QUT Entrepreneurship

Develop your entrepreneurial capability with QUT. When you study or collaborate with us, you'll have access to a wealth of high-level entrepreneur expertise, resources and networking opportunities.

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, we 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 which builds 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.

Waste Maker Day 2019 hosted by QUT Entrepreneurship.
QUT foundry provides spaces for student-centred entrepreneurship initiatives.

QUT foundry

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

The QUT foundry is our student-centred entrepreneurship initiative; a place and 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 entrepreneur in residence and community managers
  • networking and collaboration with like-minded people.
Discover the QUT foundry


7 Jan 2020

New entrepreneurial top talent flying ahead at MIT to boost business skills

Clever creators from QUT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem are being given a flying start to the new year with a two-week educational trip to MIT, the world’s leading university in creating founders of businesses.

22 Oct 2019

Entrepreneurship at the heart of QUT with the QUT foundry

Entrepreneurship is at the heart of QUT and the QUT foundry is the place where it beats loudest. The start-up space, housed almost at the front door of the university’s city campus, hosts over 300 students whose activity ranges from dropping into almost full-time occupation.


13 - 15 March

Startup Weekend: NextGen

In just three days, experience the exhilaration of building a startup that could change the world!Delivered by QUT Entrepreneurship and QUT Creative Enterprise Australia. Startup weekend is ideal if you want to test out your ideas or get a taste of life as an entrepreneur. 

Where: QUT Gardens Point campus

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.

Add entrepreneurship to your degree

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.

Entrepreneurship minor

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.

Contact us

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