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Startup Weekend Brisbane | Creative Tech | 18-20 March

March 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - March 20, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

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Calling all hackers, hustlers and hipsters!

Do you have a bright idea that could disrupt an industry? Know how to turn problems into solutions? Think you have what it takes to launch a business idea in a weekend? Then, listen up. QUT CEA will be hosting Australia’s first ever Startup Weekend for creative tech!

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where hackers, hustlers and hipsters from creative and tech come together to make their business idea a reality. It’s a high energy weekend, where you’ll be able to meet new people, pitch an idea or join a team, and launch a business, all in one weekend!

Join forces with other developers, designers, entrepreneurs and technologists to build real solutions to the world’s most pressing problems in just one crazy weekend and get a taste of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur! Fuelled by knowledge, passion, enthusiasm (and some great food and drink!), it’s a fantastic way to make great ideas happen.

Startup Weekend Brisbane | Creative Tech | 18-20 March



What you’ll get with your ticket…

  • 7 delicious meals over the course of the weekend
  • All-you-can-drink coffee
  • Free Startup Weekend t-shirt
  • Opportunity to pitch in front of top founders
  • Access to some of the Australia’s best startup mentors
  • A network of new local developer, designer, educator, student & entrepreneur friends
  • Creative coworking space in the heart of QUT’s Creative Industries Precinct
  • Opportunity to win some cool prizes
  • An awesome portfolio piece

What is creative tech?

Creative tech combines technology, psychology, art and design to help create more immersive, entertaining, personalised, multi-sensory experiences. This connects the physical and digital world in completely new ways by creating immersive and integrated experiences that are changing and disrupting the way people interact.

Examples of creative tech include multi-sensory experiences made using computer graphics, new media art, virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, the Internet of Things and wearable technology.

Is my idea or solution relevant to creative tech?

We encourage cross cutting ideas across a wide range of areas including art, fashion, screen, advertising, product design, digital media, multimedia, games, computing, robotics, engineering and electronics.

This Startup Weekend is designed to collide new ways of combining creative and technical skills to create cross-disciplinary business ideas in a fun and interactive way.

Different examples of creative tech companies include Shoes of Prey, Metaverse Makeovers, Shapeways, Holition, Ringly, Oculus Rift and many others.

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What you’ll get out of the event:

  1. Education: Startup Weekends are all about learning by doing, whether you’re learning a new skill or a new way of thinking.  Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.
  2. Co-Founder Dating: The people who come to Startup Weekend are serious about learning how to build and launch startups. Create relationships that last long past the weekend.
  3. Have fun: During the weekend working alongside awesome people who share your ideas. Startup Weekend is meant to be fun and entertaining so enjoy it.
  4. Solve local problems with your ideas. Do you think that one of your idea can change your town or have a positive impact in your group of people? Bring your idea notebook with you and start making a positive change in your local community.
  5. Build Your Network: Startup Weekend works hard to recruit high quality, driven entrepreneurs- like you!
  6. Learn New Skills: With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or give marketing a try.  With nothing to lose there’s no reason not to step outside your comfort zone.
  7. Learn How to Launch a Business (and Actually Do It!): Startup Weekend is the epitome of Lean Startup Methodology.  
  8. Mentorship: Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends and give feedback to participants. Interact with the movers and shakers in your community.
  9. Get Access to Valuable Startup Resources: By participating in Startup Weekend you are given instant access to great products and tools. No one leaves Startup Weekend empty handed!

About Startup Weekend

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia has partnered with Startup Weekend, a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. The hardest part of starting up is starting out. At Startup Weekend, you’ll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders offering another opportunity for critical feedback.


March 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
March 20, 2016 @ 9:00 pm


QUT Creative Enterprise Australia
07 3337 7801


The Coterie
Level 4, Z1 The Works, 34 Parer Place via Musk Avenue
Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059 Australia
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07 3337 7801