Ventures Singapore Startup AdVenture

Become a global thinker and learn first-hand knowledge from innovative startup communities.

The Ventures Singapore Startup AdVenture is a four-week in-person learning experience within a Singapore startup, small business or non-profit organisation.

Selected UQ student entrepreneurs will learn alongside some of Singapore's best technology startups. Learning and observing alongside other innovators, you will learn first-hand the process of founding, investing and growing an early-stage business.

Key information

The summer break program will commence in:

Applications for Ventures Startup AdVentures are now closed.

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Fast facts


in global startup talent (Startup Genome, 2017)


easiest place to do business in the world
(The World Bank, 2018)


most globally connected startup ecosystem
(Startup Genome, 2017)

Our innovation partner

The 2022 Singapore Startup AdVenture is in partnership with Accelerating Asia.

Accelerating Asia


Your AdVenture

What to expect?

  • Experience working alongside a Singaporean startup and gain valuable insight into the Singaporean startup ecosystem
  • Undertake your own project (agreed with your startup) to extend your learning experience
  • Network with global startups and leaders in innovation
  • Develop your entrepreneurial skills with a program of workshops delivered by UQ Ventures and Accelerating Asia
  • Collaborate with your peers and build your connections through team building activities and social activities


  • Develop cross-cultural communication and digital work skills
  • Build your understanding of the Singaporean startup scene
  • Complete a real-world, international business project that you can add to your portfolio
  • Develop and apply entrepreneurial skills highly sought by employers across all industries and around the world
  • Gain confidence in presenting and pitching
  • Grow your global networks and connections
  • Form new friendships with your fellow participants!

Participation details


If accepted to the Startup AdVenture you are required to pay a non-refundable AUD$89 to support administrative and event costs. The remaining cost of your participation will be covered through a UQ grant or New Colombo Plan grant. We will work with all successful participants to ensure you have the correct funding before you begin the program.


To apply you must:

  • Be 18 years or over
  • Be available for and ready to commit to the full length of the program
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0
  • Remain enrolled at UQ for the duration of the program (i.e. not expecting to graduate prior to the end of the program)
  • Meet requirements for international travel

Course credit 

Some students may be able to receive course credit for participation in Startup AdVentures if they enrol in a relevant elective topic. Please read the full program details for further information.

Application process 

Startup AdVentures have a merit-based, competitive application process. To apply, submit an online application form. A selection panel will review the applications and all successful and unsuccessful students will be notified by email within four weeks of the program start date.

Read the full program details and FAQs