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


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 founders

Jason Titman
Honorary Chair, UQ Founders Pledge
Director, integr8 Investment Group, Board Advisor, COO & CFO Neto
Jamien Zimmermann
Founder and CEO, TravelSIM Australia
Sally McPherson
Chief Executive Officer, iSeekplant.com.au
Josh Hammond
Founder/Director and Cinematographer, HINT Media
Robert Quinn
Co-founder and CEO, Patch'd Medical
Josh Tambunan
UQ’s Chief Student Entrepreneur 2019
Alastair Blenkin
Founder and CEO, Hyra iQ
James Swanston
Founder and CEO, Voyage Control
Mark Schroder
Founder and General Manager, SurfSpeak
Josh Mackenzie
Chairman and Founder, DBL Group.
Zoe Black
Co-Founder, Happy Paws Happy Hearts
Graeme Caplen
Co-Founder and Director, Happy Paws Happy Hearts
Rachel Huang
CEO at Powersphere, Founder of Vizor
Tim Marks
Director of Engineering, Revenue Experience, Twitter. Co-founder and CTO, OtherLevels.
Matthew Horton
Co-Founder, foundU
William Ferguson
Founder and CEO, Wylas Timing
Philip Livingston
Founder and Managing Director, Gasbot
Viraj Agnihotri
Director & CEO, Augmented Bionics
Runali Maniya
Founder, SDG Impactors
Nigel Greenwood
Founder and CEO, Evolving Machine Intelligence
Bernardo Gonzalez Arechiga Martinez
CEO LearnAla
Jozsua Heng
Co-Founder, Boss Tradie
Natalie Haanwinckel Hurtado
Founder and CEO, ARTEH
Richard Roth
Founder, Ikari Dojo
Casey Pfluger
Founder, Cortex Technologies
Saara Jamieson
Owner, Director and Inventor, Cool Beans Underwear
Kelsey Holding
Founder and Managing Director, Ocker Socks
Andy Galloway
CEO, YUMM! Hello to Happy
Founder, Do.Nation
Ashley Hanger
Founder, Stripped Supply
Scott Johnson
Co-founder, Get Mentally Fit
Alexander Bell
Managing Director, Milton Rum Distillery
Emily Johnson
Co-founder, Get Mentally Fit
Roger Tang
Co-Founder & CEO, envirometrics.io
May Bandi
Co-Founder & Director, Tirtyl
Siobhan Coster
Founder, Eclipse


For more information about the UQ Founders Pledge, contact

Maritza Messina , Global and Institutional Philanthropy, UQ