Entrepreneurship for startups

Start your entrepreneurial journey here

We offer support at every stage of your entrepreneurial journey. At UQ, you are among the world’s best researchers and brightest minds. You’re also part of a global community - from our resident entrepreneurs, mentors and startups to our network of international alumni and partnerships with businesses, universities and tech hubs worldwide.

Have an idea?

Find out how to take your idea to the prototype stage. UQ Idea Hub is a hands-on program that gives budding entrepreneurs the skills to create a startup, along with a secure co-working space and access to advice from our Entrepreneur in Residence. 

Start your journey


Test the market

Once you have developed your idea, you need to ensure there is a market for it. UQ Business School's Startup Academy helps entrepreneurs increase their chance of success by testing the market to validate their ideas and finding the right business model.

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Take it to the next level

UQ ilab can help you to turn your early-stage business into an investment-ready company with a validated market, early-stage product and initial income. You can also benefit from feedback from our Entrepreneur in Residence and other industry professionals.

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Looking for hands-on learning?

Whether you want to start a business or create change, UQ offers a range of programs and courses to develop the skills you need. Alongside your classroom learning, you can build practical experiences, and work alongside world-leading researchers in innovation and entrepreneurship.