Startup Weekend Brisbane | Creative Tech

    Friday, March 2 - 4, 2018


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Startup Weekend Brisbane | Creative Tech

Friday, March 2 - 4, 2018



Friday, March 2 - 4, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia
Z1 + Z2 | QUT Creative Industries Precinct
Cnr Kelvin Grove Road & Musk Avenue
Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059

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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
  • Robotics
  • 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 


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday March 2nd


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday March 3rd


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday March 4th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Australia is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Jacqueline
    Kelleher
  • Isaac
    Holmyard
  • Philippe
    Ceulen
  • Christina
    Jones

Facilitators


Philippe Ceulen
Programs Manager at Creative Enterprise Australia

Philippe is passionate about communities and technology. Cambodia was his home for the most part of his professional life, where he was active in building the startup ecosystem and running his coworking space The 1961. He co-founded the travel tech startup WOW, worked with Airbnb to grow the Cambodian market and has been a volunteer with Techstars for several years. His current focus is on accelerator programs for creative tech startups at Creative Enterprise Australia.


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