Do you have a bright idea that could disrupt an industry? Know how to turn problems into solutions? Think you have what it takes to launch a business idea in a weekend? Then, listen up.
QUT Creative Enterprise Australia will once again host Australia’s only Startup Weekend for Creative Tech!
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where hackers, hustlers and hipsters from creative and tech come together to make their business idea a reality. It’s a high energy weekend, where you’ll be able to meet new people, pitch an idea or join a team, and launch a business, all in one weekend!
Join forces with other developers, designers, entrepreneurs and technologists to build real solutions to the world’s most pressing problems in just one crazy weekend and get a taste of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur! Fuelled by knowledge, passion, enthusiasm (and some great food and drink!), it’s a fantastic way to make great ideas happen. So come join us, and bring your idea to life!
In its simplest form, creative tech is the intersection of creative enterprise with technology. It combines technology, psychology, art and design to create immersive, personalised and multi-sensory experiences. Through the interplay of cross-cutting ideas in art, fashion, screen, advertising, product design, digital media, multimedia, games, computing, robotics, engineering and electronics, creative-tech is connecting the physical and digital world in completely new ways.
Areas where creative entrepreneurs are at the forefront of tech adoption include:
Right across the sector, creative tech startups are continually one step ahead of the zeitgeist as new technology is developed with a creative mindset. While the potential of this new arena is still being fully realised, already companies including Canva, Oculus Rift, Shoes of Prey and Holition are leading the way.
These organisations operate on scalable models that not only improve accessibility to their products and services, but also deliver integrated user experiences. And this is just the beginning.
This Startup Weekend is designed to collide new ways of combining creative and technical skills to create cross-disciplinary business ideas in a fun and interactive way. We encourage ideas across a wide range of areas including art, fashion, screen, advertising, product design, digital media, multimedia, games, computing, robotics, engineering, and electronics.
QUT Creative Enterprise Australia has partnered with Startup Weekend, a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. The hardest part of starting up is starting out. At Startup Weekend, you’ll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders offering another opportunity for critical feedback.