QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) is Australia’s only dedicated creative industries incubator, accelerator and investment fund for startups. CEA is a vibrant hub of creative energy, home to 80 creative industries startups and entrepreneurs.
Part of CEA is The Coterie, a colourful coworking space designed to inspire entrepreneurial collaboration through mentoring and workshops. It’s a vibrant hub of creative energy, home to many creative professionals who work in screen, music, interactive media, fashion, design and tech.
Situated at the heart of QUT’s $140 million Creative Industries Precinct, members have direct access to world-class facilities, research talent and a community village. With over 47,000 students, including almost 8,000 internationals and close to 13,000 staff, QUT brings a wealth of experience, support, research, and contact in a vibrant and community-based campus environment, inspiring the next generation of ground-breaking ideas.
CEA offers unique support to Brisbane’s rapidly growing startup community through accelerator programs, mentoring, business development, creative spaces and a range of masterclasses and workshops aimed at accelerating the growth of creative industries companies.
CEA is placed within 4km to Brisbane’s CBD, and integrated with Kelvin Grove Urban Village, a vibrant community environment less than 5 minutes’ walk to cafes, fitness and health facilities and shopping amenities.
Since 2008, over 4,000 entrepreneurs have engaged in CEA services, supporting over 500 creative industries businesses on site, establishing over 50 startups, and raising over $60 million in capital.