QUT foundry

Our entrepreneurship communities

Create your business, side hustle or social enterprise in an entrepreneurial community at our QUT foundry.

Your involvement in the QUT foundry will give you invaluable experiences to make your entrepreneurial goals come to light and future-proof your career. Our members have created successful businesses and pitched to real business leaders. You too could find your entrepreneurial calling and benefit from our QUT foundry community, no matter what you’re studying at QUT.

The QUT foundry team.

Entrepreneur coaching

The QUT foundry ensures you don't have to choose between your studies or your entrepreneurial business.

We offer coaching support from:

  • community managers
  • entrepreneurs in residence
  • mentors.

Find your community

Our QUT foundry communities are a place to connect with like-minded individuals from all aspects of the university who are interested in the world of entrepreneurship.

You don't have to come with an idea - you just need to bring an open mind to entrepreneurship and collaboration.


Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove

Our Gardens Point location in B Block, Level 2, is a dedicated student-centred entrepreneurship space. It's a multi-purpose, changeable area which includes computer labs, collaborative and working spaces, and a kitchen in a lively atmosphere. You’ll be able to participate in our workshops, programs and events.

Our Kelvin Grove location will be opening in 2020.

The Precinct

Our QUT foundry at The Precinct in Fortitude Valley is designed for more mature entrepreneurship teams. This space will give invited participants a concierge environment to connect with other innovative businesses and professionals in Fortitude Valley.

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.


Programs include QUT Big Idea competition, Startup Matchup, Indigenous Entrepreneurship, and social impact programs.


Benefit from mentoring sessions with our experienced entrepreneur in residence.

Extended access

You could have 7 days a week access to the QUT foundry, depending on your level of involvement.

Become a member

As a QUT foundry member, you’ll have access to the building, be invited to specialised events and programs, and receive specialised support.

Submit your expression of interest to start your QUT foundry journey.

McKeeley Makin added the entrepreneurship university-wide minor to her Bachelor of Business (Marketing) degree.

Add entrepreneurship to your degree

Set your studies apart and add an entrepreneurship minor to your degree.

With our entrepreneurship minor, you'll be supplementing your studies as well as your business ventures by crafting your entrepreneurial mindset. These courses focus on creativity, resilience, innovation, key drivers for success and personal development as an entrepreneur.

Contact us

Contact us to find out how we can assist you in making your entrepreneurial ideas a reality.