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RiverPitch Returns, Seeking Startups Ready for Series A Investment

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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 investment may occur. Merely, as Stepnen 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.

River Pitch Applications Close April 15th and you can Apply now.

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Paul Towers is a passionate supporter of the Australian startup ecosystem and the Founder of Startup Soda. Originally, Startup Soda was solely a newsletter that helped curate the best content from the Australian startup community, more recently however it has turned into a media platform with the aim of improving coverage of Australian Startups, Founders and VC's.

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