Enhance your student experience at UQ through Ventures programs, events and more.

Starting your entrepreneurial journey?

Choose one of our introductory programs or get involved in our upcoming hackathons and events.

Finn Larson

Chief Student Entrepreneur, Finn Larson.

Commerce and law student, Finn Larson, is no stranger to the world of startups. At 15 years old, Finn took his first steps on his entrepreneurship journey by importing containers of kayaks and electric scooters into Australia. Now in his fifth year of study, Finn has launched several startups including 'Support a Mate' – an online platform that connected volunteers to those in need during the 2022 Brisbane floods.

Finn is the sixth UQ Chief Student Entrepreneur to step into the role, which was established in 2018 to lead and mentor the UQ student community to get involved in UQ's entrepreneurship opportunities, from first-year undergraduates right through to post-graduates and PhD candidates. 

“Unique perspectives and experiences are essential for driving innovation and creating a vibrant entrepreneual ecosystem. I'm excited to learn about the innovative projects and frontier technologies that students are pursuing, and assist them in navigating the broader ecosystem.”

Meet our ambassadors

Our talented Ventures ambassadors join the Chief Student Entrepreneur to represent their faculties and engage new students to broaden the profile and engagement of Ventures across the university.

Our ambassadors can help guide you through your entrepreneurial journey and give you their advice when it comes to Ventures. 

Contact our ambassadors

Become an ambassador

Each year we open applications for our Chief Student Entrepreneur and Ventures Student Ambassador roles. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) below to receive news on either of the roles. For enquiries, please contact us at ventures@uq.edu.au.

Chief Student Entrepreneur EOI

Student Ambassador EOI

Venture your way

You can mix and match programs depending on your experience. There’s support at every stage of your Ventures journey – from flexing your creative muscles to launching a startup.

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to think and act like an entrepreneur.
Put your knowledge into practice by solving real industry problems.
Take your venture to the next level by getting market and investment ready.
The UQ Innovation & Entrepreneurship Society is the student society for aspiring entrepreneurs from all UQ faculties. Check out UQIES and find how you can get involved.

Ventures Student Newsletter

The Ventures Student Newsletter is a newsletter for student across all levels and backgrounds at UQ. Subscribe to find out about the latest student opportunities, news, programs and events.