The 2016 program will take you through the full cycle from new idea generation and business development, by offering insights on how harnessing creativity and innovation can accelerate your business success.
The Creative³ Forum brings together the brightest minds from across the globe, empowering the next wave of entrepreneurs, while the Creative³ Pitch is designed to connect creative industries ventures with investors.
Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners, official opening by The Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Graham Quirk and introduction to the day.
VR is a powerful tool in first person storytelling. Empathy is the fundamental ingredient that will ensure that technology augments us and raises us to new heights rather than degrades us leading us into the depths of the underworld.
Media analysts say the future is already here—it’s just not evenly distributed. So how do startup founders convince investors like our panel’s seasoned investors; Steve Baxter, ‘Shark’ on Shark Tank and Paul Bennetts, Investment Director at AirTree Ventures to fund disruptive creative led startups but with unproven business models? Paul Bennetts will moderate a lively discussion to put this to the test reviewing both sides of a deal featuring entrepreneurs Niall McCarthy, Founder of Zova, Lindsay Stewart, Founder of Stringr and Ran Heimann, Founder, Haystack who have all recently raised over $1M in capital in their startups.
How do you float a sustainable business without losing the shirt off your back? Hamish Jolly applied science to commercial innovation and designed a shark-proof wetsuit solution to keep the sharks at bay.
The future of fashion is all online or is it? This interactive panel will discuss the future of the global fashion industry, trends and impacts, data analytics and the evolution of business and investment models. Moderated by Anna Rooke, CEO of QUT CEA with Paul Zahra, Global Retail Advisor, Jess Wilson, Founder of Stashd and Danielle Lewis, Founder of Scrunch will provide key insights for fashion tech led entrepreneurs.
Creatives are often perceived as bad at pitching for investment. Chris recognises that most creative entrepreneurs often have a hard time pitching to investors: what investors are looking for is not exactly the way creatives think, so it’s about ‘productising creativity’ and moving away from a service model to create truly scalable global companies.
Live streaming has decentralised content, but has not yet given content creators a clear path to monetisation. Roger, with a little help from the Carver Twins (best known in Australia for their time on Desperate Housewives), will demonstrate how interactive live streaming has opened up a new medium for content creators to work virtually.
Disruption, innovation, and agility are usually the buzz words for entrepreneurial and startup communities. Putting into practice a disruptive business model takes passion, dedication, and a clear vision to translate your idea into reality. Hear perspectives from our panel of young change-makers who are at the forefront of creative tech working on new innovations in the startup, design, digital, content and photography industries. Mark Pesce will moderate this session with Kristen Souvlis, Co-founder, Like a Photon Creative, Tim Jones, Co-founder, Travelshoot and Alex Naghavi, Creative Director, Josephmark.
Having worked for USA’s major broadcasters, Lindsay saw a new market for tapping into democratised news via the active participation of Citizen Journalism. The ripple effects of this will be felt across the pond and beyond.
SmartStudy is one of Asia’s fastest growing edutainment companies. Ryan will share his perspective on video and animation’s increasing power and how attracting investment in Korea and China has been a pathway to expanding across global markets. Disruption and content is king in the land of the emperors.
The video games industry continues to outperform Hollywood globally. How is it possible to make any money in this industry when games are increasingly given away for free and we must support them with monthly updates for years? How do 15 people at Mighty Games compete with billion dollar companies with teams of hundreds? Ben will explain how to make money from a free product and how Mighty Games uses technology to leverage its creative process.
Bethany started her business at her kitchen table. Driven by the desire to inspire kids and empower parents to support their kids’ learning through technology, Bethany and her co-founder Daniel have grown their team to 28 who cater to creative kids in more than 97 countries and counting. Bethany’s session will focus on how she managed this whilst holding true to her original mission.
The program is subject to change. All speakers and sessions are updated as changes occur.
In April 2010, CEA initiated and hosted the first Creative3 to showcase the importance of creative industries as a driver of the Australian economy and the differing pathways to commercial success. Today, the creative industries is valued at US$2.25 trillion globally and more than $35 billion to Australian GDP.
Since launch, over 85 thought leaders and entrepreneurs have presented new models of creative business innovation to more than 1,500 delegates.
Creative3 is now Australia’s largest conference for creative entrepreneurs. At heart, Creative3 is about providing innovators, business leaders and entrepreneurs with the insights to succeed in scaling their business.