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Celebration of Entrepreneurship

Risa Utama

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Risa is a business management and journalism student who first became interested in entrepreneurship after publishing her own children’s picture book in 2015. She later gained experience in the Brisbane startup ecosystem as a marketing officer before travelling to Singapore to work in youth development as an entrepreneurship facilitator.

Risa now works at the University of Queensland’s pre-incubator Idea Hub which provides entrepreneurship programs to aspiring student entrepreneurs. Risa’s role as an ambassador and facilitator involves visiting high schools to support students in developing entrepreneurship skills. She teaches topics from design thinking to pitching using an experiential learning approach.

Risa is passionate about inspiring students to reach their potential by introducing them to the world of entrepreneurship.