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Media Release - Riverpitch puts spotlight on Australia's next generation of entrepreneurs

18 November 2021 – For immediate release

RiverPitch Live, Australia’s leading pitching event for startups, will recommence this year at Lightspace, Brisbane on November 25. For the first time, the event will be live-streamed to a national audience.

Hosted by River City Labs and supported by major sponsors BDO, Sharesource and Amazon Web Services, RiverPitch Live brings Australia’s most promising entrepreneurs and businesses together with Australia’s leading investors.

Backed by ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, the event places Brisbane at the forefront of the Australian technology boom and has produced over 41 Alumni companies since its 2012 launch.

Investors participating this year include Steve Baxter of Ten13 and many more.

Startups pitching at November’s event include businesses looking to bring their innovations to the following sectors; Cybersecurity , IT Management AI, Wellbeing, PropTech, FinTech, Creative and MedTech.

River City Labs’ General Manager, Pauline Fetaui, said: “‘After a challenging two years in a new world, we are thrilled to bring back RiverPitch!

“We are looking forward to bringing back a successful event that connects the Tech Innovation ecosystem and supports stellar Startups and Investors connect for exponential growth, not only in person but online.”

Past alumni of RiverPitch include; Audeara, the ‘world’s first full fidelity headphones, designed by doctors and engineers’ SiteSee, which uses drone footage and artificial intelligence to map, manage and analyse critical infrastructure projects and Weploy, a digital platform that algorithmically matches jobs with pre-vetted candidates on demand.

Investors interested in attending can contact for more information. Media queries can be made to Troy Steer at ACS.

Tickets for RiverPitch Live 2021 can be purchased via Eventbrite here.


 Further information

 Troy Steer

Director of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy

M – 0417 173 740

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About RiverPitch
RiverPitch is an investment series run by ACS Labs (River City Labs, Harbour City Labs, Bay City Labs) providing a platform for entrepreneurs to present their business opportunities to professional investors. RiverPitch aims to provide a different approach to capital funding and de-formalise the search for backers.

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 700 entrepreneurs have called RCL home. Through our events program we have welcomed more than 29,000 guests into our community by hosting over 1000 events aimed at supporting founders on their entrepreneurship journey.

Acquired by the Australian Computer Society in 2019, 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. More than 48,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. ACS strives 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 for more information.