SEED FUNDS, MENTORING AVAILABLE TO CREATIVE TECH STARTUPS VIA CEA’S COLLIDER ACCELERATOR

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has invited creative tech startups to apply for its forthcoming Collider Accelerator.

Up to 11 emerging and highly-scalable companies will be selected for Collider, which is being spearheaded this year by Alan Jones, a founding investor in Pollenizer, Startmate and Blackbird Ventures.

“CEA is really excited about Alan Jones filling the EiR (entrepreneur in residence) role for Collider this year,” Acting CEO Mark Gustowski told Dynamic Business.

“As well as being one of Australia’s most respected angel investors, Alan has built teams, supported countless startups and helped to lead some of Australia’s most high profile accelerator programs.

“He brings with him a unique background of experience spanning our ecosystem and has a deep understanding of startup mentality, product development, business building and investment”.

As part of CEA’s 12-week program, participating startups will receive $30,000 seed investment, desk space in the CEA facility and an eight-day immersion into the Asian startup market. In addition, they will receive mentoring and deep domain expertise from the likes of Chris Saad (former Head of product, Uber), Ren Butler (Community Manager, Inspire9), Atlanta Daniel (Investment Director, SAVCF, Blue Sky Ventures), Gretta Van Riel (Founder, Hey influencers), Ian Perkins (CEO, Blurb Consulting), Ian Mason (Head of Development, Virgin Startup) and Ben Sharp (Former Vice President APAC, AdRoll). Read more

James Harkness – Dynamic Business –  24 Jan 2018