8 Results for month: 02/2018

Why Australian startups should forget Silicon Valley and leverage new opportunities in Asia

It’s a startling experience to arrive at work, only to realise that my entire team had suddenly taken two weeks of undeclared leave. I was working in Cambodia, and had I been more aware of the culture, I would have known that my team was celebrating their New Year. It’s not an official holiday, hence why I wasn’t aware of it, but it’s customary ... More

Judges announced for Australia’s only creative tech startup weekend

February 22, 2018 - A judging panel with a combined total of over 80 years business, startup and investment experience has been announced for Australia’s only creative tech Startup Weekend (SW) on March 2-4. Startup Weekend Facilitator and Programs Manager for QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) Philippe Ceulen said this year’s panel is the most ... More

Building your dream team: Hipster, Hacker & Hustler

First coined by AKQA’s Chief Technology Officer Rei Inamoto, the ‘Hipster, Hacker, Hustler’ theory specifies that three types of people are needed in order for a company to succeed. We take a closer look at some modern day examples of this, and why a Minimum Viable Team makes for such a winning formula. The Hipster Identifiable by their trendy ... More

How to survive a Startup Weekend

By Shelli Trung Startup Weekend events are now a staple of Australia’s startup ecosystem. There were over 20 last year, ranging from agtech through to female founder events. It’s getting bigger too. By the first week of March this year, there will have already been six Startup Weekends. For those still unfamiliar with the concept, you essentially ... More

Creative Tech trends in 2018

In light of creative tech giant Canva officially achieving ‘Unicorn’ status, we thought we’d ask some of Australia’s leading tech experts about what trends they expect to see in 2018. Collated are some predictions from this year’s esteemed Creative3 speakers. Interactive Storytelling I believe interactive storytelling for entertainment and brand ... More

Creative Talent Marketplace theright.fit Finds Investor In QUT Creative Enterprise Australia

 QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has announced its investment in creative talent marketplace theright.fit, founded by award-winning tech entrepreneur Taryn Williams. Williams (pictured above) heads up theright.fit as founder and CEO, and won the Tech category at B&T’s Women in Media Awards last year. She is also the founder and CEO of ... More

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia makes term sheets public

Though there may be more funding than ever before available to Australian startups, murmurs within the industry about founder-friendly investment terms – or lack thereof – have been relatively constant as the space has developed. In a bid for greater transparency, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has made the decision to publicly release the ... More

Brisbane’s emerging designers just got a big boost

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has partnered with The Australian Fashion Council (AFC) to bring the 'Curated' event to Brisbane. QUT has stated that decision was made in a bid to support local early stage and emerging fashion designers. The program has been conceptualised to guide fashion entrepreneurs in their business development through ... More