Thriving would perhaps be the best way to describe the Brisbane startup scene right now. One of the most interesting aspects of the Queensland startup ecosystem as an observer is the close relationship that both Brisbane and the Gold Coast have with one another, from Silicon Lakes to River City labs, the entire community seems to have an innate focus on making their state the best ecosystem rather than be distracted by postcode rivalry.
Brisbane-based digital publishing startup Liquid State has come a long way since launching in the latter months of 2010. Their user base has grown 30 times over the past 11 months alone, earning itself the title of High-Growth Business Startup at the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards last year and becoming Australia’s go-to cloud-based platform for distributing digital content across mobile devices.
The joy of tying the knot can often be overshadowed by the stress of planning a wedding. And although we’ve stepped into the digital age, Australian couples still rely on glossy wedding magazines and word-of-mouth recommendations to find suppliers. Brisbane-based entrepreneur, Kristy Ouwerkerk, felt it was time the wedding industry experienced the full benefits of technology.
Brisbane pioneers of an industry first customer satisfaction survey tool, Client Heartbeat opened a New York office this month. Unprecedented demand from United States customers and the significant rise in enquiries worldwide spurred the decision to add a full-time team member in New York.
The inaugural event for RiverPitch will be held in The Cellar of the Brisbane Polo Club on Tuesday October 30th. The event aims to change the way investing is done in Brisbane. The format provides the opportunity for four budding entrepreneurs to present their idea in a ‘pitch’ format to thirty pre-qualified investors.
This event being put on by River City Labs is different to every other pitching event that you have been to. They have turned the tables on the Startup ecosystem. It will be like a reverse pitch with key players in the industry explaining what they have to offer start-ups.