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Startup Weekend for Creative Tech | 10-12 March 2017

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - March 12 @ 9:00 pm

| $99

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Calling all hackers, hustlers and hipsters!

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!

Tickets – $99 for three full days, and just $49 for students!



What you’ll get with your ticket…

  • 7 delicious meals over the course of the weekend
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Free Startup Weekend t-shirt
  • Opportunity to pitch in front of top founders
  • Access to some of the Australia’s best startup mentors
  • A network of new local developer, designer, educator, student & entrepreneur friends
  • Creative coworking space in the heart of QUT’s Creative Industries Precinct
  • Opportunity to win some cool prizes
  • An awesome portfolio piece

What is creative tech?

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:

  • Wearable technology
  • Digital media and music
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Internet of things
  • Virtual marketplaces
  • 3D printing
  • Robotics
  • Multi-sensory experiences

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.

Is my idea or solution relevant to creative tech?

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.




 20160320-IMG_8043What you’ll get out of the event:

  • Education: Startup Weekends are all about learning by doing, whether you’re learning a new skill or a new way of thinking.  Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.
  • Co-Founder Dating: The people who come to Startup Weekend are serious about learning how to build and launch startups. Create relationships that last long past the weekend.
  • Have fun: During the weekend working alongside awesome people who share your ideas. Startup Weekend is meant to be fun and entertaining so enjoy it.
  • Solve local problems with your ideas. Do you think that one of your idea can change your town or have a positive impact in your group of people? Bring your idea notebook with you and start making a positive change in your local community.
  • Build Your Network: Startup Weekend works hard to recruit high quality, driven entrepreneurs- like you!
  • Learn New Skills: With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or give marketing a try.  With nothing to lose there’s no reason not to step outside your comfort zone.
  • Learn How to Launch a Business (and Actually Do It!): Startup Weekend is the epitome of Lean Startup Methodology.  
  • Mentorship: Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends and give feedback to participants. Interact with the movers and shakers in your community.
  • Get Access to Valuable Startup Resources: By participating in Startup Weekend you are given instant access to great products and tools. No one leaves Startup Weekend empty handed!

About Startup Weekend

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.





March 10 @ 6:00 pm
March 12 @ 9:00 pm
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QUT Creative Enterprise Australia
07 3337 7801


Z9 – Creative Industries Precinct
QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Gona Pde (Cnr Musk Av / Kelvin Grove Rd), Ground Floor
Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059 Australia
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07 3337 7801