QUT Entrepreneurship

Develop your entrepreneurial capability with QUT. When you study or collaborate with us, you'll have access to a wealth of high-level entrepreneur expertise, resources and networking opportunities.

Amplifying entrepreneurship

QUT Entrepreneurship inspires and amplifies opportunities for students, alumni and staff to realise their entrepreneurial capabilities. By running development programs and connecting people with the innovator community, we are empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Led by entrepreneurship expert Professor Rowena Barrett and supported by a dedicated team, QUT Entrepreneurship is a university-wide initiative which builds on our heritage as an entrepreneurial powerhouse to help our students, alumni and staff make their ideas a reality.

We take time to understand what future entrepreneurs need to develop their business ventures, as well as their study success. We’re invested in the next generation of entrepreneurs which will make an impact in Queensland, Australia and internationally.

Waste Maker Day 2019 hosted by QUT Entrepreneurship.

QUT foundry

Students don't have to wait until they graduate to develop their business or social enterprise - they can start it now at the QUT foundry.

The QUT foundry is our student-centred entrepreneurship initiative; a place and community where students can find their tribe of entrepreneurial-minded thinkers from a vast array of experiences and skills.

QUT foundry can provide students with experiences and connections, including:

  • starter and advanced entrepreneur development programs
  • coaching with our entrepreneur in residence and community managers
  • networking and collaboration with like-minded people.
Discover the QUT foundry


2 Jun 2020

Hospitality: A novel way to support a struggling industry

Rosie Nalder has always wanted to work in food. After a brief stint on MasterChef, the QUT Business graduate is now taking the menu into her own hands, helping the hospitality industry take back control from food delivery giants like Deliveroo and Uber Eats.   

28 May 2020

Accidental COVID-19 winners shape future for digital business

Who are the accidental winners thriving during the unprecedented shake-up of the economy during COVID-19?


3 June - 2 December

QUT Entrepreneurship Open Pitch Night - Online

Come pitch your business or social enterprise to a virtual audience at our online event held on the first Wednesday of the month. From the comfort of your own home, join us for an opportunity to have your idea heard, get feedback and put an ask out the broader community in an encouraging and inclusive environment.  

Where: Online

4 June

Online Lunch and Learn with QUT foundry

Zoom in with your own lunch, your own questions and a hunger to learn while we hear from a selection of industry experts who will share their time, knowledge and experience with us over an informal lunch learning session.

When: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 4th June

Where: Online

9 June

Online QUT Business Leaders' Forum with Tim Reed

Tim Reed is one of Australia’s most respected and dynamic business leaders. In November 2019, he was appointed President of the Business Council of Australia (BCA), one of the nation’s most influential policy and advocacy bodies.

When: 12:30pm - 1:30pm 9th June

Where: Live online

11 June

Online Lunch and Learn with QUT foundry

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: MUSIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP    Zoom in with your own lunch, your own questions and a hunger to learn while we hear from a selection of industry experts who will share their time, knowledge and experience with us over an informal lunch learning session.

When: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 11th June

Where: Online

23 - 24 June

Industry Connect

Discover unique career pathways in your field of study while creating valuable connections at QUT’s first Industry Connect event for Science and Engineering.

Where: Online

12 May - 8 December

QUT Entrepreneurship Virtual Community Coffee

Come along to QUT Entrepreneurship's fortnightly virtual Community Coffee and mingle with entrepreneurs and share your ideas.

Where: Online

Leading digital transformation

We're enhancing local entrepreneurship and digital leadership capabilities by delivering immersive experiences for our MBA students, academic staff and entrepreneurial-minded community, in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management.

Add entrepreneurship to your degree

Add entrepreneurship to your degree with our university-wide entrepreneurship minor and entrepreneurship experiential learning. As the university for the real world of today, it's our promise to prepare you to shape the real world of tomorrow.  Entrepreneurship is the key to realising this promise.

Entrepreneurship minor

By combining entrepreneurship to your degree plan, you're making your studies competitive in the job market and future-proofing your career prospects.

A university-wide minor in entrepreneurship is available to any student to combine with their studies. The entrepreneurship minor is made up of:

Experiential learning

If you're studying an undergraduate or postgraduate business degree, you can add experiential learning for your entrepreneurial activities.

That means the business venture or social enterprise you've founded could go towards your degree.

Contact us

Contact us to discuss how you can connect with us as a student, alumni, mentor or partner.