Medical startup wins marathon entrepreneur competition

A shoe that can detect the development of Alzheimer's and dementia was the idea that won the QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (QUTCEA) Startup Weekend Creative Tech competition. Solus Health, the six person team behind the ingenious idea, beat out a record number of 46 pitches to be crowned the winning startup. The ... More

Startup behind wearable device for detecting cognitive decline win 54 hour pitch marathon

The brains behind medtech startup Solus Health outpitched 46 other founding teams to secure victory at the 54-hour Creative Tech competition, held at Techstar’s recent Startup Weekend in Brisbane (2-5 March).  The winning startup is developing a shoe sole embedded with technology that detects changes in the gait of ... More

2018 Startup Weekend Creative Tech Winner Announced

PRESS RELEASE – March 5, 2018 A team of six enthusiastic entrepreneurs took home the winning title at last weekend’s 54 hour marathon Startup Weekend Creative Tech competition. Solus Health beat out a record number of 46 pitches and was crowned the winning startup before a crowd of nearly 130 participants. The ... More

Startup Weekend Creative Tech 2018

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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... More

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 ... 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 ... More