Make your start

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.

Rachel Huang

Chief Student Entrepreneur, Tom Bizzell.

Commerce and law student, Tom Bizzell, is no stranger to the world of startups. In 2020, he co-founded WakeShare to help the shipping and trucking industries reduce their carbon emissions, which won multiple global startup awards and he currently works as a product analyst for Layer, a video game product placement startup. 

Tom is the fifth 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. 

“The entrepreneurship initiatives at UQ have had a huge impact on my journey to date. The frameworks you learn in entrepreneurship and skills you foster are some of the most versitle and valuable skills for any role, I hope I can encourage people to have a go and see for themselves.”

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

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.