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.


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.

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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


21 Sep 2020

SoilCyclers gives soil a second chance

Soil recycling may be an overlooked player in the quest for sustainable business practices, but it’s one of the most important. We talk to Founder and Managing Director of SoilCyclers, Alison Price.  

28 Sep 2020

Countdown to STEM Camp 2020

The QUT Young Accelerators STEM Camp is a fun and challenging experience for high-achieving Year 11 students to accelerate their understanding and exposure to research and innovation in STEM.


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

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

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

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

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

7 October - 2 December

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.  

Where: Online

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.