Mentors Australian startups should get to know: Brisbane Edition (2014)

- March 25, 2014 4 MIN READ

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.

News & Analysis

Brisbane startup Liquid State set to overhaul publishing giant Adobe

- March 19, 2014 3 MIN READ

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.


Veilability injects technology into wedding planning

- October 21, 2013 4 MIN READ

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.


Startup Weekend returns to Brisbane

- July 24, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

Startup Weekend is returning to Brisbane! Running from 18th to the 20th of October. The weekend long event will be the first for Brisbane, held over 54 hours at River City Labs in the heart of Fortitude Valley.


Brisbane startup breaks into the Big Apple

- July 8, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

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.


Q&A with MyNappies Cofounder Toby Shulz

- March 12, 2013 4 MIN READ

The question of the day is: Can a childless nineteen year old run a successful baby supply store? Toby Schulz, the co-founder of MyNappies says yes and his customers from around Australia are voting with their feet as well.


Event: RiverPitch the newest thing to hit Brissie!

- October 23, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

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.


Event: Branding for Startups

- October 9, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

The role of branding is often confused by startups, thinking it is only relevant for larger organisations. Having a clear, engaging brand can often mean the difference between attracting finance, quality employees and most of all, a committed and engaged consumer.


oZApps Award Roadshow with Bill Tai!

- September 3, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

You’re invited to join Bill Tai, oZAPP Awards Judging Panel Chair and Silicon Valley venture capitalist as he discusses the future of smart phones, business apps and tech startups in Australia.


Event: Who’s Who in the Startup Zoo?

- August 21, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

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.