Startup Weekend Brisbane | Creative Tech
Friday, March 2 - 4, 2018
Friday, March 2 - 4, 2018
Event starts at 5:00 pm
QUT Creative Enterprise Australia
Z1 + Z2 | QUT Creative Industries Precinct
Cnr Kelvin Grove Road & Musk Avenue
Your creative startup in 54 hours
Startup Weekend Creative Tech 2018 is a wrap!Read about the experience and our 2018 winner here: http://qutcea.com/2018/03/05/startup-weekend-creative-tech-winner-announced/
Want more creative tech? Connect with us at qutcea.com
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
We are also proud to announce that we will have VIVE and Oculus VR sets available during the weekend to develop the next cool application in virtual reality! Equipment and mentorship is provided my members of the Brisbane XR team; a group of local Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality companies that have come together to support and unite innovation and creativity in all of us.
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
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.
Friday March 2nd
Saturday March 3rd
Sunday March 4th
Professor Margaret Sheil AO
QUT CEA Chairman
Partner at Right Click Capital
Partner at HopgoodGanim
Coaches and Mentors
Director, Strategic Development & Innovation — Changer Studios
Founder — Kusaga Athletic
Founder — Spring and Grove
Lex Van Cooten
Co-founder & CEO — Sortal
Founder & Creative Director — MAXART
Founder — BOP Industries
Expert in Residence & Investment Fund Manager — QUT CEA
Co-Founder — FinTech QLD
Co-Founder — Eat More Pixels
Lecturer — QUT Creative Industries
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.
Co-Founder — Sortal
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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Australia is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here