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Healthtech device facilitating early detection of dementia takes out creative tech Startup Weekend

Highlighting how wide the scope of creativetech is, a team working on a shoe sole with built-in technology that it hopes will be able to detect changes in the gait of the wearer to help identify the development of conditions including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s took out the top prize at the recent Startup Weekend at Creative Enterprise Australia. ... More

The leading women in Australia’s innovation ecosystem

The statistics around the number of women in the wider tech and innovation landscape – or lack thereof – are well-known. While there is still a significant way to go to level the playing field, the Australian innovation ecosystem is home to countless women doing fascinating things and hustling to build the community. Here are just some of the ... More

Medical startup wins marathon entrepreneur competition

A shoe that can detect the development of Alzheimer's and dementia was the idea that won the QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (QUTCEA) Startup Weekend Creative Tech competition. Solus Health, the six person team behind the ingenious idea, beat out a record number of 46 pitches to be crowned the winning startup. The company, in the 54 hour marathon ... More

Startup behind wearable device for detecting cognitive decline win 54 hour pitch marathon

The brains behind medtech startup Solus Health outpitched 46 other founding teams to secure victory at the 54-hour Creative Tech competition, held at Techstar’s recent Startup Weekend in Brisbane (2-5 March).  The winning startup is developing a shoe sole embedded with technology that detects changes in the gait of the wearer’s feet, with the aim ... More

2018 Startup Weekend Creative Tech Winner Announced

PRESS RELEASE – March 5, 2018 A team of six enthusiastic entrepreneurs took home the winning title at last weekend’s 54 hour marathon Startup Weekend Creative Tech competition. Solus Health beat out a record number of 46 pitches and was crowned the winning startup before a crowd of nearly 130 participants. The judging panel appointed by QUT ... More

Brisbane mum designs cycling gear for curvy women

Brisbane mother and recent cycling convert Barbara Spooner was disheartened when she first went scouting for cycling gear. The 55-year-old had taken up the sport a few years ago and was frustrated by the tight cycling shirts available for women. “I am not a size 8,” she said. “(If) I have to go buy something I have to get a 2XL. “I would go ... More

Why Australian startups should forget Silicon Valley and leverage new opportunities in Asia

It’s a startling experience to arrive at work, only to realise that my entire team had suddenly taken two weeks of undeclared leave. I was working in Cambodia, and had I been more aware of the culture, I would have known that my team was celebrating their New Year. It’s not an official holiday, hence why I wasn’t aware of it, but it’s customary ... More

Judges announced for Australia’s only creative tech startup weekend

February 22, 2018 - A judging panel with a combined total of over 80 years business, startup and investment experience has been announced for Australia’s only creative tech Startup Weekend (SW) on March 2-4. Startup Weekend Facilitator and Programs Manager for QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) Philippe Ceulen said this year’s panel is the most ... More

Building your dream team: Hipster, Hacker & Hustler

First coined by AKQA’s Chief Technology Officer Rei Inamoto, the ‘Hipster, Hacker, Hustler’ theory specifies that three types of people are needed in order for a company to succeed. We take a closer look at some modern day examples of this, and why a Minimum Viable Team makes for such a winning formula. The Hipster Identifiable by their trendy ... More

How to survive a Startup Weekend

By Shelli Trung Startup Weekend events are now a staple of Australia’s startup ecosystem. There were over 20 last year, ranging from agtech through to female founder events. It’s getting bigger too. By the first week of March this year, there will have already been six Startup Weekends. For those still unfamiliar with the concept, you essentially ... More