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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

Creative Tech trends in 2018

In light of creative tech giant Canva officially achieving ‘Unicorn’ status, we thought we’d ask some of Australia’s leading tech experts about what trends they expect to see in 2018. Collated are some predictions from this year’s esteemed Creative3 speakers. Interactive Storytelling I believe interactive storytelling for entertainment and brand ... More

Creative Talent Marketplace theright.fit Finds Investor In QUT Creative Enterprise Australia

 QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has announced its investment in creative talent marketplace theright.fit, founded by award-winning tech entrepreneur Taryn Williams. Williams (pictured above) heads up theright.fit as founder and CEO, and won the Tech category at B&T’s Women in Media Awards last year. She is also the founder and CEO of ... More

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia makes term sheets public

Though there may be more funding than ever before available to Australian startups, murmurs within the industry about founder-friendly investment terms – or lack thereof – have been relatively constant as the space has developed. In a bid for greater transparency, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has made the decision to publicly release the ... More

Brisbane’s emerging designers just got a big boost

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has partnered with The Australian Fashion Council (AFC) to bring the 'Curated' event to Brisbane. QUT has stated that decision was made in a bid to support local early stage and emerging fashion designers. The program has been conceptualised to guide fashion entrepreneurs in their business development through ... More

How to survive a Startup Weekend

You’ve arrived at your first ever Startup Weekend. The room is buzzing, the chatter is constant and you are pretty sure you just spied an untouched platter of pizza. Unlike the fast talking groups that have arrived together, you have decided to brave the unfamiliar and rock up completely alone. Now, you are faced with a sea of new faces…and choices. ... More

5 Australian creative tech startups that raised in 2017

In 2017, a record $230 million of venture capital was poured into Australian startups according to KPMG’s Venture Pulse Report. Here are just a few examples of some standout pioneers in creative tech that successfully closed a round of funding last year. Bluethumb Bluethumb is an online art marketplace that gives artists an opportunity to sell their ... More

Seed funds, mentoring available to creative startups via CEA’s Collider Accelerator

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has invited creative tech startups to apply for its Collider Accelerator are now open. Up to 11 emerging and highly-scalable companies will be selected for Collider, which is being spearheaded this year by Alan Jones, a founding investor in Pollenizer, Startmate and Blackbird Ventures. “CEA is really excited ... More

Australia’s first creative tech accelerator opens applications

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has opened applications for Collider Accelerator - an Australian first in the creative tech scene. Heading up the 2018 program is the new Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) Alan Jones who is revered as the most active Angel Investor in the country. Acting CEO Mark Gustowski says he’s been humbled to see how CEA ... More

Australia’s only creative tech startup weekend to be held by QUT CEA in Brisbane

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) will invite developers, designers, entrepreneurs and technologists to take their business idea from concept to launch at Brisbane’s Startup Weekend Creative Tech (SW) event on March 2-4. Now in its third year, SW will see entrepreneurs, mentors and investors travel from across Australia to attend the event which ... More