Uni students converge in Rocky for tips on starting their own company

Published:11 October 2016

Students from throughout CQUniversity’s national network have been invited to converge at the Rockhampton North campus from 21-23 October, for an intensive 72-hour boot camp to learn all about taking a great idea 'from start to start-up'.

Forty students will be selected to be part of the free weekend event offered by Advance Queensland in partnership with the 3 Day Startup (3DS) organisation and CQUniversity. Interested people are invited to watch a live feed of the event via .

3DS is an international non-profit entity that teaches university students the practical skills required to create something from the ground up, and learn what it takes to establish a company.

CQUniversity spokesperson Leslie Walker says that students participating in 3DS get to connect with talented people from a range of different backgrounds.

“They will form teams, develop an idea, conduct market research, talk to customers, and learn how to pitch their idea,” Ms Walker says.  

“We are excited to have members from Startup Capricorn coming along to mentor the teams over the weekend.  

"The mentors will provide important real-world knowledge and experience. The opportunities for networking will be invaluable to our students.  

"We are helping to develop this next generation of entrepreneurs to ensure fresh talent who can drive regional development for many years to come."  

Ms Walker says the event will be fully catered and a number of travel scholarships will be available for students outside Rockhampton who require assistance with travel and accommodation.  

"This is a unique event open to students from across the whole CQUniversity population – from STEPS, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Research Higher Degree Candidates – working in teams and sharing their different discipline expertise," Ms Walker says.  

Details are via .