Startup Weekend Brisbane | Creative Tech
Friday, March 10 - 12, 2017
Friday, March 10 - 12, 2017
Event starts at 6:00 pm
QUT Creative Industries Precinct - Z9 Building, Ground Floor
Cnr Musk Avenue/Kelvin Grove Rd), Kelvin Grove
Startup Weekend Brisbane | Creative Tech | 10-12 March 2017
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 Creative Enterprise Australia will host Australia’s only 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. So come join us, and bring your idea to life!
What you'll get with your ticket...
- 7 delicious meals over the course of the weekend
- Snacks and refreshments
- 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?In its simplest form, creative tech is the intersection of creative enterprise with technology. It combines technology, psychology, art and design to create immersive, personalised and multi-sensory experiences. 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 world in completely new ways.
Areas where creative entrepreneurs are at the forefront of tech adoption include:
- Wearable technology
- Digital media and music
- Virtual and augmented reality
- Internet of things
- Virtual marketplaces
- 3D printing
- Multi-sensory experiences
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.
Is my idea or solution relevant to creative tech?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. We encourage ideas across a wide range of areas including art, fashion, screen, advertising, product design, digital media, multimedia, games, computing, robotics, engineering, and electronics.
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday March 10th
Saturday March 11th
Sunday March 12th
Elaine has worked for a number of years as a venture capitalist and management consultant to the venture and industry across Australia and the United States. As an Investment Manager at CM Capital Investments, a venture capital fund with $250 million under management and a dual focus on healthcare and digital technology, Elaine focused on investment origination, portfolio management as well as portfolio company performance. Elaine has also worked in strategic management consulting, with both NASDAQ and ASX listed and private companies based in Australia and the US.
Originally trained as a stem cell biologist, Elaine has since spent the last decade within the innovation and investment spectrum, initially in technology commercialisation assisting public institutions and founders translate and commercialise their technology across a broad range of industry sectors including agriculture, healthcare and IT.
His interest is focused on identifying and mentoring high growth companies; assisting on the journey from product, through funding rounds, identifying and executing strategic opportunities with some of the world biggest tech companies to meaningful exits crystallising shareholder returns.
Whilst highly skilled in business development, John is also experienced in the software and IT industry having worked for global corporations including IBM Software Group Asia Pacific, IBM Venture Capital and Microsoft Venture Capital and Serena Software.
He continues to be actively involved in bettering Australia’s technology industry and by offering ongoing assistance to several of the nation’s leading software companies including non-executive director roles in: Ephox Corporation (Palo Alto), Revelian Pty Ltd (Brisbane), Chairman and CEO of Concept Safety Systems (Brisbane), Director - Independent Capital Partners and Chairman of Hummingbird House Children’s Charity (Brisbane).
He holds a Masters Degree from Macquarie Graduate School, Executive Leadership Certificate – London Business School and Leadership 21 Program Mt Eliza Business School.
Coaches and Mentors
Darren stayed in Europe and launched Storyboard internationally as well as releasing the android version. Having successfully launched internationally, Darren has experience in international expansion and marketing campaigns. One such campaign was ‘Light Up Taipei’ which saw Storyboard broadcasted across Taiwan’s largest television network, with thousands of users and Storyboard taking over Taipei’s New Year’s celebrations.
Amity enables a new level of human interaction. It’s the first interactive messaging app to introduce Live Mode, where special features unlock when two or more people are in the conversation together. Amity introduces new layers of communication with interactive messages, high fives, the ability to request photos, videos, and locations, and much more – all in one complete app.
Executive Manager, Startups & Business Incubation at QUT Creative Enterprise Australia
With over a decade of corporate advisory and management consulting experience, Mark has supported businesses through the development of B2B and B2C strategies, marketing and sales strategies, IP strategies, channel management and identification, capital raising, corporate structuring and partnering.
Mark has also been involved in the development of four start-ups and has successfully run his own commercialisation advisory firm supporting fast-growth and innovation based companies prior to joining the CEA team.
Currently, Tylor is interested in financial data aggregation and the prospects it brings for both developers and users. It was this interest that led him to become cofounder and CTO of Fabric.
Despite his quickly disappearing schedule, Tylor still makes time to attend local tech and startup events, where he engages with the community that brought him to where he is. Before startup life took over, Tylor took great pride in being a CoderDojo Mentor where his passion for seeing practical coding education come to the younger generation began.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Brisbane | Creative Tech team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) helps start, grow, scale and connect creative companies as Australia’s leading creative accelerator and investment fund. Since 2008, CEA has helped establish more than 70 startups, supported over 500 creative industries businesses and raised over $60 million in investment.
Techstars Startup Weekend Australia is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here