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ESIC RiverPitch attracts a full house and an investment offer

Sprout Kitchens, Cardihab, and Critik founders pose together for a photo at RiverPitch.

If you’re looking to invest money into beer, quirky venues, kitchen space, customer feedback, or cardiac rehab – then Brisbane’s RiverPitch last week was the place to be. In a full house of 80 pre-screened investors, venture capital firms, and entrepreneurs, five ...

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Behind the scenes with River City Labs’ second muru-D accelerator cohort

River City Labs' second cohort pose for a group shot.

Like cheese in a mousetrap, the temptation of six months intensive mentoring, $60,000 funding, and introductions to top local and international investors proved too hard to resist for the teams who were announced last week as the second muru-D Brisbane ...

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Brisbane mates raise the stakes along with $750k

An Englishman, an Irishman and an Australian walk into a bar. They bet on horse racing, their billiards game and their beer sculling contest. One of them wins all three bets. The winner doesn’t get paid. Why not? No, this ...

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7 Unexpected lessons I learned at the muru-D accelerator

It was late Saturday night and my GreenSocks co-founder Richard Eastes and I were walking out of River City Labs, having just had our startup concept picked to pieces at the muru-D accelerator‘s pre-selection boot camp. Demoralised but not defeated, Richard’s ...

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River City Labs to double in size and scope

On Monday, River City Labs announced plans to relocate to a 10,500 square metre space in Fortitude Valley’s heritage-listed TCB Building. The move, set to take place within the next six months, is aimed at catering to startups that have ...

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Trying on the Ruby programming slippers

It began in Helsinki, Finland. Committed to promoting the participation of women and girls in web development and programming, the inaugural Rails Girls in 2010 drew over one hundred participants and has since expanded into a worldwide initiative. In July, ...

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A look at River City Labs Accelerator’s first intake

Early last week, Brisbane co-working space River City Labs and Telstra-backed accelerator muru-D announced the first intake for their joint-funded “River City Labs Accelerator” program. As we discussed last time, the inaugural accelerator offers $20,000 seed capital in return for 3% equity, and ...

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Fragmentation blues: How to address Brisbane’s splintered ecosystem

Fragmentation isn’t just something Android developers need to worry about. Fragmentation frustrates. It slows things down, it causes duplication of effort, and in a startup ecosystem, fragmentation can severely stunt growth. A recent conversation about setting up a hub for startups ...

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How might Advance Queensland improve our startup ecosystem?

It’s early days for Advance Queensland, but the response from the state’s startup community has been overwhelmingly positive. Championed by Minister for Science and Innovation Leeanne Enoch, shown above at an Advance Queensland Budding Business Brains Workshop, Labor’s $180 million job package has attracted endless ...

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Inaugural accelerator signals next step for River City Labs

Brisbane co-working hub and startup hotspot River City Labs has announced their first ever accelerator program, the fittingly titled River City Labs Accelerator, which has been launched as part of a trial partnership with Telstra-backed accelerator muru-D. The fourteen week ...

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