Curiosity

Gain the skills and mindset to innovate like an entrepreneur. 

Get inspired, learn core entrepreneurial skills and immerse yourself in UQ’s community of entrepreneurs with the Ventures Curiosity program.
 
During the six-week program, you will have the opportunity to form and test your early-stage ideas or simply get a taste and explore how you can expand your entrepreneurial mindset.

You will also build networks and connect with undergrads, postgrads and PhD students from different disciplines for a strong, well-connected start to your entrepreneurial journey.

This program supports you to gain the motivation, inspiration and confidence to test and explore your ideas in a safe space.

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Over six weeks, you will attend a combination of weekly workshops and listen to a series of inspirational speakers. Please note you will be required to attend all six workshops and the speaker session. The program will be delivered in-person with the option to Zoom into the session.

  • Session 1. Entrepreneurial Intelligence
    First steps to become an entrepreneur
  • Session 2.  Think like an entrepreneur
    Understand the basics of design-thinking and form teams 
  • Session 3.  Prototyping and MVP
    Find out about lean methodologies, tools for rapid prototyping and understand minimum viable products

    Session 4.  Business models
    Learn about business models and how to build them
  • Session 5.  Pitching
    This session provides best practice on how to build a pitch deck and how to deliver it
  • Session 6.  Get Feedback
    You will pitch your own idea or business and get feedback from mentors

Over six weeks, you will attend a combination of weekly workshops and listen to a series of inspirational speakers. Choose your preferred delivery method of online or face-to-face. Please note you will be required to attend all six workshops in your chosen format and the speaker session.

  • Session 1. Entrepreneurship 101
    First steps to become an entrepreneur
  • Session 2.  Think like an entrepreneur
    Understand the basics of design-thinking and form teams 
  • Session 3.  Prototyping and MVP
    Find out about lean methodologies, tools for rapid prototyping and understand minimum viable products

    Session 4.  Business models
    Learn about business models and how to build them
  • Session 5.  Pitching
    This session provides best practice on how to build a pitch deck and how to deliver it
  • Session 6.  Get Feedback
    You will pitch your own idea or business and get feedback from mentors

March Program

Over six weeks, you will attend a combination of weekly workshops and listen to a series of inspirational speakers. Choose your preferred delivery method of online or face-to-face. Please note you will be required to attend all six workshops in your chosen format and the speaker session.

Online workshop: starts 10am-12pm Wednesday 9 March 2022 
In-person workshop: starts 2-4pm Wednesday 9 March 2022 
Applications close: 12pm Friday 25 February 2022

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PhD Program

Online workshop: starts Thursday 23 June 2022 
In-person workshop: starts Thursday 23 June 2022 
Applications open: Wednesday 11 May 2022
 

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March Program

Ventures Curiosity is open to students, staff and alumni from all disciplines and study levels. To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  • a current UQ student, staff member or young alumni (graduated in the last 10 years)
  • be interested in entrepreneurship and innovation
  • be ready to build your knowledge and skills
  • commit to attending all six weekly workshops

PhD Program

Ventures Curiosity PhD is tailored to UQ PhD candidates and early career researchers from all disciplines. To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  • a current UQ student, early career researchers, staff member or young alumni (graduated in the last 10 years)
  • be interested in entrepreneurship and innovation
  • be ready to build your knowledge and skills
  • commit to attending all six weekly workshops

Extend your experience

Apply your new-found skills to real-world experience and challenges by registering to one of our industry engagement programs including the Ventures Industry Challenge or Ventures Startup AdVentures.

Find out about connecting with industry

March Program
Program commences Wednesday 9 March 2022 (online or in-person)

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PhD Program
Program commences Thursday 23 June 2022 (online or in-person)
 

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Notice

The Ventures Curiosity program was previously known as Idea Hub Unlimited.

Ventures Connect

Want some advice on where to get started? Ventures Connect is your chance to come together with Ventures staff, student innovators and industry experts. 

Join our community events 

Student Competition

Take part in the Student Competition by attending five Ventures programs and/or events for your chance to win either a; $100 gift card OR Instax Camera Kit! 

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