6 Results for month: 01/2018

How to survive a Startup Weekend

You’ve arrived at your first ever Startup Weekend. The room is buzzing, the chatter is constant and you are pretty sure you just spied an untouched platter of pizza. Unlike the fast talking groups that have arrived together, you have decided to brave the unfamiliar and rock up completely alone. Now, you are faced with a sea of new faces…and choices. ... More

5 Australian creative tech startups that raised in 2017

In 2017, a record $230 million of venture capital was poured into Australian startups according to KPMG’s Venture Pulse Report. Here are just a few examples of some standout pioneers in creative tech that successfully closed a round of funding last year. Bluethumb Bluethumb is an online art marketplace that gives artists an opportunity to sell their ... More

Seed funds, mentoring available to creative startups via CEA’s Collider Accelerator

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has invited creative tech startups to apply for its Collider Accelerator are now open. Up to 11 emerging and highly-scalable companies will be selected for Collider, which is being spearheaded this year by Alan Jones, a founding investor in Pollenizer, Startmate and Blackbird Ventures. “CEA is really excited ... More

Australia’s first creative tech accelerator opens applications

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has opened applications for Collider Accelerator - an Australian first in the creative tech scene. Heading up the 2018 program is the new Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) Alan Jones who is revered as the most active Angel Investor in the country. Acting CEO Mark Gustowski says he’s been humbled to see how CEA ... More

Australia’s only creative tech startup weekend to be held by QUT CEA in Brisbane

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) will invite developers, designers, entrepreneurs and technologists to take their business idea from concept to launch at Brisbane’s Startup Weekend Creative Tech (SW) event on March 2-4. Now in its third year, SW will see entrepreneurs, mentors and investors travel from across Australia to attend the event which ... More

Digital greeting card startup Cardly raises $230,000 from QUT Creative Enterprise Australia

Having last year walked away from a $250,000 deal with Naomi Simson brokered on the set of Shark Tank, Melbourne-founded digital greeting card startup Cardly has raised $230,000 in a seed funding round led by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA). The funding comes as the startup looks to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) to further its service, ... More