As part of the 2020 Ventures Industry Challenge we will be hosting fortnightly in person breakfasts.

This year's challenge focuses on the problems and opportunities for the global water industry:

While the global population continues to grow, access to fresh water has become increasingly scarce. How can we use water resource management and sustainability to maintain the lives and industries of communities around the world?

Ventures Industry Challenge Breakfasts are an opportunity for you and your team to:

  • Check in with Ventures staff
  • Meet other teams
  • See how other teams are going
  • Q&A about the Challenge
  • Discuss your entrepreneurial journey

For this session, bring your idea that you are working on for the Challenge.

Your host for the Ventures Industry Challenge Breakfasts is Tomas Piccinini

Tomas PiccininiTomas is a program officer with UQ’s Ventures team. He leads and coordinates the design and delivery of entrepreneurship and design thinking programs (Social Enterprise, Start-up Academy and the high-school oriented Discovery workshops). Before joining the Ventures team, he studied a Master of Business at UQ, specialising in Social Impact & Sustainability and was a teaching assistant for Social Entrepreneurship and System Dynamics courses at the UQ Business School. Before moving to Australia, he occupied corporate finance positions in multinational companies such as Accenture and IBM. He also has more than 10 years of facilitation experience across multiple sectors (personal development, sports and education). Tomas is passionate about solving social and environmental issues through entrepreneurial initiatives. This comes through in his work with social enterprises and young social entrepreneurs to help grow the community and the impact it can have in the world. Tomas is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He doesn’t Tango, but he knows a thing or two about barbecues.


  • Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided 

Please note: Due to COVID-19 regulations we will have a maximum of 12 attendees per session. This session is now FULL, please register to attend our next session on Wednesday, 16 September. 

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. 



Global Change Institute building (20)
Ventures Space (Ground Level)