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, our award-winning programs 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 with global collaborations that build 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.

Year in review

Over 2020, the QUT Entrepreneurship team supported students and staff and turned all resources and support outwards to the entrepreneurial community. We rose up to undertake impactful and purposeful activity, including new programs to introduce, educate and expose many to entrepreneurship.

Download QUT Entrepreneurship Year in Review 2020 (PDF file, 4.2 MB)

Resources

Orbit

Take your entrepreneur know-how to the next level with our resource digital platform, QUT Orbit.

You can book an appointment with one of our entrepreneurs-in-residence or mentors, explore in-depth entrepreneur resources or find a job with a startup.

QUT Orbit

News

27 Jul 2021

QUT appointments to support Queensland entrepreneurial ecosystem

Pursuing entrepreneurial initiatives at university and beyond have been given extra support with the appointment of QUT Professor Rowena Barrett  Pro Vice-Chancellor (Entrepreneurship) to a new state-based advisory council.

28 Jun 2021

Report spotlights jobs of the future and economic areas of growth

A report investigating nine areas of growth crucial for Queensland’s future economy and the emerging job opportunities has been prepared by QUT and CSIRO researchers.

Events

4 August

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.  

When: 6:00pm - 7:00pm 4th August

Where: Online

5 August

Online Lunch and Learn with QUT Entrepreneurship with Bernie Thorpe - Change Management

Zoom in with your lunch, your questions and, your hunger to learn about entrepreneurship.  Join the informal lunchtime learning session where you can listen to, and chat with, industry experts who'll share their entrepreneurial knowledge and experience.

When: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 5th August

Where: Online

10 August

QUT Entrepreneurship Community Coffee

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

When: 10:00am - 11:00am 10th August

Where: Merlo's Coffee, Gardens Point campus & Beadles on the Quad, Kelvin Grove Campus

9 - 19 August

FUEL

QUT Entrepreneurship's FUEL is an innovation program that will give you the processes and tools to take a problem to prototype.

12 August

Online Lunch and Learn with QUT Entrepreneurship with Vanessa Bennett - Next Evolution Performance

Zoom in with your lunch, your questions and, your hunger to learn about entrepreneurship.  Join the informal lunchtime learning session where you can listen to, and chat with, industry experts who'll share their entrepreneurial knowledge and experience.

When: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 12th August

Where: Online

19 August

Online Lunch and Learn with QUT Entrepreneurship with Ken Perera - Product Lead, Skedulo

Zoom in with your lunch, your questions and, your hunger to learn about entrepreneurship.  Join the informal lunchtime learning session where you can listen to, and chat with, industry experts who'll share their entrepreneurial knowledge and experience.

When: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 19th August

Where: Online

Embedding entrepreneurship

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.

Majors and units

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.

Scholarships

To support budding student entrepreneurs, we offer a generous scholarship for innovative individuals who are engaged in their passion for entrepreneurial action.

QUT Budding Entrepreneur Scholarship

Contact us

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