StartUp Creative is about extraordinary stories: chronicling them in a unique and onpoint quarterly magazine that brings together creative entrepreneurs from across the globe.
Our content is packed with real-life, raw examples of startup stories from the frontline of successful business, mixed with invaluable how-to advice, resources, recommendations and inspiration for up-and-coming startups, freelancers and entrepreneurs.
Then, of course, exists our incredible sister site: StartUp Academy. SUA hosts all the courses, books, coaching and resources one could ever imagine necessary to help them build, grow and succeed in business beyond their wildest dreams. We bring together the best of the best across all platforms to give startups the best possible chance to make it, while enabling easy access to advice from the pros.
Kaylene Langford - Founder
Waving the flag at the peak of the StartUp Creative mountain is Kaylene Langford — entrepreneur, passionate coach, sunshine-seeker and all-round go-getter. Kaylene is committed to drawing together young, motivated individuals and throwing them in the mix with industry experts, funding opportunities, development programs, mentors, inspiring events and keynote presentations. Filling in the space between opportunities and out-of-this-world outcomes, Kaylene supports and champions a new generation of Australian entrepreneurs and business owners who are ready to grab their dreams by the horns and ride them off into the sunset.
Working with people to help them realise their potential and exceed their own expectations is what drives Kaylene to get up every damn morning. With over eight years’ experience developing and delivering youth programs, driving initiatives to support youth development, mentoring, and building a thriving community for entrepreneurs to find their groove, Kaylene offers empowerment, encouragement and support to those with the same hunger to do something new, different, and significant.
With an impressively top-notch professional network, and industry knowledge born of late nights, early mornings, steep learning curves and truckloads of caffeinated liquid magic, Kaylene continues to expand and evolve StartUp Creative into the leading source of inspiration and information, found at the place where courage and creativity collide.
Tess Robinson - Creative Director
Fellow business partner and co-pilot Tess Robinson is responsible for putting the ‘creative’ in the Startup Creative.
Addicted to all things ‘business’, Tess is the woman at the wheel of four other business babies, including her first love, Smack Bang Designs. She understands what it takes to launch a new brand and to keep the wheels turning in a perpetual pursuit of success and freedom.
Tess hopped aboard the Startup Creative bus in late 2016 and has been responsible for steering the ship towards a new aesthetic, helping to brainstorm and curate epic content, and casting the overall vision for all things ‘art department’.
She believes that success is doing what you love, and building a lifestyle around that. Tess finds both joy and inspiration in developing new brands and working with business owners who seek to make more than just a handsome profit. With her hands-on experience and tales from the frontline, Tess shares her real life stories and the trials and tribulations of business life with a candid openness and an ‘all-in’ attitude. Tess’ anecdotes and priceless knowledge will be woven through the Startup Creative content to offer up inspiration, practical know-how and a view of business life through a creative lens.
Together, our mission is to continue dreaming up new and inventive ways to support and inspire our ever-growing entrepreneurial community of dream-chasing, purpose-driven peeps. We are hell bent on delivering top notch knowledge and experiences that dramatically shift the way you do business and warrant you longevity in the game. With our ever-expanding brains trust, first-hand experience on the frontline, and daily doses of fist-pumping inspiration, we are here to help you relentlessly hunt down the goals you’ve set for yourself.
We are beyond proud of the Startup Creative journey so far; all that we’ve achieved and the thousands of businesses we’ve boosted along the way. But what you see is only the beginning. Startup Creative is a young venture with an exciting future. The bold ideas and even bolder outcomes we are working towards will catapult your business far beyond the conventional mold of modern-day business models.
To say we’re extremely excited for Startup Creative 2.0, would be to seriously understate our level of exuberance. Yes, we’re very, very excited.
Mostly, we’re tickled pink to be your partner in crime, as we join to redefine the new school of business, challenge the status quo, and write the crazy pages of our future. Buckle up, friends, because we’re just getting started.