How do I start up a start up? - Panel

  • 11:30am – 12:30pm

Suitable for ages 12+

  • Free on the day
  • or $5 to prebook
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How to take your ideas to the next level

Having developed your unique creative idea what next? How do you sustain yourself? What is success? Anna Rooke (Creative Enterprise Australia) chairs this panel of experts. Find out how independent creative entrepreneurs come to take advantage of what is available to engage and collaborate in this growing industry?

All Talks and Panels are free on a first come first served basis for a percentage of places. However there will be a limited number of places available to reserved in advance for any panel for $5. Once booked we are unable to provide refunds. CreateX will donate all funds received through reserved seating to The QUT Learning Potential Fund and the Creative Industries at QUT.

The duration is 1 hour

The People

Presented by

  • Anna Rooke (Chair):
    CEO of the CEA, leads this panel discussion on how creative professionals have the capacity and opportunity to direct their own careers through startups. With over 20 years of experience in business development across both Australia and the UK, Anna is passionate about early stage investment and guiding innovative ventures into the creative industries sector in Australia.
  • Darren Clark:
    encite Partners, New South Wales Leaders, Creative Media Warehouse (owner of the 21st century orchestra DeepBlue). Darren has a strong record of successful strategic and tactical leadership. An ethical, highly skilled negotiator and strategist, he is an exceptional relationship builder who inspires and drives teams to exceed objectives.
  • Peter Nink:
    P3A Star Electronic Product Design.
  • Sarah Smith:
    Smithsoft game developer.
  • Kat McArthur:
    Wunderwalk app developer covering how to turn a brilliant idea into a business.


  • Creative Enterprise Australia is one of the country‚Äôs only dedicated creative industries incubator, accelerator, co-working space, and investment fund - home to 80 creative startups and entrepreneurs who work in screen, music, interactive media, fashion, design, and tech.
  • encite Partners
  • Creative Media Warehouse
  • P3A Star Electronic Product Design
  • Smithsoft
  • Wunderwalk

Getting to CreateX

Cnr Kelvin Grove Rd and Musk Avenue,
QUT Kelvin Grove Campus