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. 

Ashley Baxter Ashley Baxter, Founder & CEO of Monty Compost Co

As a founder and CEO of a waste technology startup, Ashley has always been passionate about sustainability and action on climate change. Graduating from the University of Queensland in 2018 with dual degrees in Business Management and IT, alongside international experience both working with high-tech startups and volunteering with environmental groups and movements.

It was then that Ashley saw the massive global issues surrounding waste, the impact potential of recycling and the role that innovative technologies could play in creating solutions.

She went on to found Monty Compost Co, a startup company that develops hardware and digital technologies to enable efficient and accessible composting for everyone, everywhere, to tackle the significant challenge of managing organic and food waste.

 Register via Zoom 

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. 



In person - Ground floor, Global Change Institute Building (20), St Lucia campus
Online - Register via Zoom
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