QUT Starters was established mid-2014 in response to the growing relevance of modern methodologies in both start-ups and organisations. 

In 2015, QUT Starters hosted a series of workshops throughout the semester, accredited through QUT's Leadership, Development & Innovation program. The workshops provided students with tools to help grow their business or bring ideas to life.

Early 2016, we supported and guided 19 startups to get from idea to reality in 30 days through a program called Startup Hatch. Then in August, we ran a legal hackathon alongside The Legal Forecast called Disrupting Law. 


We believe in lean and fail fast methodologies. We are a student run society supporting students from all disciplines who have interest in discovering their inner entrepreneur. We do this through connecting with the local start-up community, industry, running workshops and hosting events.

In addition to workshops, QUT Starters hosts a number of events including a launch parties, opportunities to network and collaborative based projects. Our role is to provide you with opportunities to network with serial entrepreneurs, form teams, receive feedback, and resources to help you grow. We want to support you in a safe environment to get your idea to reality.

who is it for?

QUT Starters is a group within Queensland University of Technology that fosters a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. While the group is primarily made up of current QUT Students, it is open to all staff, alumni, faculties and other interested parties.

If you are entrepreneur, a budding entrepreneur, or you're just curious about startups in general, we have something for you. At our heart, we are building a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship based at QUT. If that sounds like something you want to be a part of, then this is for you.