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

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

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

6 May 2021

QUT Giving Day May 2021

On Thursday, 20 May 2021, QUT will host its third Giving Day, a fundraiser to ‘Imagine what’s next’. One of the causes to donate to is QUT Budding Entrepreneurs Scholarship.

7 Mar 2021

Inspiring women: Meet QUT's budding entrepreneurs

QUT has welcomed its first cohort of Budding Entrepreneur Scholars – four talented young women who have each secured a $24,000 scholarship to help them through their studies and on their entrepreneurial journey.

Events

26 May

Accelerator for Enterprising Women Summit

The Accelerator for Enterprising Women Summit - Turn your passion into your profession!

When: 10:00am - 2:00pm 26th May

Where: KG-E550, QUT Education Precinct, E Block Level 5, Kelvin Grove campus

13 May

Online Lunch and Learn with QUT Entrepreneurship with Megan Redfern.

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 13th May

Where: Online

18 May

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 18th May

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

20 May

Online Lunch and Learn with QUT Entrepreneurship with Murray Decker

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 20th May

Where: Online

2 June

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 2nd June

Where: Online

7 - 14 July

QUT Entrepreneurship T minus 6 Bootcamp

The 6 day innovation bootcamp that will SPARK your ideas, FUEL your creativity and IGNITE your business. 

Where: QUT Gardens Point

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.