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

Brisbane startup to attend Richard Branson’s Virgin Accelerator program

VSU 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. Peppermint’s ... More

Brisbane startup attends Richard Branson’s Virgin accelerator program

Brisbane startup attends Richard Branson's Virgin accelerator 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

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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

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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