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We’re Hiring: Investment Fund Intern

The Investment Fund Intern will be responsible for supporting CEA’s Investment Team in administration, research and promotion activities for CEA’s Creative Tech Ventures Fund (CTV Fund). Creative tech touches our lives every day. It is at the intersection of creativity and technology. The CTV Fund will focus on ... More


Virgin Startup Program founder Ian Mason on the two things startups need to help them scale

The founder of Virgin’s Startup Program says he can see a lot of potential in Aussie founders but he believes more support is needed locally to help startups scale up and move beyond the “small business” stage. Ian Mason is the former head of development for the Startup Program, which was founded five years ago as ... More

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“There’s too much blind faith”: Is it time to stop idolising entrepreneurs like Elon Musk?

Startup founders like Tesla chief executive Elon Musk are often held up as a paragon of the tech scene, with founders hanging off his every word and striving to emulate his every move. But recent actions by the founder has raised a difficult question for many entrepreneurs: is this really who you want to look up to? In ... More


QUT Creative Enterprise Australia appoints new CEO

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) is delighted to announce the appointment of its new CEO as the company prepares for a number of major strategic developments in creative tech. Mark Gustowski has been a key member of CEA’s Executive and Leadership team since January 2016 and has been acting in the role of CEO ... More


How Virgin StartUp’s UK accelerator helped Peppermint’s founder strengthen her ‘why’

Kelley Sheenan, the Brisbanite behind Peppermint – an independent fashion and lifestyle magazine with a focus on sustainability – recently returned from London where she participated in StepUp, a mini-accelerator program run by Richard Branson’s Virgin StartUp (VSU). [Related: Winning Creative3 Pitch helped ... More

Virgin Accelerator

Brisbane startup to attend Richard Branson’s Virgin Accelerator program

Virgin Accelerator is a not-for-profit organisation that supports entrepreneurs across the United Kingdom who are looking to start and grow a business with advice, funding and mentoring. Brisbane’s very own Peppermint Magazine was selected by CEA to take part in the exclusive world-class mini-accelerator, StepUp. ... More

Virgin StartUp Program

Brisbane startup attends Richard Branson’s Virgin accelerator program

Brisbane startup attends Richard Branson's Virgin StartUp Program April 3, 2018 - QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) continues to solidify its partnership with Richard Branson’s Virgin StartUp (VSU) and its UK based mini-accelerator program. VSU is a not-for-profit organisation that supports entrepreneurs ... More

Opportunities for Australian startups in the Asian market

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 ... More

Startup Weekend Creative Tech 2018

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 ... More


Digital greeting card startup Cardly raises $230,000 from QUT Creative Enterprise Australia

Having last year walked away from a $250,000 deal with Naomi Simson brokered on the set of Shark Tank, Melbourne-founded digital greeting card startup Cardly has raised $230,000 in a seed funding round led by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA). The funding comes as the startup looks to invest in artificial intell... More