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

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