QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) announces finalists for Creative3 event

August 8th,  2018 QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) is thrilled to announce its pitch finalists for this year’s Creative3 Pitch event.

Australia’s Emerging Creative Startup, four outstanding startups will pitch before a community of investors, corporates, thought leaders and change makers from the creative industries.

Announcing the four finalists for 2018:

Can’t Sleep App: an alumni from CEA’s 2018 Collider Accelerator, this startup provides a unique platform that offers unlimited real-time composed, personalised music for sleep. Can’t Sleep App is an easy, convenient solution to poor sleep without any side effects or lifestyle changes. The Can’t Sleep app’s music is composed in real-time so it never repeats, never gets boring and never gets distracting. Users are able to tailor the music to their preference and this personalisation improves the experience and effectiveness of the music.

World’s Biggest Garage Sale (WBGS): a Brisbane based startup that designs solutions to commercialise the circular economy through the activation of dormant goods for good. WBGS maximises the value of goods already in the economy, through resale, recycling, repurposing, rehoming, renewing, restoring and recommerce. In doing so, the startup diverts landfill, drawing wealth from waste and creating jobs.

Theright.fit: is an online company that simplifies the task of casting, booking, and paying models and other talent. The startup reduces costs and improves the productivity of the talent industry and also improves the opportunity for talent to take part in the process. Theright.fit disrupts the status quo among talent agencies and their clients. Traditionally clients needed an agency to book talent for their campaign. The theright.fit enables clients to have direct access to a wide variety of talent, to be specific in their requests, set budgets and be guided by a talent rating system.

ANTI: are a team of snow-crazy entrepreneurs that are passionate about making safety gear something that is far better to use, and way cooler. They don’t think it’s right that it’s 2018 and helmets still don’t fit many people, and that many find them so uncomfortable and cumbersome that they choose not to wear one. Helmets are life saving devices. Nobody drives without seatbelts, so why do people shred without helmets? Anti believes that the answer to this lies in comfort, ease of use and fit.

Creative3 Pitch will send the winning Aussie startup to the exclusive Virgin StartUp (VSU) mini accelerator, StepUp, in London. Following their week long intensive, they will travel to Copenhagen to represent Australia as part of the global initiative for creative entrepreneurship and innovation at the Global Creative Business Cup finals (CBC).

Since 2010 Creative3 Pitch has highlighted some extraordinary emerging talent including Citizen Wolf, Bluethumb, Storyboard and Creatively Squared.

Last year’s winner Creatively Squared, co-founded by husband and wife team, Ruth Stephensen and Scott Thomas, had quite the year. Before wowing the audience with the winning pitch, they’d just completed their first accelerator, Collider. Creatively Squared connects brands to photographers to create striking visual content. Their mission is to help companies save time and improve their customer engagement through producing tailored and inspiring images.

Chief Executive Officer for CEA, Mark Gustowski, says he’s really proud of the calibre of talent that Creative3 attracts each and every year.

“The prizes that will be awarded are literally a once-in-a-lifetime chance for a standout company to put themselves on a global stage”.

“We’re very proud to be able to offer these opportunities to the winner of Creative3 Pitch. The stories behind the finalists this year are very compelling – at this stage it would be very difficult to forecast the potential victor. We can’t wait to see which startup takes the top spot as winner of Creative3 Pitch 2018,” says Mr. Gustowski.

The Creative3 Pitch finals form part of the larger Creative3 event which is now in its ninth year and celebrates the intersection of creativity, business and investment.

Speakers at this year’s Creative3 event are Canva Cofounder Cameron Adams; Writer, Television Presenter, and self-confessed ‘design nerd’, Tim Ross, CEO of global influencer firm, Althea Lim from Gushcloud International along with Amy Cosper, the Former EIC of Entrepreneurs magazine.

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