Startup AdVentures

Learn first-hand knowledge from innovative startup communities.

Startup AdVentures are four-week learning experiences (in-person and virtual) specialising in innovation and entrepreneurship with local, regional Queensland and global startup communities. Expand your networks, learn from experienced innovators and gain first-hand knowledge on founding, investing and growing an early-stage business.

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Key information

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Information session: 22 September, 1pm via Zoom
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Program dates: 21 November - 18 December. 
Applications open: 
3 September 2021. 
Applications close: 24 September 2021. 


Overseas travel restrictions update

The University has cancelled all international travel. This means that overseas in-person Startup AdVentures are deferred until further notice. In the interim, Ventures have domestic and virtual international Startup AdVentures. Find out more details on the Startup AdVentures and apply today. 

Please check the UQ community COVID-19 advice webpage for the latest travel advice. 

Last updated 24 August 2021.

Our adventurers

“I worked for Artable, a startup with focused on providing the Chinese community access to a creative education through an online platform. During the internship, I was able to gain a birds-eye view of the components of the business and interact with the owners and software developers to add value in a meaningful way. I learnt what environmental factors the company faced within China, and how the business positioned itself with its suppliers, customers and competitors.”

David Cole
Bachelor of Commerce
Shanghai Startup Adventurer

"For my month in Israel I was lucky enough to be placed at the Association for Urban Farming. As a business management student majoring in sustainability, this was perfect. The organisation ran over 26 urban agriculture projects around the city of Tel Aviv and was promoting the transformation of the urban food system. I spent most of my time working on grant proposals for the EU Commission, which was an incredible learning opportunity for me. Working in a non-profit organisation gave me a new perspective on business and introduced me to the world of social enterprise and profit-for-purpose business models."

Mahealani Delaney
Bachelors of Business Management/ Arts
Tel Aviv Startup Adventurer