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Ventures Uncut: Lessons from failure

29 July 2021 6:00pm9:00pm
Our guest speakers will share their stories of failure including the lessons they learnt and how their failures ultimately led to success. Join us for an evening of uncensored discussions, catering and networking.
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Falling Walls Lab Queensland - Submission due

30 July 2021 5:00pm
Which are the next walls to fall?
Calling all postdocs, students, innovators and entrepreneurs to represent Queensland at the 2021 Falling Walls conference in Berlin.
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Falling Walls Lab Queensland - Pitch final

10 August 2021 8:00am12:00pm
Watch the top 10 teams present at the Falling Walls Lab Queensland pitch final.
TransformLaw KWM Prize

#TransformLaw KWM Prize

10 August 2021 5:00pm5 October 2021 5:00pm
Are you a budding entrepreneur? Do you love AI and tech? How would you like to win $10,000? UQ Law School and UQ Ventures, in partnership with King & Wood Mallesons, are calling on UQ undergraduate students from all disciplines to team up to develop innovative proposals that use technology to solve a problem in legal practice.
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Quantum Hackathon

24 August 2021 9:00am27 August 2021 6:00pm
Join the four-day Quantum Hackathon (24-27 August) and discover how quantum technologies can help solve complex challenges and supercharge your industry.
Financial Literacy: Early-Stage Investment

Financial Literacy: Early-Stage Investment - Rockhampton

22 July 2021 9:00am23 July 2021 5:00pm
Early-stage investment is a critical part of the commercialisation and a powerful source of financing for high growth companies.
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UQIES x UQBA Innovation Challenge

28 June 2021 9:00am1 July 2021 5:00pm
Tickets are on sale now for the UQIES & UQBA - Innovation Challenge (28 June - 1 July). This year’s theme is 'Proactive vs. Reactive Action.' 100+ students with the support of alumni and interested members of the entrepreneurial and business communities will spend 4 days formulating, refining, and pitching a new business idea.
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Financial Literacy: Early-Stage Investment - Brisbane

5 June 2021 9:00am6 June 2021 5:00pm
UQ Ventures, in partnership with Angel Loop, is presenting potential investors with case studies, expert presentations and facilitated discussions designed to help you learn how to successfully identify, evaluate and manage your own personal early-stage investment portfolio.
PWC U21 Innovation Challenge

U21/PwC Innovation Challenge Submission Due

29 May 2021 5:00pm
Postgraduate students are invited to enter and represent UQ for the U21 PwC Innovation Challenge!
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Mentor Blaze

27 May 2021 4:00pm6:00pm
We are bringing back Mentor Blaze! Join us Thurs 27 May 2021, 4–6pm for Mentor Blaze - our speed networking style event. Connect and get support from entrepreneurs, industry mentors and experienced founders. Tickets on sale now
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U21/PwC Innovation Challenge Mentoring Session

11 May 2021 2:30pm3:30pm
Postgraduate students are invited to enter and represent UQ for the U21 PwC Innovation Challenge! Join the mentoring session to gain further information and your questions answered.
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Brisbane Street Art Festival: Visualising AI – Science Meets Street Art Co-Lab

8 May 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Three new murals by Australian street artists in collaboration with The University of Queensland (UQ) researchers will add colour to Brisbane’s streets in a globally unique art initiative as part of the Brisbane Street Art Festival (BSAF).
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Brisbane Street Art Festival

1 May 2021 9:00am16 May 2021 5:00pm
The University of Queensland is proud to support this year's Brisbane Street Art Festival (BSAF) program (1-16 May 2021) to deliver the ‘Visualising AI – Science Meets Street Art Co-Lab’.

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U21/PwC Innovation Challenge Mentoring Session

20 April 2021 2:00pm3:00pm
Postgraduate students are invited to enter and represent UQ for the U21 PwC Innovation Challenge! Join the mentoring session to gain further information and your questions answered.
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World Innovation Day Hack 2021

16 April 2021 9:30pm19 April 2021 9:30pm
The United Nations: Environment Programme and Hackmakers are hosting the World Creativity and Innovation Day as part of the United Nations initiative. This hackathon is dedicated to collaborating and encouraging people to creatively use their skills in generating new ideas and solutions for health and wellbeing, economic growth, decent work and quality education.
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ilab Accelerator Pitch Night

14 April 2021 5:30pm9:00pm
Join us in-person for Pitch Night, Wednesday 14 April, where our ilab Accelerator founders will present their cutting-edge innovations - from mining and fintech to medtech and sustainability.
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gen[in] Student Innovation Challenge

19 March 2021 5:00pm
The gen[in] student innovation challenge helps globally-minded students aged 14-24 years to build real-world skills, make lifelong connections and give students the chance to win a share in a $15,000 prize pool.
Ventures Startup Mixer

Startup Mixer

18 March 2021 4:00pm6:00pm
Network with some of Brisbane's best local startups. Our event includes a reverse pitch where our startups pitch their business to you! Startups range from health tech, fintech, and sustainability.
International Women's Day

LeadHers: Celebrating International Women's Day

9 March 2021 4:00pm6:00pm
To celebrate International Women's Day we have an open Ventures LeadHers session for the greater UQ community!
Female Founders

Mind the gap: Breaking down gender barriers in entrepreneurship

19 November 2020 4:00pm5:00pm
To celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, UQ is bringing together an online panel of female founders and leaders to discuss their successes, some of the challenges they have faced, as well as ideas, strategies and policies that could be implemented to close the gender gap within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Global Business Challenge

Global Business Challenge

27 October 2020 12:00pm29 October 2020 12:00pm
The Global Business Challenge finals will be held in Brisbane in November 2020. It is a graduate business case competition to design sustainable solutions to global problems.
Annual Showcase

Ventures Annual Showcase

22 October 2020 5:30pm7:30pm
Join us at the 2020 Ventures Annual Showcase to celebrate the year that has been and to learn more about the startups who are accelerating ideas to impact. This event coincides with the culmination of the Ventures Industry Challenge where the finalists will pitch their solution to a real-world problem.
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Space Mission

14 October 2020 5:00pm6:15pm
Venturing from startups to beyond. In 1969 humans first walked on the moon, 50 years later we're beginning to run. Renewed interest in space exploration in recent years can partly be credited to the driven by the falling costs of launch and rapid technology development.
Ventures Industry Challenge pitch practise: 6 October (online)

Ventures Industry Challenge pitch practise: 6 October (online)

6 October 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Practise your pitch for the Challenge pitch submission.
Ventures Industry Challenge drop in Q&A session: 29 September (online)

Ventures Industry Challenge Q&A mentor session: 29 September (online)

29 September 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
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.
Pitch Night

Pitch Night

19 August 2020 5:30pm
Our startup founders selected for UQ's ilab Accelerator program are ready to pitch their businesses. The online event will include Q&A from an experienced panel of entrepreneurial experts.
Virtual Hackathon

Virtual Hackathon: 2020 Vision

10 July 2020 9:00am31 July 2020 5:00pm
We are bringing together entrepreneurs across the world to help overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19.


24 March 2020 8:00am25 March 2020 4:00pm
Queensland's largest Innovation and Technology gathering for entrepreneurs, investors, business executives, researchers, startups and government in Brisbane.

Global Business Challenge Pitch

3 October 2019 8:00am3:00pm
Watch our finalists present their solutions to the 2019 Global Business Challenge of FinTech.
Weekend of Startups

Weekend of Startups

16 August 2019 3:15pm18 August 2019 4:15pm
Create a final product, validate your business model and present your product to industry judges and investors in three days.
Stem Cell Hackathon

Stem Cell Hackathon

9 August 2019 5:00pm11 August 2019 5:00pm
Calling all problem solvers. Excited about the possibilities of stem cell research? Love data & analytics? Like to use brain power and creative solutions? Sign up for the Stem Cell Hackathon.
Transform Law

Transform Law competition

31 July 2019 5:00pm
Do you have a business idea that has the potential to transform legal practice? We are giving students the chance of winning a share of a $10,000 cash prize. The competition is open to all UQ undergraduate students. Applications close 31 July.
Peru Business Challenge

Peru Business Challenge

24 July 2019 5:00pm
This is a fantastic opportunity to extend your networks by establishing connections with Peruvian and Australian companies while gaining valuable insights and knowledge in entrepreneurship and diversifying your skillsets.
Tech in Sport & HYPE UQ SPIN Accelerator Pitch Competition

Tech in Sport and HYPE UQ SPIN Accelerator Pitch Competition

10 July 2019 12:30pm
Demonstrating the latest trends, hardware and tools from across the region and globe, the 2019 Tech in Sport event will also celebrate the HYPE UQ SPIN Accelerator program, graduates.
Sports Masterclass

HYPE UQ Sportstech Masterclass

15 April 2019 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us for a Sports Technology Masterclass with ex-Reebok CEO Uli Becker and meet the startups participating in the 2019 HYPE UQ SPIN Accelerator.
Mentor Blaze

Mentor Blaze

4 December 2018 1:45pm2:45pm
Speed mentoring for budding entrepreneurs