Pop-up workshops

We work with UQ course coordinators to deliver tailored two-hour entrepreneurial workshops across all disciplines.

In 2022, Ventures delivered 76 Pop-up workshops across campus to over 3,500 participants including students, staff, alumni, and industry partners. 

Our workshops are structured around five key concepts and focus on practical problem-solving, using industry-relevant challenges. Ventures Pop-ups will help develop students’ entrepreneurial mindset, empowering them to be creative, adaptable, tolerant of ambiguity and risk, and able to learn from failure. The skills your students develop can help them be successful in whatever they choose to do.

Our workshops:

  • are delivered by the UQ Ventures team during lectures, tutorials or as an additional event
  • cover five different topics developed in partnership with the Business School
  • are co-designed in consultation with course coordinators
  • use industry-relevant challenges

Email Ventures to book

1. Design thinking workshop

Solving complex problems in a creative, user-centric and curious manner.

Processes like design thinking guide a group of multidisciplinary individuals through the different stages of problem-solving, from understanding root causes and listening to concerns, to collectively devising sustainable and impactful solutions.

In this workshop your students will learn:

  • the fundamentals of design thinking and creative problem solving
  • how to approach complex problems and methods to solve them
  • how to design solutions from a user-centric perspective

Designing for the user is imperative for students who want to design products, services or processes for clients, beneficiaries or users – from medical researchers to IT professionals.


How it works

  1. Contact us: Let us know which topic you're interested in and the course you coordinate
  2. Collaborate: We will get in touch and work with you on content
  3. We deliver: Our Ventures staff will deliver the workshop to your students

Ask an entrepreneur

We teamed up with entrepreneurs from all walks of life to answer your questions.

    Embedding in Curriculum

    There are a wide range of opportunities to embed entrepreneurial education in the curriculum at UQ. Take a look at the resources and development opportunities available to staff through the UQ Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation.