Student Connect Brisbane @ The Capital

Connecting students to jobs at startups and innovative companies in Brisbane

Thursday 4 October | 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM (formal event begins at 4:00 PM sharp) | The Capital, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane


Online registrations have closed for shortlisting. However, there are still spaces available for employers.

Registrations have closed for students.


A unique speed-networking event to connect students looking for early graduate roles or casual or part time jobs while they study to businesses needing their skills. Our stats show that around half the businesses who participate find suitable students at our events.

This event is open to students from all universities, TAFEs and accredited business and industry colleges.


If you’re a student: This event is an opportunity for students with digital STEM, business, marketing, research and creative skills to engage with some of Australia’s most innovative and high growth startups, SME’s, government agencies and corporates.

Important Note for students: By clicking on the button below you are applying for the event. Please note that this is not a confirmation of your attendance. To be accepted into the event, you must be shortlisted. The Ribit platform matches students based on what the employers ask for. We will let you know if you have been successful one week prior to the event by email. You can improve your chances by fully completing your profile.

If you’re an employer: If your business is looking for some of the best and brightest student talent across Queensland tertiary Institutions to support your business, don’t miss this event.

Ribit sources and matches students to attend the event based on the the skills and attributes you identify you need.

Around 80 -100 students typically attend our events. You’ll have the chance to formally interview a dozen or more students in our curated, highly efficient 75 minute speed dating session, and network informally afterwards.


  • 3:30 PM: Check-in
  • 3:40 PM: Pitch Coaching Workshop for students
  • 4:00 PM: Welcome & How it works
  • 4:10 PM: Employers 30-second Pitch & Mentor introductions
  • 4:25 PM: Speed networking begins (12 x 5 minute rounds)
  • 5:25 PM: Informal networking begins
  • 6:00 PM: Event ends


This is a free event. However registration and acceptance to participate is essential.


This event is brought to you by Brisbane Marketing, Study Brisbane and CSIRO Data61’s Ribit.

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Registrations have closed.


Here are some of the jobs on offer:

  • Junior software engineers and developers
  • Site reliability engineers
  • Data scientists and analysts
  • Front and back end programming (Python, Django, API, Database management)
  • Acoustic analysis
  • Operational & support roles
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning roles
  • Device design & electronics device coding
  • Creative designers
  • Digital marketing and content creation
  • Product managers


Ribit on Channel 9 News

“I really enjoyed the event, it was a great chance to network with people in the industry and other students, especially knowing that each company had some kind of job on offer and that they were just look for someone that fits. Even if you didn't have the skills needed, it was good talking with them and hearing what different aspects of the industry they were looking for. It definitely outlined what i needed to put more focus on learning so that i am more employable in the areas I'm interested in pursuing.” ~ Jordan Wallace, QUT

“A great opportunity for startups to meet student talent, we would love to see more events like this across more industries.” ~ Zaq Iqbal, Stocr