Mark Gustowski

Meet the creative start-up kings

If you run a creative start-up, you need to know about the Queensland University of Technology's hub for creative start-ups, Creative Enterprise Australia. It's thought to be one of the only facilities of its kind in the country dedicated to early-stage ventures pursuing creative enterprises. Mark Gustowski is the ... More

Fashion Accelerator designers

5 Designers You Need To Know Now

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) is set to unveil the five faces shaking up Australian fashion on August 18. Lorraine White (Whitelane), Kathrin Bonfigt (Miss Summer), Evie Willsteed (Genkstasy), Alexandra Coleborn (Gloria Dulcie) and Tahlia Bowie (Bowie Empire) are the five names who will headline an event by ... More

Co-Founders Scott Thomas & Ruth Stephensen

The online collective encouraging everyday artistry through creative challenges

Creatively Squared is a business which proves that starting small can lead to big things. The brainchild of Ruth Stephensen, who is now the Founder and Creative Director, Creatively Squared connects creative people with businesses searching for a creative boost. Regular creative challenges, along with sponsored compet... More

CEA Fashion Accelerator

Breakout Australian designers unveil collection to fashion industry heavyweights

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) is set to unveil the five faces shaking up the Australian fashion landscape as they dominate the catwalk before a judging panel of some of the biggest industry names in fashion on August 18. CEA’s Fashion Accelerator will showcase the new ranges from their exceptionally talented ... More

Scott Millar

Interview with Scott Millar, Founder and CEO of Bop Industries

At only just sixteen years of age, Scott Millar, founder of Bop Industries, has already carved his name into the Brisbane startup scene. Originating from a school assignment, Bop Industries has grown from a key ring project into a promising holographic projection company, which might arguably be one of the most bizarre ... More

Alpha Digital Agency

Interview with Matt Cooper, Founder of Alpha Digital

With an eclectic background in justice studies, philosophy and film, Matt Cooper, Founder of Alpha Digital, has taken a rather unconventional route into the world of entrepreneurship. More

Virgin Startup Program

Interview with Ian Mason from Virgin Startup

Ian Mason is the Head of Development for Virgin Start Up, the Sir Richard Branson’s not for profit organisation for entrepreneurs. Launched in 2013, the Start Up program was created to not only promote entrepreneurship in the UK but to provide support, advice and investment to early stage businesses. More

Ian Mason with Richard Branson

Comparing Brisbane’s start-up ecosystem

The only way to truly get to know a place, to truly understand what is happening on the ground, is to immerse one’s self in every facet of it. I only had a week, and so, from the minute I flicked my phone off flight mode, I was eager to get going. I messaged my friend, who had offered to pick me up from the airport, to ... More

Ren Butler

Interview with Ren Butler, Founder of Whisky Social

Ren is the current Entrepreneur in Residence at Blue Chilli, Melbourne, and in her spare time (if any) manages, ‘The Whisky Social’, an organisation for whisky enthusiasts. Recently, Ren spent the week with our Collider Accelerator Program attendees and offered advice on how early stage startups can best shape their business model and create the perfect pitch. More

Collider Investor Therapy Session

Recently QUT CEA hosted a panel event for our creative startups. Fronted by Peter Loy, Founder and Managing Partner at Flywheel Ventures, the panel comprised of Angel Investors from different industries. More