Cardly

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

7 Music Tech Disruptors in Australia

No longer confined to the physical limitations of instrumental and audio devices, the field of music tech is concentrating less on the improvement of tangible objects and sound, and more on fast tracking the creative process and integrating tech to reimagine the way they work. With a surge of virtual reality, predictive ... More

cea team

Year in review

The Coterie Our coworking space, The Coterie has recently welcomed a swell of new members from all professions including writers, filmmakers, graphic designers, business owners, media agencies and of course, our latest Hot DesQ cohort. A number of long standing office teams have graduated, including Alpha Digital, an ... More

Former RM Williams chief Hamish Turner to join Queensland Creative Enterprise startup incubator

The former chief executive and managing director of iconic Australian footwear brand RM Williams has joined the Queensland University of Technology’s Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) startup hub, where he hopes to help fill the gaps for young entrepreneurs breaking into the creative tech and fashion space. Hamish ... More

Alan Jones Joins CEA as Entrepreneur in Residence for Collider Accelerator

Courtesy of Startup Daily Prolific angel investor and BlueChilli advisor Alan Jones will next year join QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) as entrepreneur in residence for its creative tech accelerator, Collider. In this role, Jones said he will focus on supporting founders to develop their brand voice, provide ... More

Kusaga

Kusaga: Australia’s top eco activ-ists

The average cotton T-shirt takes about 2700 litres of water to produce (some 38 bathtubs full). But one Australian brand is on a mission to change that – having already managed to get the water required in production of its wears down to less than 1% of that number, as well as eliminating harmful chemicals and pesticides ... More

Creatively Squared

Entrepreneur Ruth Stephensen develops startup Creatively Squared and wins plaudits

APRIL 2016 STARTING FROM SCRATCH I’ve done it. I have started my own creative hub on Instagram. I’ve been looking for the perfect outlet to inspire myself and connect with other creatives, and there was nothing that quite fit the bill, so with a like-minded friend we just built one! I’ve named it Creatively ... More

Gloria Dulcie

Brisbane-based Gloria Dulcie’s move to onshore production

When Gloria Dulcie founder and designer Alexandra Coleborn describes her label, she says with affirmation that it’s a collection of quality pieces with a poetic touch. The brand, just clocking over two years in production, was inspired by over 10 years in fashion, art and design, as well as years of her travelling ... More

Media Mortar

Interview with Hannah Statham, Founder of Media Mortar

What do you do when you’ve reached the top of your career ladder? Bask in the knowledge that you’ve accomplished such a great feat? Breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that life’s challenges, at least career-wise, now cease to trouble you? If you’re Hannah Statham, you pack your bags, collect your client list and ... More

Stepping Up Her Start-up With SoilCyclers

Alison Price is the founder and Managing Director of SoilCyclers Pty Ltd – a mobile soil recycling and amelioration specialist for the construction, waste and mining industries. While the business started as a means to give Alison’s husband and his former boss something to do, it has grown to become a full-scale ... More