Collider Accelerator
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Collider Accelerator | Home of Creative Tech

This is not just another accelerator. Collider is one of a kind. We bring you the brightest minds from across the globe to drive your startup growth.

Collider Accelerator is an intensive three month program tailored to the verticals of creative tech, followed by an optional two months of support for execution and growth.

You will be coached by world class mentors and learn from domain experts while being surrounded by a like-minded creative community. As part of the accelerator, you will receive pre-seed investment of $30,000 in exchange for 4% equity and meet strategic investors including angels, seed and Series A.

This Australian first approach has been designed by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) who have a 10 year track record in developing creative tech ventures. You’ll be based at Coterie | 9 - an award winning facility embedded in the Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin Grove.

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Key Dates

  • Applications Open: 22 January 2018
  • Roadshow: 30 January - 21 February 2018
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  • Applications Close: 26 February 2018
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  • Selection Bootcamp: 19-20 March 2018
  • Program Commencement: 16 April 2018
  • Demo Day: 5 July 2018
  • Program Concludes: 19 September 2018

Are You Creative Tech?

Creative tech touches our lives every day. It is the intersection where creativity meets technology. We are looking for early stage creative tech ventures who are prepared to evolve and have the potential to go global. If you are capturing a unique opportunity, we want to hear from you. Creative Tech

Program Features

  • Global Facilitators: Deep domain experts sharing tools, tips and tricks.
  • Tailored Program: A 12 week intensive specifically for creative tech.
  • Mentorship: 1-on-1 strategic coaching with world class mentors.
  • Asia Immersion: 8-10 days embedded in the Asian ecosystem.
  • Coworking Space: Desk space in an award winning facility.
  • Connections: Opening doors to global partners, customers, and investors.
  • Cash Investment: Seed funding of $30,000.
  • Accountability: Supporting you to set and exceed your growth goals.
  • Creative Network: Surround yourself with like-minded creatives.
Entrepreneur in Residence
Alan Jones

Alan Jones

Startup Advocate and Angel Investor

Alan Jones

As a seasoned Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR), investor, tech entrepreneur and mentor, Alan has advised hundreds of Australian startups.

Originally a content producer for Microsoft’s Sidewalk city guide startup and then Product Director South Asia for Yahoo! Inc, Alan later became a founding investor in Pollenizer, Startmate and Blackbird Ventures.

Alan has advised founders in startup accelerators BlueChilli, Startmate and Catalysr, as well as working as an EiR for KPMG’s High Growth Ventures team.

As the EiR for CEA’s Collider 2018 Accelerator, Alan will combine his investment, mentoring, startup and tech experience to support the next crop of creative tech founders.

The Collider Accelerator brings Alan back to his roots of working with high growth focussed creative entrepreneurs across verticals including AR, VR, wearables, gaming, fashion tech, marketplaces, machine learning and digital media.

Your Mentors and Collider Team

Ben Sharp

Former Vice President APAC, AdRoll
Ian Mason

Ian Mason

Head of Development, Virgin StartUp

Atlanta Daniel

Investment Director, Blue Sky Venture Capital
Chris Saad

Chris Saad

Former Head of Product, Uber Development Platform
Ren Butler

Ren Butler

Entrepreneur in Residence, BlueChilli
Ian Perkins

Ian Perkins

CEO & Chief Strategic Advisor at Blurb Consulting

Gretta Van Riel

Founder, Hey Influencers
Mark Gustowski, Acting CEO/ Executive Manager, Startups & Business Incubation

Mark Gustowski

Program Director, CEA
Shelli Trung, Expert in Residence (ExIR)

Shelli Trung

Investment Fund Manager, CEA
Philippe Ceulen, Programs and Engagement Manager

Philippe Ceulen

Program Manager, CEA
Christina Jones, Marketing and Communications Manager

Christina Jones

Communications Manager, CEA
Timothy Hui, Projects & Community Co-ordinator

Timothy Hui

Program Coordinator, CEA

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Alumni of Collider | 1


The Afternoon Alma and Bramble BLKTATU

Carisma Creatively Squared Peekal

Sortal Shimble Trnding
"I found the Collider Accelerator life changing. It taught me so much about starting a company, maintaining focus and thinking globally. The speakers and mentors were diverse and presented alternative experiences and points of view that are lessons that we can draw on when we need them. " - Majella Edwards, Cofounder of Sortal
"The CEA Collider Accelerator gave me the skills to take my ambitions further. The mash up of founders and mentors was extremely beneficial in helping me to realise what I needed to do and all in a caring and supportive environment. " - Clinton Burchat, Founder of BLKTATU
"Participating in the Collider Accelerator program has been an intense learning experience, which has given me tools to use no matter what direction the business takes. " - Mathilde Bach Stougaard, Founder of Alma & Bramble

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