18 - 25 November 2020
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QUT Gardens Point
Free for QUT Students, recent graduates and staff

QUT Entrepreneurship’s T minus 6 Bootcamp steps you through the process of developing and launching a new idea into the market. From the spark of an idea to the ignition of a business, the future of work is entrepreneurial. 

If you have an idea for a new product, service or venture, there is simply no better way to develop it for launch than in this intensive bootcamp.  Led by our experienced Entrepreneurs in Residence, you will be guided through every aspect of bringing your idea to life and taking it to the market.

The T minus 6 Bootcamp is designed for individuals or teams who are keen to learn the entire end to end process of launching an idea into the market using a tried and tested process of execution supported and guided by industry professionals.

You will validate ideas, test solutions and strategies to assess concepts in the market. Our leading design thinking strategist will help you craft the ultimate user experience to fast track product-market fit and customer acceptance.

Who does this program suit?

The T minus 6 Bootcamp is a cohort-based, six-day intensive program open to all QUT students, staff, and recent QUT graduates. This program is for you if you want to:

  • know how to apply an entrepreneurial mindset, principles and tools in your life and career
  • learn what sets a good venture idea apart from an average one
  • want to be surrounded by like minded others engaged in entrepreneurial actions
  • take your idea through a process of testing, iterating to launch, or
  • work with and hear from experts and mentors who can help you build a successful venture

Applications are now open, tell us why you want to be involved. There is no assumed knowledge for this program. What are you waiting for?

Onboarding will occur on Tuesday, 17th November online.

View an Intro to Entrepreneurship video here


Program Schedule

Delivered in person on Gardens Point campus as follows:




Wednesday 18th November, 9am-4pm

  • Introduction to entrepreneurship
  • The entrepreneurial mindset
  • Lean startup methods
  • Where do good ideas come from?
  • Problem identification & ideation


Thursday 19th November, 9am-4pm

  • Understanding self
  • Teams and roles
  • Pitching for teams
  • Key methodologies for validating ideas/solutions
  • Affinity mapping
  • Empathy mapping


Friday 20th November, 9am-4pm

  • Customer personas
  • Customer journey mapping
  • Customer validation
  • Prototypes & minimal viable products (MVPs)


Saturday & Sunday [Free time on project]

  • MVP development
  • Customer validation


Monday 23rd November, 9am-4pm

  • Business models
  • Value propositions
  • Competitor analysis


Tuesday 24th November, 9am-4pm

  • Brand & marketing positioning
  • Pricing models
  • Sales funnels & metrics
  • Funding and investment readiness
  • Legal considerations and structures


Wednesday 25th November, 9am-5pm

  • Pitch development
  • Pitch practice
  • Live pitch finale (3-5pm)
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