Our entrepreneur communities

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

Your involvement in the QUT foundry will allow you to achieve your entrepreneurial goals 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 community, no matter what you’re studying at QUT.

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Resources

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

Coaching and mentoring

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.

Book a session

Find your community

Our community is a place to connect with like-minded individuals from all areas of the university interested in the world of entrepreneurship.

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

Our Community coffee and Open houses event will begin running again later this semester.

Find your community

Our community is a place to connect with like-minded individuals from all areas of the university interested in the world of entrepreneurship.

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

Community coffee

Opportunity for students and staff across campus to connect socially over coffee with the foundry team and our entrepreneurial community. Alternating between campuses and held fortnightly on a Tuesday.

  • Gardens Point campus: 10-11am monthly commencing 10 March at Merlo Coffee, V Block
  • Kelvin Grove campus: 10-11am monthly commencing 25 February at Beadles on the Quad, T Block

Open houses

Meet the team, tour the space and find out about our free membership benefits.

  • Gardens Point campus: Thursday weekly from 10-11am
  • Kelvin Grove campus: Monday weekly from 1-2pm
  • The Precinct: Second Wednesday of the month from 10.30-1.30pm.

Locations

If you're a student or staff member and want to talk with one of our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence or looking for entrepreneurship resources, visit our resources online hub, QUT Orbit.

QUT Orbit online resource platform

Gardens Point

Our Gardens Point location in B Block, Level 2, is a dedicated student-centered 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.

Kelvin Grove

Our recently opened Kelvin Grove location, located in the library at R Block, Level 2, is an open access student-centred entrepreneurship space. It's a multi-purpose, changeable area for co-working, mentor sessions, community meetups and events.

The Precinct

The Precinct, located on level one at the T.C. Beirne building on Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley, is designed for more mature entrepreneurship teams. This space gives invited participants a concierge environment to connect with other innovative businesses and professionals.

Events

14 September - 30 November

QUT Entrepreneurship's Online Pitchmasters

Just like Toastmasters only better! This ongoing fortnightly workshop will focus on the practice of pitching and develop participants' public speaking and communication skills. 

Where: Online

Event details

15 September - 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

Event details

24 September

Online Lunch and Learn with QUT Entrepreneurship

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 24th September

Where: Online

Event details

29 September - 1 October

Ignite Program - from validated idea to business model

Ignite is a three day intensive program designed to take individuals or teams with a validated idea for a new venture through the process of determining their business model and market entry strategy.

Where: Online

Event details

30 September

QUT Hack for Health

Do you want to solve wicked health problems and work on big social issues? Do you want to build the entrepreneurial skills and mindset to have real impact on the world?

When: 9:00am - 5:00pm 30th September

Where: Online

Event details

1 October

Online Lunch and Learn with QUT Entrepreneurship

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 1st October

Where: Online

Event details

Become a member

As a QUT foundry member, you could have seven day a week access to the building, be invited to exclusive events and programs, and receive specialised support.

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

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.

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. 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.