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)



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


8 Sep 2021

Entrepreneurship report recommends growing regional opportunities

QUT researchers have highlighted a gap in entrepreneurial activity in Queensland regions not because people fear failure but rather, they do not see opportunities that exist.

24 Aug 2021

Double your chances: Entrepreneurs back scholarships for QUT students

Are you a Year 12 student destined for life as an entrepreneur? QUT is doubling its number of Budding Entrepreneur Scholarships on offer for 2022, thanks to a group of Queensland entrepreneurs and companies who are backing the next generation of talent.


21 September

QUT Entrepreneurship Community Coffee

Network with other entrepreneurs, share ideas and be inspired over coffee at Merlos or Beadles. 

When: 10:00am - 11:00am 21st September

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

23 September

Lunch and Learn with Jaz da Silva, co-founder of Relate

This week’s Lunch & Learn we have a conversation with Jaz da Silva, co-founder of Relate. 

When: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 23rd September

Where: Online

30 September

Lunch and Learn with Vibhor Pandey - Grandshake and bizartX

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 30th September

Where: Online

1 - 3 October


In this program, individuals and teams will be stepped through the process of determining a viable business model for a validated product or service. 

Where: QUT Kelvin Grove Campus, Brisbane

6 October

QUT Entrepreneurship Open Pitch Night

Pitch yourself, your idea, project, product, service or venture for feedback in an encouraging and inclusive environment.  

When: 6:00pm - 7:00pm 6th October

Where: Online

24 November - 1 December

T minus 6 Bootcamp

In this 6-day intensive, experiential immersion into entrepreneurship students, staff and alumni will collaborate to identify a problem worth solving and be stepped through the processes of validation, customer discovery, business model generation and launch. Led by our experienced Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, you'll be taken through and mentored along the end-to-end process of starting with an idea to igniting a venture. 

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.


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.