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 entrepreneurs-in-residence and community managers
  • networking and collaboration with like-minded people.
Discover the QUT foundry


1 Jul 2020

Meet our Entrepreneurs: Wes Huffstutter

The Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) and mentors at QUT Entrepreneurship support QUT students, staff and community that are interested in developing entrepreneurial skills. This week, we hear from EIR Wes Huffstutter. 

25 Jun 2020

QUT is top Young Uni in Australia

QUT has been named Australia’s best young university in the Times Higher Education rankings announced tonight (24 June 2020).


9 July

Online Lunch and Learn with QUT foundry

JOIN US DURING SEMESTER BREAK with guest speaker Wesley Huffstutter.  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 9th July

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

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

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.