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Riverpitch opens latest event for startups and investors

Brisbane’s premier pitch session to be held on November 14


Thursday 31 October 2019: RiverPitch, Australia’s leading bi-annual pitching event for startups, will hold its 12th event at Lightspace in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley on November 14.

Hosted by River City Labs and generously supported by sponsor McCullough Robertson, RiverPitch brings pre-screened startups together with Australia’s leading investors. 

Backed by ACS, the professional associated for Australia’s technology sector, the event places Brisbane at the forefront of the Australian technology boom and has produced over 64 Alumni companies since its 2012 launch.

Investors participating this year include Transition Level Investments, Black Sheep Capital, PieLAB Venture Partners, Mawson Ventures, Full Circle VC and many more.

Startups pitching at November’s event include an equity management service, a project management monitoring platform, a real time pest control tool and a platform to help electricians stay safe onsite.

ACS Director, Scale-Ups & Innovation Labs, Siobhan Casey, said: “Riverpitch is the seminal event in Brisbane for start-ups and investors, and is the only pitch event that boasts its own TV series. 

“As an inaugural judge on the Riverpitch TV Series early this year, I am extremely excited to be hosting this event and I am curious to see what challenges our entrepreneurs are solving with their innovative business idea.”

Past alumni of RiverPitch include Audeara, the ‘world’s first full fidelity headphones, designed by doctors and engineers’ and SiteSee, which uses drone footage and artificial intelligence to map, manage and analyse critical infrastructure projects.

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




Further information

Troy Steer
Director of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy
M – 0417 173 740
E – [email protected]


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 45,000 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.

The Society strives for technology professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, along with promoting the formulation of effective policies on technology and related matters. Visit for more information.