Meet Creatively Squared, the Brisbane startup heading to Copenhagen to represent Australia in a global pitch competition

Digital marketing platform Creatively Squared will be representing Australia on an international stage in Copenhagen later this year, after taking home the top prize at last week’s Creative3 pitch competition held in Brisbane.

Founded in April 2016, Creatively Squared is the brainchild of Ruth Stephensen and Scott Thomas. The startup pairs creatives with brands looking to utilise more engaging visual content and currently has 12,000 creatives in its community. While it’s still early days for the startup, Stephensen says it is steadily bringing on several clients each month.

After taking home the top prize at the Queensland University of Technology’s Creative Enterprise Australia’s Creative3 conference, the Brisbane-based startup will now go on to represent Australia and pitch to European investors in the Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen on November 15-16, with flights and accommodation paid for by QUT.

While the prizes for this year’s Creative Business Cup competition have not yet been announced, last year’s winner took home €15,000 ($22,509) in prize money and one year’s membership to industry trend service Stylus, valued at €18,000 ($27,010).

As the startup prepares to go up against against international competitors on a global stage, Stephenson admits pitching still doesn’t come naturally to her. Read more

Angela Castles – Smart Company – 26 Sep 2017