Meet The Refinery '19

Fifteen exciting new creative industry projects have been selected to take part in a ten week creative incubator. Almost ninety people applied to be part of The Refinery, the region's first incubator, with thirty-four projects progressing to a one-day intensive bootcamp. From education disruptors, First Nation start-ups, to slow fashion makers and podcast creators, The Refinery class of 19 will see our top fifteen participants embark on a journey to transform their idea into a sustainable business with programmed workshops, masterclasses and coaching from industry leading mentors including Heidi Middleton of Sass and Bide fame, Ian Mason from Virgin Start-Up's, Timothy O from Hatched, Kaylene Langford of Start-Up Creative and QUT Creative Enterprise Australia. The fifteen diverse participants come from a variety of backgrounds including art, fashion, architecture, music, therapy, education and indigenous enterprise. The ten-week program will culminate in a public showcase where the creative cohort will present their idea and vye for a $10,000 investment into their business journey. Introducing The Refinery class of '19.


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We would like to acknowledge and pay respects to the traditional owners, the Gubbi Gubbi (Kabi Kabi)  people, whose country we create on and we would like to extend our respect to their elders, both past, present and emerging.