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Dr Baden U'Ren

Level 3, Building 2, Bond Business School, Bond University

Professional biography

Baden is a nationally recognised entrepreneurship educator, having led Bond University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation disciplines for over a decade. He is the Director of Bond’s Commercialisation Centre, building entrepreneurial capability across campus through curriculum, workshops, immersions and events. His background is in commercial banking (NAB) and private equity (QIC), and he is a regular contributor to conferences, community events and the media on the topics of disruption, innovation and the entrepreneurial method.

Professional appointments

  • Cofounder - BlockGrain
  • Cofounder - Pet Wellness Centres
  • Mission Leader – Startup Catalyst
  • Regional Policy Advisory Board Member - Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland
  • Grant Assessors Panel Member - Queensland Government

Teaching expertise

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Business Models

Teaching awards

  • 2016 Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
  • 3 x Dean's Awards for Teaching Excellence
  • 2008 Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
  • 2016 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2016 Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Through Sustained Innovation



  • Doctor of Philosophy, Bond University
  • Master of Business Administration (with High Distinction), Bond University
  • Master of Finance (with High Distinction), Bond University
  • Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance), RMIT