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)


QUT foundry

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

The QUT foundry is our student-centred entrepreneurship initiative; an in-person and virtual 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.

Find out more


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


7 Dec 2020

Meet the entrepreneur: Molly Benjamin

Molly Benjamin is on a mission to empower women to take control of their financial future. Founder of Ladies Finance Club (Australia and UK), Molly graduated from QUT in 2010 with a Bachelor of Mass Communications (Public Relations and Media Studies). As part of our entrepreneurial alumni profile series, Molly shared some insights from her Ladies Finance Club journey. 

27 Aug 2020

Meet our Entrepreneurs: Aaron Birkby

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 Aaron Birkby.  


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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.


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.