River City Labs is now seeking submissions for their next RiverPitch event, where budding
investment-ready tech entrepreneurs pitch to a pre-screened group of Australia’s most well-known investors.
Applications are open now until 15 April for the next RiverPitch to be held on 17 May at the Royal International Convention Centre at Bowen Hills, their biggest venue yet and a sign of how the event has grown since its first edition in November 2012.
Applicants are asked to submit their application, which includes a short form and 90-second video, via the F6S online platform. Submissions will be reviewed by a committee of RiverPitch members, who will invite the top 10 – 15 applicants for an interview at River CityLabs the following week.
Up to six finalists will then be selected, who will then attend a series of practice sessions in the lead-up to the 17 May event. RiverPitch seeks to reconceptualise how investors and members of the start-up mobile/web/internet community might meet and form mutually beneficial relationships.
It differentiates itself from Angel Investment groups by having no formal requirements for how the investment may occur. Merely, as Stephen Baxter is fond of saying, it’s to bring two parties together in a social setting to potentially have a “million-dollar conversation.”
RiverPitch is the next phase in River City Labs’ goal of placing Brisbane at the forefront of a technology boom in Australia. Trading off River City Labs’ nationally recognised brand-name in the start-up sector and with generous sponsorship from McCullough Robertson and Morgans,
RiverPitch’s goal is no less grand than to “change the way investing is done in Brisbane.”
Past alumni of RiverPitch include Audeara, the “world’s first full fidelity headphones, designed by doctors and engineers” which has garnered rave reviews on Boss Hunting and the Australian Financial Review; and SiteSee, which uses drone footage and machine learning to map, manage and analyse critical infrastructure projects.
Selected applicants will pitch at Startup Invest which is in conjunction with Myriad. Myriad Festival is Brisbane’s biggest annual startup festival on 17 May.
Apply now, River Pitch Applications Close April 15th.
About River City Labs
River City Labs fosters the growth of startup companies wanting to solve big problems. We provide resources to empower, support and connect entrepreneurs. Central to everything we do is a focus on collaboration and connection. Since 2012 over 460 entrepreneurs have called RCL home. Through our events program, we have welcomed more than 16,000 guests into our community by hosting over 500 events aimed at supporting founders on their entrepreneurship journey.
River City Labs powers a range of programs, events and engagement opportunities, enabling our corporate partners to innovate differently and embed their teams within the start-up community.
River City Labs is a human-led organisation ensuring founders always come first and every engagement is underpinned by our core values of ‘Give Learn Grow’, ‘Take Action’ and ‘Always Challenge’.
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