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Brisbane-based startup Creatively Squared wins this year’s Creative3 Pitch competition


Brisbane-based startup Creatively Squared was recently named the winner in this year’s Creative3 Pitch competition, as the Creative3Conference kicked off in Brisbane.

Founders Ruth Stephensen and Scott Thomas took out the the top prize for their custom visual digital marketing platform that pairs creatives with brands looking for more engaging content.

Hosted by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA), Creatively Squared will now go on to represent Australia as part of the Creative Business Cup in Denmark, as well as take part in the Virgin StartUp accelerator program, StepUp.

“We’re so excited to have won the Creative3 Pitch today,” says Ruth Stephensen, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Creatively Squared.

“We’ve built our platform to be global from day one, so to be able to share our vision on the world stage at the Creative Business Cup is a great opportunity for us.”

“We’re so thankful that CEA gives creative businesses like us the opportunity to challenge ourselves and present our businesses at this level. It’s really positive to see the creative industries in Australia continue to diversify and grow.”

Creatively Squared wins Creative3Pitch 2017
Creatively Squared wins Creative3Pitch 2017

The Creative3 Pitch breakfast kicked off the beginning of the Creative3Conference at the Brisbane Convention Centre. Creative3 is Australia’s only conference for creative tech startups. The conference gives startup founders the opportunity to hear from international and national speakers, as well as experts within the industry, including SOSV Managing Director William Bao Bean and Annie Parker from FIshburners and Code Club Australia.

“We’re really pleased with the calibre of talent presenting at the CreativePitch this morning,” says Mark Gustowski, Acting CEO of QUT Creative Enterprise Australia.

“Starting a company from scratch and working it to scale is challenge enough in itself, let alone presenting that company to a room full of potential investors and experts in your industry.”

“We’re really proud to be able to offer up Creatively Squared as the Australian representative for the Creative Business Cup, and look forward to being able to follow their growth in the years to come.”

Other finalists for the Creative3 Conference were startups PlussPostie and Folktale.