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Startup Weekend Brisbane | Creative Tech

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - March 4 @ 9:00 pm

Your creative startup in 54 hours

Do you have a bright creative 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 Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) will host Australia’s only Startup Weekend for creative tech!

#SWcreativetech 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 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.

What’s included in your ticket

7 delicious meals over the course of the weekend
Snacks and refreshments
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 & entrepreneurial friends
Creative coworking space in the heart of QUT’s Creative Industries Precinct
Opportunity to win some cool prizes
An awesome portfolio mention

What is creative tech?

In its simplest form, creative tech is the intersection of creativity and technology. Through the interplay of cross-cutting ideas in art, fashion, screen, advertising, product design, digital media, multimedia, games, computing, robotics, engineering and electronics, creative tech is connecting the physical and digital worlds in completely new ways.

Areas where creative entrepreneurs are at the forefront of tech adoption include:
Wearable technology
Digital media
Music tech
Film tech
Virtual and augmented reality
Internet of things
Fashion tech
Virtual marketplaces
3D printing
Multi-sensory experiences

Right across the sector, creative tech startups are continually one step ahead as new technology is developed with a creative mindset. While the potential of this new arena is still being fully realised, already companies including Canva, Cardly, Oculus Rift, Shoes of Prey, Unity Technologies and Holition are leading the way.
These organisations operate on scalable models that not only improve accessibility to their products and services, but also deliver integrated user experiences…And this is just the beginning.

Unsure if Startup Weekend is right for you? Join us for an information session and workshop to find out more about the event and explore ideas you may want to bring to the weekend!

Thursday 15 February, 3.30pm-5pm at QUT Foundry, register for free here


March 2 @ 6:30 pm
March 4 @ 9:00 pm
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Z1 + Z2 | QUT Creative Industries Precinct
Cnr Kelvin Grove Road & Musk Avenue
Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059 Australia
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QUT Creative Enterprise Australia