4:00pm5:00pm
Join our Founders Talks every Wednesday of the week from 4.00-5.00pm
Ventures Connect: Consults

Ventures Connect: Consults

31 March 2021 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?
Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

24 March 2021 4:00pm5:00pm
Join our Founders Talks every Wednesday of the week from 4.00-5.00pm
Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

17 March 2021 4:00pm5:00pm
Join our Founders Talks every Wednesday of the week from 4.00-5.00pm
Ventures Connect: Consults

Ventures Connect: Consults

17 March 2021 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?
Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

Ventures Connect: Founders Talks

10 March 2021 4:00pm5:00pm
Join our Founders Talks every Wednesday of the week from 4.00-5.00pm
Ventures Connect: Consults

Ventures Connect: Consults

3 March 2021 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?
Ventures Consults, 11 November

Ventures Consults: 11 November (online and in person)

11 November 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?
Ventures Consults, 4 November

Ventures Consults: 4 November (online and in person)

4 November 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?
Fireside Chat with Ventures Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, 28 October

Fireside Chat with Ventures Entrepreneurs-in-Residence: 28 October

28 October 2020 12:00pm1:30pm
Join our online Fireside Chat and meet our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence
ilab Accelerator 2021 Information Session - How to write an impactful application, 21 October

ilab Accelerator 2021 Information Session - How to write an impactful application: 21 October (online)

21 October 2020 12:00pm1:30pm
Curious about joining ilab Accelerator in 2021?
ilab Alumni Speaking Panel, 21 October

ilab Alumni Fireside Chat: 14 October

14 October 2020 12:00pm1:30pm
Join our online Fireside Chat and meet our panel of ilab alumni from 2019 and 2020
ilab Accelerator 2021 Information Session, 7 October

ilab Accelerator 2021 Information Session: 7 October (online)

7 October 2020 12:00pm1:30pm
Curious about joining ilab Accelerator in 2021?
Mentor appointments - 30 September

Mentor appointments: 30 September

30 September 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about your startup, how to get it off the ground or growing?
Finding mentors is not always easy. We bring them to you.
Ventures Industry Challenge mentor appointments

Ventures Industry Challenge Q&A mentor session: 23 September (online)

23 September 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about your solution, or how to get it off the ground? Finding mentors is not always easy. We bring them to you.
Founders' Lunch, Bianca Barling-Seden: 16 September

Founders' Lunch, Bianca Barling-Seden: 16 September

16 September 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Join our Founders’ Lunch every second Wednesday of the month from 12:00-1:00pm.

Ventures Industry Challenge Breakfasts: 16 September (in person)

16 September 2020 9:30am10:00am
Do you have questions about the Ventures Industry Challenge? Want to meet other teams or discuss ideas with Ventures staff?
Ventures Industry Challenge drop in Q&A session

Ventures Industry Challenge drop in Q&A session: 9 September (online)

9 September 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about your solution, or how to get it off the ground? Finding mentors is not always easy. We bring them to you.
Ventures Industry Challenge mentor appointments

Ventures Industry Challenge mentor appointments: 7 September

7 September 2020 9:00am10:00am
Do you have questions about your solution, or how to get it off the ground? Finding mentors is not always easy. We bring them to you.
Ventures Consults, 2 September

Ventures Consults: 2 September (online and in person)

2 September 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?

Ventures Industry Challenge Breakfasts: 2 September (in person) FULL

2 September 2020 9:30am10:00am
Do you have questions about the Ventures Industry Challenge? Want to meet other teams or discuss ideas with Ventures staff?
Ventures Industry Challenge mentor appointments

Ventures Industry Challenge mentor appointments: 26 August

26 August 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Chat to our experts to test your thoughts and ideas. Come with questions that will help you really understand the problem you are trying to solve, who you are solving it for and what constraints you need to overcome.

Finding mentors is not always easy. We bring them to you.
Ventures Industry Challenge: Find Your Teammates

Ventures Industry Challenge: Find Your Team mates

20 August 2020 2:00pm3:00pm
Don’t have a team yet but want to join us in developing a real-world solution to a real-world challenge and to compete for a share in $15,000?
Ventures Consults, 19 August

Ventures Consults: 19 August (online)

19 August 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?
Ventures Industry Challenge Information Session: 12 August

Ventures Industry Challenge Information Session: 12 August (Online)

12 August 2020 12:00pm1:30pm
Work with our industry partner to develop a real-world solution to a real-world challenge. Teams will compete for multiple prizes worth $15,000.
Ventures Consults, 5 August

Ventures Consults: 5 August (online and in person)

5 August 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?
Ventures Consults, 29 July

Ventures Consults: 29 July (online and in person)

29 July 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?
Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat: 22 July

22 July 2020 12:00pm1:30pm
Join us for a special Fireside Chat with entrepreneurial champions working in startups, scaleups, and social enterprise.
Ventures Consults, 15 July

Ventures Consults: 15 July (online and in person)

15 July 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?
Global Business Challenge mentor appointments

Global Business Challenge mentor appointments: 8 July

8 July 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Each year, the Global Business Challenge gives postgraduate and PhD students the chance to win $100,000 by helping solve a specific challenge.
GBC Online Networking, 1 July

Global Business Challenge Online Networking Event: 1 July

1 July 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Each year, the Global Business Challenge gives postgraduate and PhD students the chance to win $100,000 by helping solve a specific challenge. 
Global Business Challenge mentor appointments

Global Business Challenge mentor appointments: 24 June

24 June 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Each year, the Global Business Challenge gives postgraduate and PhD students the chance to win $100,000 by helping solve a specific challenge.
Mentor appointments - 17 June

Mentors appointments: 17 June

17 June 2020 12:00pm3:00pm
Do you have questions about your startup, how to get it off the ground or growing?
Finding mentors is not always easy. We bring them to you.
Founders Lunch, Emma-Kate Rose: 10 June

Founders Lunch, Emma-Kate Rose: 10 June

10 June 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Join our Founders’ Lunch every second Wednesday of the month from 12:00-1:00pm.
Ventures Consults, 3 June

Ventures Consults: 3 June (online and in person)

3 June 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?
Global Business Challenge information session

Global Business Challenge Information Session

27 May 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Each year, the Global Business Challenge gives postgraduate and PhD students the chance to win $100,000 by helping solve a specific challenge. 
Mentors appointments - 20 May

Mentors appointments: 20 May

20 May 2020 12:00pm3:00pm
Do you have questions about your startup, how to get it off the ground or growing?
Finding mentors is not always easy. We bring them to you.
Ventures Consults, 13 May

Ventures Consults: 13 May

13 May 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?
Pablo Farias Navarro

Founders Lunch, Pablo Farias Navarro: 6 May

6 May 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Join our Founders’ Lunch every first Wednesday of the month from 12:00-1:00pm.
Ventures Consults, 29 April

Ventures Consults: 29 April

29 April 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?
Mentors appointments

Mentors appointments: 22 April

22 April 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about your startup, how to get it off the ground or growing?
Finding mentors is not always easy. We bring them to you.
Founders Lunch, Sam Jockel: 8 April

Founders Lunch, Sam Jockel: 8 April

8 April 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Join our Founders’ Lunch every first Wednesday of the month from 12:00-2:00pm.
Founders Lunch: April

Founders Lunch: April

1 April 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Join our Founders’ Lunch every first Wednesday of the month from 12:00-2:00pm.
Ventures Consults: 11 March

Ventures Consults: 11 March

11 March 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?
Ventures Open House

Ventures Open House

4 March 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Have a look inside the Ventures space, where we make your ideas reality!
Ventures Consults: 26 Feb

Ventures Consults: 26 Feb

26 February 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Do you have questions about Ventures programs and events? General queries about experiencing entrepreneurship? Or do you just want to chat about all things Ventures?