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River City Labs Celebrates tenth anniversary

Brisbane’s leading innovation space passes major milestone

19 July 2022 – for immediate release

River City Labs, Australia’s home for tech innovators and passionate entrepreneurs, has celebrated its tenth anniversary of helping the nation’s leading startups grow and succeed with a gala event at Brisbane’s Cloudland.

During RCL’s ten years, over 800 entrepreneurs have called the Labs home while bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, industry, and government. Over the decade, more than 30,000 guests have attended RCL events.

Acquired by the Australian Computer Society in 2018, River City Labs powers a range of programs, events and engagement opportunities, enabling partners to innovate differently and embed their teams within the Queensland start-up community.

Siobhan Casey, ACS Head of Innovation, paid tribute to the Lab’s success, saying: “It’s a great privilege to be involved with such an exciting group of entrepreneurs and innovators. It’s great to be working with the businesses that are going to define our future.

“River City Labs has been such a wonderful success that we’ve expanded our innovation footprint in Sydney and Melbourne, but RCL itself still remains very much a proud Queensland focused venture that looks to take the state’s best technology startups to the world.”

One of River City Labs leading projects, Startup Catalyst, grew into a sister business and this year celebrates its eighth birthday since it first took emerging Technologists to Silicon Valley.

During its eight years, Startup Catalyst has run 23 international missions to the US, Israel and the UK with over three hundred participants heading overseas to meet industry leaders.

Pauline Fetaui, Manager of River City Labs, added: “‘Since joining in 2019, it has been a privilege to watch the growth of Australia’s emerging technology sector through the action of tenacious entrepreneurs. 

“It’s an even bigger thrill to see the success of 10 years in the ecosystem with River City Labs first Member, Cohort Go announcing last week its acquisition by Flywire in the USA.”

-ENDS-

Further information

Troy Steer

Director of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy

M – 0417 173 740

E – [email protected]

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 800 entrepreneurs have called RCL home. Through our events program we have welcomed more than 30,000 guests into our community by hosting over 1000 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.

About ACS

ACS is the professional association for Australia's technology sector. ACS members work across business, education, government, and the community delivering the digital services essential to the nation’s prosperity and security.

ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. ACS strives for technology professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on technology and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.