Ventures Activate

Activate is a new three-week remote internship program in entrepreneurship where you will work as a team to deliver a business project for an Australian startup, business or non-profit. 

This is your opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial mindset, empowering you to be creative, adaptable, tolerant of ambiguity and risk, and able to learn from failure. You will also be able to build your professional networks and further your employability.

Through this program you will:

  • gain hands-on startup and corporate innovation experience
  • develop entrepreneurial skills including problem-solving and collaboration
  • gain an understanding of the Australian startup ecosystem and corporate workplace culture
  • deliver three project deliverables
  • receive a certification upon completion. 

Applications open 22 May 2020 and close 3 June 2020.

Over three weeks, 19 June - 13 July, you will meet weekly with your team and work collaboratively to deliver a consulting project for a business or startup. 

You will be supported by a structured program, learning content and a professional mentor throughout the program. 

  • Kick off.
    Meet your team and startup at the orientation session.
  • Week 1.  Plan
    Come up with your project plan with your team.
  • Week 2.  Execute
    Deliver a draft report.
  • Week 3.  Present
    Pitch your final report to your startup, business or non-profit.

Current students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. 

To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  • a current UQ student
  • be ready to build your knowledge and skills
  • able to commit to a minimum of 50 hours each across three weeks
  • available from 19 June to 13 July
  • able to commit to two hours of weekly meetings on UQ campus