42 Results for year: 2018

Big picture is bright: Canva boss

Canva co-founder Cameron Adams was around for the dotcom bust almost 20 years ago, a time when high-growth companies collapsed en masse and investors lost confidence in the then-nascent tech sector. According to Mr Adams, while there’s mounting talk of a tech bubble in 2018 — with companies such as Facebook and Tesla having their valuations questio... More

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia startups hone their pitches at Techsauce Global Summit in Thailand

A BRISBANE incubator for creative-tech startups has flown the flag for Australia at South-East Asia’s biggest tech conference; Techsauce. Six southeast Queensland and four interstate startups - all part of the Collider accelerator program at QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, the nation’s only creative-tech-focused incubator - took out the ... More

Queensland startups get creative

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) today showed off the 10 start-ups to graduate from its creative tech accelerator, Collider. The founders have completed an intensive three month program under the guidance of top Angel Investor and start-up advocate, Alan Jones, who took up the position of Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) and Program Lead. Star... More

Top 7 pitch competitions in Australia

Pitch competitions can provide a lot of opportunities to early stage startups including increased visibility, connection to potential mentors and of course, a substantial prize pool. Unlike business incubators and accelerator programs, these events offer funding and guidance without the obligation to commit. If you’re looking for a chance to showcase ... More

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia appoints new CEO

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) is delighted to announce the appointment of its new CEO as the company prepares for a number of major strategic developments in creative tech. Mark Gustowski has been a key member of CEA’s Executive and Leadership team since January 2016 and has been acting in the role of CEO for the last 12 months while Anna ... More

Q&A with Majella Edwards from Sortal

Sortal team members Majella Edwards and Sarah Smith met when they both attended CEA’s Startup Weekend. At the time, Majella was a freelance photographer looking for a new project and Sarah was a software engineer in need of a challenge. After much discussion, the two teamed up to tackle a problem that incorporated their unique skill sets - using artific... More

Applications open for Australian creative startups to showcase at Creative3 Pitch

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia’s premier pitch competition will crown the next Emerging Creative Tech Startup of the Year who will go on to represent Australia in Europe. Four Australian startups will battle it out before a crowd of Australian and foreign investors, creative corporations, thought leaders and futurists at Creative3 Pitch this ... More

Holographics Startup amongst participants selected for CEA’s creative tech accelerator

Ten creative tech companies spanning verticals including robotics, fashion tech, AR, VR and music tech have been selected by Queensland University of Technology’s startup hub Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) to participate in its 2018 Collider Accelerator. [Related: Winning Creative3 Pitch helped Darren Tonkin’s photo sharing app ‘cut through ... More

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia announces 10 startups accepted into Australia’s first creative tech accelerator

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) today announces the 10 startups that have been accepted in its Collider Accelerator. The three month accelerator is a proud Australian first which is carving the way for startups specialising across the creative tech verticals. Commencing this week, the 10 participating companies will receive coaching from ... More

How Virgin StartUp’s UK accelerator helped Peppermint’s founder strengthen her ‘why’

Kelley Sheenan, the Brisbanite behind Peppermint – an independent fashion and lifestyle magazine with a focus on sustainability – recently returned from London where she participated in StepUp, a pre-accelerator program run by Richard Branson’s Virgin StartUp (VSU). [Related: Winning Creative3 Pitch helped Darren Tonkin’s photo sharing app ... More