New CoShare Space Open Soon

A new coshare workspace will be available for flexible daily, weekly or monthly use in late May. The space will be located within Z1 The Works building in QUT's Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove.

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Meet our new CEA staff

We’re expanding to deliver more services to support creative industries ventures. Meet the new members of the Creative Enterprise Australia team.

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Creative Enterprise Fund announces first investment

Creative Enterprise Australia, the creative industries incubator owned by Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane have announced its first investment by the Creative Enterprise Fund. The fund has invested alongside other early stage investors in...

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When times are tough - the tough get business mentoring

If you’re a designer or tech fashion business in start-up or development phase and have the passion, skills and funding to grow your company we want to hear from you by Monday the 10th of March. 

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Edmonds Marketing joins CEA's creative community

Bringing a wealth of experience in marketing, PR, strategic development and media communications to the Brisbane community, the team at Edmonds Marketing look to contribute to the wider growth of business expansion.

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Silver Screen Pictures broaden their horizons at CEA

Hot on the heels of their recent Vimeo Staff Hit pick, racking up 75,000 views in 3 Days for their The Art of Fighting piece, Alex Barnes and Justin Morrissey – the directing-producing team behind Brisbane-based company Silver Screen Pictures – are...

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Calling for Indigenous Designer Scholarship Applicants

The QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) Fashion Incubator is pleased to announce applications are open for the 2014 Indigenous Emerging Designer Scholarship....

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CEA Investment Fund is calling for applications

The Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) Investment Fund is calling for applications in 2014. As Australia’s first dedicated early stage investment fund for creative businesses, the CEA Investment Fund places up to $150k into individual creative...

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Apply now for the Emerging Designer Program

CEA Fashion Incubator today announced a new intake for their annual Emerging Designer Program, a year-long program open to Australian emerging fashion designers that aims to equip designers with the business and technical skills they need to successfully...

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CEA Fashion Incubator announces new Accelerator Program

Australia’s only dedicated creative industries incubator is continuing to expand its fashion mentoring program to nourish Australia’s emerging fashion talent. The Incubator today announced the introduction of an accelerator program for Australian...

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Clair Cooke brings swimwear to CEA Fashion Incubator

When Clair Cooke decided that fashion was the entrepreneurial path she wanted to take, being an independent designer wasn’t her initial plan. “The events that led to me starting my own label are still strange to me because I swore after finishing my...

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House of Cards joins Winn Lane

Brisbane’s House of Cards label, founded by local designer and CEA Fashion Incubator resident Ashiya Omundsen, has moved into Fortitude Valley’s Winn Lane retail strip this December with a brand new concept store.

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Season’s greetings from QUT Creative Enterprise Australia

At this festive season, I’d like to thank all our partners and clients for all your support during 2013 and wish you all the very best for a successful and creative 2014. It has been a major year for Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) as we have...

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BESPECD joins CEA Fashion Incubator

BESPECD – the new name in modern spectacle design – is bringing a new take on opticals to the masses, thanks to its CEO and founder, Tracey Cruickshank. Seeded from a chat on a Shanghai sidewalk seven years ago, the idea for BESPECD to bring...

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A guide on the Creative Enterprise Fund

We're pleased to have seen a large number of opportunities from a diverse range of companies around Australia since the Creative Enterprise Fund started accepting applications. We are working on a couple of investment opportunities that we hope to be...

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CEA appoints new board members

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) – Australia’s only dedicated incubator for start-up companies in the creative industries and founder of the Creative Enterprise Fund – announced the appointment of two new independent Board Directors today. ...

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The evolution of entrepreneur Stephen Phillips

When Stephen Phillips walked onto the Creative3 stage for a Q&A with Michael Smellie there was a brief and revealing exchange. In an effort to explain how influential Phillips had become in the music world since selling music discovery platform We Are...

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Ashiya Omundsen opens pop-up store

Brisbane designer and CEA Fashion Incubator resident, Ashiya Omundsen’s has ventured into the world of bricks and mortar retailing for the month of October. The new Ann Street pop-up shop houses her latest Spring Summer 2013 collection, Swamp...

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Zero Blink joins CEA's creative hub

Tyson and Lloyd Young, the gents behind digital agency Zero Blink, have been keeping busy since they launched the company one year ago. In the short time they have been in business, they’ve worked on major projects for Toll Remote Logistics, Power Plus...

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Whistling Wolf creates Rogue Tales

The creation of husband and wife duo, Daniel and Polly Marsden, Whistling Wolf is a film and television production studio that creates digital and broadcast content, marrying the old art form of storytelling with contemporary film production. As the...

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Creative Enterprise Fund Update

It has now been three months since QUT Creative Enterprise Australia launched Australia’s first investment fund offering entrepreneurs in the creative industries up to $150,000 to develop and launch their business ideas. The Creative Enterprise Fund...

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Co-share Space Update

Home to a dynamic collective of creative businesses, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) is developing a coworking space to make connecting with creatives and workplaces easy as possible. Over the past couple of months CEA has hosted two Meetups, to...

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Creative3 Roundup

Every year that Creative³ Forum gets the chance to grow a little older, it makes us realise how strong Brisbane's creative community really is. When we first started Creative³ four years ago, we set out to create an event that celebrated...

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The Stitch Lab

CEA Fashion Incubator is a fashion-focused program and studio at QUT’s Creative Industries Precinct. Designed by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia in 2011, the space offers design studios for up-and-coming local designers. Aiming to galvanise the...

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Brisbane film company Flickchicks fly high

Capturing unique characters and their stories in film for the past nine years, Flickchicks is the brainchild of Mandy Lake and Margie Brown. Using humour as a main ingredient to get a message across, Flickchicks is passionate about creating feature films...

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TheStoryBoxes find a home at CEA

Sarah Mak and David Lloyd-Lewis, founders of Australian media production company TheStoryBoxes, have found their place in Brisbane’s cinematic fabric though their unique ability to capture the vulnerability and personal nature of a story. Projects such...

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Win tickets to Startup Weekend Brisbane 18-20 October

Are you a creative start-up or entrepreneur incubating a new idea? Applications are now open for two lucky individuals to attend Startup Weekend Brisbane October 18–20, which will provide the opportunity to learn, meet like-minded people and take...

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Thank you for joining Creative3 2013

Every year that Creative³ Forum gets the chance to grow a little older, it makes us realise how strong Brisbane's creative community really is. When we first started Creative³ four years ago, we set out to create an event that celebrated...

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Start-up insights by XY Gaming for Creative3 RiverPitch finalists

After winning the 2012 Creative³ Investment Marketplace pitch competition, XY Gaming leveraged the 100k+ prize package, including $25,000 cash prize for investment and key business services as a launch pad for their business. With Creative3 RiverPitch...

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Creative3 to welcome the game changers 12-13 September

Brisbane will this week host some of the world’s most innovative and creative entrepreneurs as part of the two-day Creative3 forum on September 12 and 13. Creative3 will continue to build a reputation for bringing together the world’s best creative...

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Investors can join Stephen Phillips at Angel Investor Forum

Creative Enterprise Australia in partnership with Brisbane Marketing are hosting an Angel Investor Forum to give potential angel investors in Brisbane the opportunity to hear about recent angel-backed success story, We Are Hunted. We Are Hunted was...

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Top-five Creative3 RiverPitch finalists announced

In partnership with River City Labs, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) presents Creative3 RiverPitch, a dedicated investment pitching session providing an opportunity for creative ventures with a great business idea to secure investment....

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AKIN available to order at The Fleet Store

Featuring in The Fleet Store until August 30 at the QUT Creative Industries Precinct is Multistory, the first label to launch from Creative Enterprise Australia’s Fashion Incubator. Through showcasing the latest emerging designers from the Brisbane...

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AKIN on show at the National Indigenous Textiles Forum

CEA Fashion Incubator is set to present Multistory’s first collection, AKIN at UflaUpla: National Indigenous Textiles Forum hosted by CIAF Presents, a two-day event celebrating Queensland Indigenous Art and culture in tropical Cairns from August...

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Creative3 announces final speaker line-up

Creative3 is pleased to announce one more extensive list of speakers scheduled to speak at the fourth edition of Creative3 Forum.The latest selection of speakers include: Rick Chen, Pozible; Lisa Messenger, Renegade Collective magazine; Patrick van...

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Co-Share Collective Meetup #2

Home to a dynamic collective of creative businesses, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) is exploring the development of a coworking space to make connecting with creatives and workplaces easy as possible. With this is mind, we are hosting another...

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Creative3 launches Bursary for 2013

In order to nurture the next generation of creatives and creative enterprises, Creative3 is offering six two-day ticket bursaries to attend Creative3We believe fervently that giving emerging creative enterprises a chance to chase their dreams and...

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Win tickets to ‘The Rite of Spring / Petrushka’

Win two tickets to Australian Premiere of The Rite of Spring / Petrushka as part of Brisbane Festival 2013. To enter, simply sign up to Creative3's e-news for your chance to win two tickets to the Australian Premiere of The Rite of Spring / Petrushka,...

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Top ten Creative3 RiverPitch semi-finalists announced

We are excited to announce our top ten semi-finalists of Creative3 RiverPitch – a dedicated pitching session that provides an opportunity for creative ventures with a great business idea to pitch before an audience of investors. 

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CEA launches $1.2m investment fund

Australia’s first investment fund exclusively focused on creative entrepreneurs was launched in Brisbane on Tuesday 30 July, 2013. The Fund – initiated by QUT’s Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) – will focus exclusively on creative fields...

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Event: Co-Share Collective Meetup

Home to a dynamic collective of creative businesses, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) is holding a meet up to celebrate Small Business Week 2013 and the development of a collaborative shared work space at CEA.

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CEA to launch Creative Enterprise Fund

Creative start-up businesses across Australia will soon have access to the Creative Enterprise Fund, established by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia to support the commercial growth of their business. The Creative Enterprise Fund will assist...

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Hayley Elsaesser launches online store in Brisbane

If you’re a fan of Canadian-born fashion designer Hayley Elsaesser, your closet space is in for a treat with the covetable Candy Coated Voodoo collection now available from her online store.

 
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Whistling Wolf joins CEA studio

The creation of husband and wife duo, Daniel and Polly Marsden, Whistling Wolf is a film and television production studio that creates digital and broadcast content, marrying the old art form of storytelling with contemporary film production. The...

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Tatum Stanbury joins CEA Fashion Incubator

Always On Ev3n is an emerging Brisbane-based label, offering resortwear lavished in unique patterns and bright splashes of colour. Tatum Stanbury, who formed Always On Ev3n only two years ago, said it was the CEA Fashion Incubator Indigenous Emerging...

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Creative Studio Space Available

Creative Enterprise Australia has two new creative studio spaces available, situated in the Creative Industries precinct in Kelvin Grove. 

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Call for Creative3 RiverPitch applications

The call for Creative3 RiverPitch applicants is now open for Australian-based creative ventures to pitch as part of Australia’s only dedicated investment pitch evening.

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Creative3 launches Creative3 RiverPitch

Creative3 RiverPitch is a dedicated pitching session that provides an opportunity for creative ventures with a great business idea to pitch before an audience of investors

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ZONE4 awarded Merit in 2013 State iAwards

Interactive media and data visualisation company, ZONE4 has been awarded a Merit in the iAward’s Industry Domain category for Resources – a platform recognising the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators.

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Past CEA creatives win SOYA 365 Fashion Category

The covetable SOYA 365 Fashion Category has been won by shoe design duo Shannon Gunn and Gabrielle Thompson. Fashion industry mentors Nicky and Simone Zimmermann will help steer Gunn and Thompson through their burgeoning career, on a path successfully...

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Join CEA for Daggy Jumper Day

Expressing your sartorial splendour through eye-catching 80s patterns is not a luxury limited to the privacy of your home. Following on from the redux of the Christmas jumper, which is to make the transition from hideous to cool on Daggy Jumper Day, the...

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Hayley Elsaesser joins CEA Fashion Incubator

After graduating from a Bachelor of Fine Arts (fashion) in 2012, 24-year-old Canadian-born designer Hayley Elsaesser decided to follow her passion for fashion, diving head first in to making her dreams a reality.

 

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Welcome to CEA's new website

After much anticipation and a flurry of excitement, Creative Enterprise Australia is very proud to announce the launch of our new website, produced by Brisbane-based design agency, Bigfish.

 

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Who We Are

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) is passionate about the creative industries. CEA helps develop, grow and establish creative companies and is Australia’s only dedicated creative industries incubator. 

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First Keynote Speaker Announced

We are excited to announce Patrick van der Pijl, producer of the acclaimed Business Model Canvas is returning to Australia for Creative³ 2013.

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CEA Launches Fashion Label

Multistory, is a exciting new fashion label created by the CEA Fashion Incubator to launch and sell in-house collaborative fashion and design projects. The AKIN collection is the first range to be launched under the new label.

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New Emerging Designer Program

Earlier this year we announced our new and improved Emerging Designer and Associate Designer Programs for 2013. The programs provide emerging designers with access to the CEA Fashion Incubator, technical advice consults and CEA Fashion Business Workshop...

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ProGaming Hit Silicon Valley

Congratulations to ProGaming who have won entry into the 2013 Advance Innovation Program and the opportunity to head to Silicon Valley. After winning the 2012 Creative³ Investment Marketplace pitching competition the team have leveraged the 100k+ prize...

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Creative3 Moves to Gardens Point

To accommodate the growing event Creative³ 2013 is moving to the new state of the art Science and Technology Precinct and Gardens Point Theatre, located at the Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Gardens Point campus, Brisbane city.

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