Events

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LeadHers Staff Day

10 February 2023 8:30am1:00pm
The Ventures LeadHers Staff Day has been designed specially to foster a tighter network of women UQ professionals. You'll be a part of a community of UQ staff that lift each other beyond the program and support each other through peer mentoring. Open to all women who are professional staff at UQ.
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Ventures Open House

23 February 2023 10:00am2:00pm
Have a look inside the Ventures space, where we make your ideas a reality! We are opening our doors to the community to give everyone a chance to drop in and see where the magic happens. Free brownies are available to attendees!
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Ventures Open House: Student Panel

23 February 2023 11:00am11:30am
Join us at the Ventures Open House as we host a facilitated panel discussion with past Ventures program participants. Students on the panel will share their Ventures experiences and entrepreneurial stories.
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Breakfast with Angels

8 February 2023 7:30am9:30am
UQ Ventures is hosting it's monthly Breakfast with Angels. Meet with local Angel Loop Investors for breakfast at UQ's new venue and get feedback on your startup or learn about investing.

Financial Literacy: Early-Stage Investment - Brisbane

2 February 2023 9:00am3 February 2023 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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Apply for Rise

23 January 2023 12:00pm
Rise is a program that finds brilliant people who need opportunity and supports them for life as they work to serve others. The program starts at ages 15–17 and offers a lifetime of benefits including scholarships, mentorship, access to career development opportunities, funding, and more as they work toward solving humanity’s most pressing problems. Apply before 25 January 2023.
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Rise - Support Session

19 January 2023 5:00pm6:00pm
This support session will provide participants with support on the development of their Rise Challenge projects before applications close. Please register on Zoom if you'd like to attend.
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Rise - Support Session

19 January 2023 11:00am12:00pm
This support session will provide participants with support on the development of their Rise Challenge projects before applications close. Please register on Zoom if you'd like to attend.
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Rise - Support Session #2

13 January 2023 3:00pm4:00pm
This support session will provide participants with Design Thinking concepts that will then support the development of their Rise Challenge projects. Please register on Zoom if you'd like to attend.
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Rise - Information Session #3

12 January 2023 3:00pm4:00pm
This information session will provide an overview of Rise, key dates, requirements, what participants need to do, as well as an opportunity to ask questions about the program. Please register on Zoom if you'd like to attend.
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Rise - Support Session #1

8 December 2022 3:00pm4:00pm
This support session will provide participants with Design Thinking concepts that will then support the development of their Rise Challenge projects. Please register on Zoom if you'd like to attend.
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Rise - Information Session #2

5 December 2022 3:00pm4:00pm
This information session will provide an overview of Rise, key dates, requirements, what participants need to do, as well as an opportunity to ask questions about the program. Please register on Zoom if you'd like to attend.

Financial Literacy: Early-Stage Investment - Brisbane

1 December 2022 9:00am2 December 2022 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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Rise - Information Session #1

24 November 2022 11:30am12:30pm
This information session will provide an overview of Rise, key dates, requirements, what participants need to do, as well as an opportunity to ask questions about the program. Please register on Zoom if you'd like to attend.
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LeadHers Rise

18 November 2022 8:30am12:00pm
Join UQ Ventures, 18 November, as we bring together and support emerging and established women entrepreneurs, and leaders from the UQ community. Connect over a coffee, gain insights from our panel of female leaders, and celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day as well as the winners of the LeadHers Awards.

QUIN Launch Event

17 November 2022 6:00pm8:00pm
On the 17th of November, four student-led university communities, including UQ's very own UQIES, will be coming together to launch QUIN – the Queensland Universities Innovation Network. Join us at the launch to celebrate this incredible moment in time and get your tickets today.

Breakfast with Angels

9 November 2022 7:30am9:30am
UQ Ventures, in partnership with Angel Loop, is hosting its monthly Breakfast with Angels. Meet with local Angel Loop Investors for breakfast at UQ's new venue and get feedback on your startup or learn about investing.

Ventures LeadHers Awards

4 November 2022 12:00pm
The LeadHers Awards will showcase and celebrate outstanding leadership capabilities demonstrated by women in entrepreneurship. From female founders and student leaders to those making a positive impact in their community, these awards are open to women who are leading to create positive change. Nominations close 4 November.
Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Information Webinar

Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Information Webinar

2 November 2022 6:00pm6:45pm
Join the Business School to learn how the UQ Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation can help you future-proof your career. The webinar will be presented by program leader, Dr Frederik Von Briel. Register to attend.
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Financial Literacy: Early-Stage Investment - Brisbane

27 October 2022 9:00am28 October 2022 5:00pm
Early-stage investment is a critical part of the commercialisation and a powerful source of financing for high growth companies.
Ventures Annual Showcase

Ventures Annual Showcase

20 October 2022 3:00pm8:00pm
Celebrating an extraordinary year of entrepreneurship at UQ! Join us as we showcase and celebrate our community of innovators and leaders, while also recognising our amazing industry mentors, volunteers, and partners at the Ventures Annual Showcase.
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Validate Pitch Finals

19 October 2022 4:00pm6:00pm
Join us to watch the latest Ventures Validate cohort pitch for a share in $10,000 in cash prizes. These early-stage founders have spent the past 10-weeks developing and validating their startups into sustainable businesses.
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San Francisco Startup AdVenture - Information Session

14 October 2022 11:00am12:00pm
Startup AdVentures are global experiences specialising in entrepreneurship and innovation on the international stage. Connect with industry and learn first-hand how a real startup operates. Register for the San Francisco Startup AdVenture information session and find out more about how you can get involved.
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Pitching & Storytelling Workshop

10 October 2022 1:00pm2:30pm
Compelling communication is a key skill for the future of work. Whether we are pitching a business idea, presenting a project to our colleagues, or talking to customers, we need to be able to interest, convince and influence with our words. This workshop is available to all UQ students, staff, and alumni.
ilab Accelerator 2023

Application tips with past cohort members - ilab Accelerator information session

5 October 2022 10:00am11:00am
Join the 'Application tips with past cohort members' information session and learn more about the Ventures ilab Accelerator 2023 program. Founders from all disciplines are encouraged to apply and the program is open to all UQ students, recent alumni, and staff.
ilab Accelerator 2023

Fireside Chat with ilab alumni and EiRs - ilab Accelerator information session

28 September 2022 1:30pm2:30pm
Join the 'Fireside Chat with ilab alumni and EiRs' information session and learn more about the Ventures ilab Accelerator 2023 program. This information session will give you the chance to hear from previous ilab alumni and our Entrepreneurs in Residence: Zoe Black.
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UQIES Weekend of Startups

23 September 2022 4:00pm25 September 2022 8:00pm
The UQIES Weekend of Startups is back this year - are you ready to take on the challenge? In partnership with UQ Ventures and UQLIT, with 100+ students present, it's your chance to get excited for a weekend of entrepreneurship and learning whilst you and your team develop an innovative business solution. Get tickets today!
Startup Mixer

Startup Mixer

20 September 2022 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. Register today to get involved 20 September.

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