UQ Idea Hub

The University of Queensland alumnus Jen Geale understands all too well the road ahead of up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

The School of Economics (’08) graduate, Telstra Business Award winner and co-founder of e-commerce startup Mountain Bikes Direct recently gave her time and advice to a group of eager UQ Idea Hub students.

Ms Geale’s guest presentation – covering her career journey and the ups and downs of startups – was part of one of six workshops offered to students in the program. Her fellow guest speaker was none other than UQ Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) alumnus and Shark Tank judge Glen Richards, who gave tips on pitching to investors.

When the call came, Ms Geale said she jumped at the chance to give back to her alma mater.

“I was so excited that UQ had invested in a program to help entrepreneurial students explore different pathways,” she said.