10 Results for tag: startups

Brisbane Collider startups: showcasing the future of creative technology

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) is gearing up to unveil the first nine companies to complete the country’s premier creative tech accelerator program, Collider, and showcase the breadth and depth of creative technology and future industry leaders in the Queensland startup ecosystem. CEA’s Collider Accelerator marks the official conclusion of ... More

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 acting chief executive. He explains ... More

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 competitions, have inspired non-profesh ... More

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 arrange our meeting place. I’d ... More

QUT CEA announces first cohort accepted into Australia’s first creative tech accelerator

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has announced the upcoming startup companies who have been accepted into the Collider Accelerator creative tech program. Nine startups from across Queensland will be given the opportunity to grow and scale their business across the five month program, due to begin in June. Each startup will receive seed capital ... More

Budget 2017: Startups disappointed with ‘traditional’ budget

Startups have been left reeling from Tuesday night's federal budget, with founders believing they have been left out in the cold - unless they're a fintech company. Expert360 chief executive Bridget Loudon asked "has the government forgotten about startups?" while phrases such as "diluted down," "all talk" and "a joke" were rife through the sector after ... More

Australia’s startup sector says the budget has abandoned Turnbull’s ‘innovation agenda’ after just one year

The Australian startup community says Tuesday night’s federal budget lacked support for innovation and entrepreneurship. StartupAus CEO Alex McCauley said the startup sector “dropped off the radar”. “That will certainly cause some frustration, because the government has done a lot to build expectations that it is committed to making Australia ... More

Bluethumb art marketplace boosting indigenous communities

An online art marketplace is giving remote Indigenous communities new hope for a sustainable economy by providing them a way to sell their art online and have it shipped to collectors, even during the wet season when many communities are inaccessible for up to five months. The Bluethumb marketplace, founded by brothers Edward and George Hartley and ... More

Fireside Chat: What’s next for Australian fashion?

From fashion technology to social media disruption and sustainability, nothing was off the table when five of Australia’s most influential fashion experts came together to discuss the future of the fashion industry. Starting a fashion label in Australia has traditionally been a risk for our homegrown designers. Isolated from global markets and without a ... More

Creative³

Now in its 6th year, Creative3 is Australia’s largest conference for creative entrepreneurs and takes place 17–18 September 2015 in Brisbane. The Creative3 Forum includes a blend of interactive sessions, keynote speakers, an evening networking event and is designed to spark collaboration and inspire individuals to execute their ideas. The Forum ... More