42 Results for year: 2018

Interview with Fashion360 Alumni, Lucy-Belle

Growing up in a house full of vintage clothes, fabric swatches and the odd animal skeleton,  it’s no surprise Lucy-Belle Rayner has become who she is today. Incorporating old school hollywood charm with a touch of Tim Burton, pieces from Lucy-Belle’s dark vintage label are as classic as they are mysterious.  We sat down with Lucy-Belle to talk ... More

Bird’s the word for Fashion360 Alumni, Barbara Spooner

Barbara Spooner was a recent convert to cycling when she came across a problem - she couldn’t find cycling gear to fit her curves! Inspired and spurred on by similar tales from others, Barbara made the decision to launch her own cycling clothing brand, Birds on Bikes. We sat down with Barbara for a chat about what motivates her, her time in the 2018 ... More

Why would you join a Fashion Accelerator? by Jonathan Ward

Just as it’s critical for a nascent company to find the right early hires, it’s important to find the right early partners–and that’s what an accelerator is, a partner. Here are some things that you should look for when evaluating programs to help take your Fashion business to the next level, and the results that you can expect from participation.... More

Fashion360: It’s like no other Fashion Program, by Thuy Nguyen

Welcome to Fashion360, Creative Enterprise Australia’s Accelerator program dedicated to growing your fashion business... Fashion360, as the 360 suggests, is a holistic approach to acquiring the vital knowledge and skills to manage all core components of a fashion business.   What makes Fashion360 unique is the combination of ... More

CEA backed creative tech startup TrademarkVision goes global following US acquisition

Boston-based Clarivate Analytics acquires TrademarkVision QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) is pleased to announce Brisbane-based startup and artificial intelligence and image recognition technology company TrademarkVision has signalled its ambitions for international expansion following its acquisition by Clarivate Analytics, based in Boston. T... More

Interview with Heshanie Tennekoon the Fashion360 Designer behind Ileana

Heshanie Tennekoon is the designer behind Ileana, a label that aspires to translate the beauty of cultures by creating a link between the east and the west. She aims to bring more recognition to her Sri Lankan community by incorporating techniques passed on by generations, which Heshanie fears could be lost in time. The 23-year-old designer spoke to us ... More

“There’s too much blind faith”: Is it time to stop idolising entrepreneurs like Elon Musk?

Startup founders like Tesla chief executive Elon Musk are often held up as a paragon of the tech scene, with founders hanging off his every word and striving to emulate his every move. But recent actions by the founder has raised a difficult question for many entrepreneurs: is this really who you want to look up to? In the last six months, Musk has ... More

Four Designers pitch for profit

On August 24, four emerging designers will pitch their business to an industry panel at the Fashion360 accelerator. The fashion360 accelerator program is part of QUT Creative Enterprise Australia. In its third year, Fashion360 accelerator is designed to equip early-stage to emerging fashion entrepreneurs with the essential business knowledge and ... More

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) announces finalists for Creative3 event

August 8th,  2018 QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) is thrilled to announce its pitch finalists for this year’s Creative3 Pitch event. Australia’s Emerging Creative Startup, four outstanding startups will pitch before a community of investors, corporates, thought leaders and change makers from the creative industries. Announcing the four ... More

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) prepares to unveil Fashion360 Showcase

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA), the country’s leading dedicated incubator and accelerator for creative tech startups, is gearing up for the highly anticipated annual fashion showcase and business pitch, Fashion360 Showcase on August 24 in Brisbane. Australia’s only fashion accelerator program provides an opportunity for emerging entreprene... More