MEDIA RELEASE: RiverPitch June 2015 opens for Applications

MEDIA RELEASE: RiverPitch June 2015 opens for Applications



RiverPitch 2015 brings best startups and top QLD investors together

  • Applications now open for startups to join RiverPitch June 2015
  • Call for investment-ready Australian startups to apply
  • Investors present include Steve Baxter, Michael Dempsey from

Brisbane, 26 May 2015: Startups from all over Australia are being invited to apply to pitch at Queensland’s most high profile startup investment event, RiverPitch. Co-working community, River City Labs, today announced that the event will be held on Friday, 19 June 2015 at Brisbane’s New Farm Cinemas.

Seven startups will be given an exclusive opportunity to pitch their business to some of the nation’s most reputable early stage investors. Joining the high-profile event on the look out for the next big thing will be Micheal Dempsey and RiverPitch founder Steve Baxter.

Peta Ellis, General Manager of River City Labs, commented: “If you are a mobile or Internet focused startup and you want to take your business to the next level, you need to apply now to be part of RiverPitch. RiverPitch is truly changing how investing is being done in Brisbane, its unique format offers a different approach to capital funding, bringing together investors and startups in an informal, social setting.”

RiverPitch was founded in 2012 with the aim of bringing together Queensland’s venture capital community to support and invest in tech startups. It aims to connect the country’s best startups, pre-screened by River City Labs experts, with investors who are actively looking to back promising new ventures. Alumni from previous RiverPitch events include edu-tech startup, CohortPay, fast-growing payroll operations startup, Tanda, and customised project planning startup, Grapple.

Steve Baxter, RiverPitch startup investor and founder of River City Labs, added: “As a serial investor myself I recognise how great the opportunity offered by RiverPitch is for potential investors. RiverPitch is different to Angel group setups as it is solely focused on bringing together investors and startups, without dictating how a single investment gets done. Following the event, meet-ups between both parties are organised bilaterally, attesting to RiverPitch’s flexible and yet proven approach to investment.”


Investors who are looking to invest in tech startups are encouraged to visit: and click investor

Entrepreneurs operating in this space and looking for funding of between $50,000 and $500,000 can apply to pitch a 90 second idea submission to: and click “startup”  

Pitching entrepreneurs will receive two complimentary tickets to RiverPitch

RiverPitch key dates:

Applications CLOSE: Wednesday 3rd June

Top 10 pitches ANNOUNCED: Friday 5th June

Top 10 Audtion Pitch at River City Labs: Monday and Tuesday, 8th – 9th June

Riverpitch: Friday 19th June.

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Media Contacts

Ashford Pritchard, Launch Group

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Laura Blue, Launch Group

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About River City Labs

River City Labs is Brisbane’s premier coworking community and central clubhouse for tech startups.


Current membership sits at over 100 members ranging from early stage startups and founders to established startups and entrepreneurs who have successfully raised capital in the last 18 months.


River City Labs is a nationally recognised brand in the startup sector within Australia. The organisation is a proven leader in this field and has a strong reputation for continuously driving the digital startup economy forward.


The founders, staff and mentors have established themselves as key people to know within the startup ecosystem in Australia have been recognised as key drivers in Queensland’s digital strategy.

River City Labs focuses on providing the right environment for entrepreneurs to make valuable contacts while learning from peers, mentors and industry experts helping them to connect, work and grow.


RCL has facilitated over 100 events in two years all focussed on early stage startups and hosted 10 successful entrepreneurs who have given their time to come and speak with our members and community about their ‘Entrepreneurial Journey’.


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About RiverPitch

RiverPitch is a bi-yearly event that brings together pre-screened investors and pre-screened entrepreneurs in a social environment where developed ideas can be pitched. This invite only event brings together investment-ready ideas (and teams) with actual investors in order to help get the ideas funded. RiverPitch is supported by a community of investors formed to help the early stage and startup sector access funding. RiverPitch aims to provide a different approach to capital funding and de-formalise the search for the next investment.