This week has just been crazy!
I received a phone call, letting me know that out of all the entries received, I was one of 7 finalists for the Creative3 Investment Marketplace competition!
The Creative3 Investment Marketplace is a unique chance to pitch a creative business idea and win an amazing $125k creative business prize package. “It´s an amazing opportunity to kick-start your creativity into commercial reality,” says the organiser of the competition, Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
So what does this mean? I get to pitch the StyleRocks business to a panel of industry and business experts…and if I’m lucky, will win $25k cash and $100k services designed to super charge StyleRocks growth! I’m off to Brisbane next Thursday – accommodation and flights booked (thank you Virgin Blue!), working on my presentation now.
How did I hear about this? Well, many months ago I was at a workshop titled Enterprise for Creatives, held at the Australian Technology Park of Innovation; at this workshop, I met the organiser, we stayed in touch…she flagged that Creative3 was open and the rest is history!
Just to be named a finalist is an incredible honour. And if nothing else, it’s fantastic exposure for StyleRocks!
Big thank you to QUT, and especially Anna Rooke for bringing Creative3 to my attention.
Wish me luck!