Once a month we invite a number of industry mentors for you to book a private mentoring session with. Mentors include founders, entrepreneurs, investors, professional service providers, and more.

Book your 30-minute private mentoring session through StudentHub

See mentors details and availability below.

Our mentors

Kim Giliam With over 20 years’ experience in transforming ideas into commercial realities; Kim Giliam harnesses his extensive experience to add value to innovative ventures. As an approved Advisor for the Advisory Board Centre; and the former global Commercial Director for Genea Biomedx, Kim possesses a unique mix of experience with scientific and academic research and the commercialisation of ideas for global brands. Kim’s direct industry experience spans all facets of product realisation (from first prototype through to end-user customer experience; and building the necessary infrastructure required to transport companies to commercial success). Kim is also the founder and Managing Director of Centromere, a consultancy focussed on supporting start-up commercialisation.

Nicole DysonNicole Dyson is a globally recognised expert and practitioner in project-based learning and student entrepreneurship and is the founder of Future Anything, an award winning, curriculum aligned entrepreneurship program for high school students. Nicole is also the founder of YouthX, Australia’s first purpose-built Accelerator program for school aged entrepreneurs.



Aysegul KayahanAysegul Kayahan is an experienced business owner, company director, global mobility professional and angel investor who has invested in over 37 diverse and globally scalable startups and social enterprises since 2009. As the Co-founder of Relocation Specialists and Chapter Lead for Australia for the Forum for Expatriate Management, Aysegul is passionate about supporting organisations committed to Sustainable Development Goals.


The available time slots are

  • Kim Giliam: 12.00-12.30pm & 12.30-1.00pm
  • Nicole Dyson: 1.00-1.30pm & 1.30-2.00pm
  • Aysegul Kayahan: 2.00-2.30pm & 2.30-3.00pm

Please note: If you are booking on behalf of a team, please indicate this in the comments box via StudentHub. 

About Connect

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

Ventures Connect: 

Ventures Connect brings you the latest opportunities to connect with the Ventures team, inspirational speakers, mentors, and broader startup ecosystem. Ventures reguarly holds events for the student community to help you stay connected and take part in all the entrepreneurial fun.

All UQ students, staff, and alumni are welcome to join these events unless otherwise specified. 



Online - Zoom Meeting