UQ Founders Pledge

Entrepreneurial networks creating lasting impact

The University of Queensland has a well-established and highly active entrepreneurship ecosystem. With a growing number of UQ alumni undertaking highly successful ventures, the UQ Founders Pledge is an opportunity for founders to join and give back to the UQ entrepreneurial community in a meaningful way.

Join the UQ Founders Pledge and create change in the right way for you.

Make the pledge

About

The UQ Founders Pledge allows our entrepreneurial community to partner with UQ to create a shared vision for the future. Entrepreneurs are people of action who want to create change and solve problems, and UQ is committed to supporting their success.

Philanthropy and entrepreneurialism are a natural match. At UQ, we know that people who start their own ventures often want to create a meaningful and lasting impact on society.

Your pledge

To join, simply register your interest. When the timing is right for you – typically after your company’s sale or IPO – our team can help to facilitate your gift.

There is no minimum commitment, every gift to UQ is deeply appreciated and enhances UQ’s ability to create knowledge leadership for a better world. 

Member benefits

As an industry leader, UQ has the educational foundations, established ecosystem, alumni entrepreneurs and engagement pathways to support you as a founder.


 

Exclusive networking opportunities


 

Become a Founders Pledge mentor or mentee


 

Access to MBA-style bootcamps  

Our inaugural founders

Jamien Zimmermann
Founder and CEO of TravelSIM Australia
Sally McPherson
Chief Executive Officer at iSeekplant.com.au
Josh Hammond
Founder/Director and Cinematographer of HINT Media
Robert Quinn
Co-founder and CEO of Patch'd Medical
Josh Tambunan
UQ’s Chief Student Entrepreneur
Alastair Blenkin
Founder and CEO at Hyra iQ
James Swanston
Founder and CEO, Voyage Control
Jason Titman
Director, integr8 Investment Group, Board Advisor, COO & CFO Neto

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Contact

For more information about the UQ Founders Pledge, contact

Ms Tillie Walsh, Global and Institutional Philanthropy, UQ