QLD’s leading enabler for Emerging Tech companies with an ambition to go BIG!

Welcome to River City Labs, the home for Tech Innovators and passionate Entrepreneurs. 

We understand that every founder's journey is unique!

We are a community of passionate, motivated people- just like you! 

River City Labs is an incubator for Queensland's tech start up ecosystem. We are focused on driving innovation by providing resources to empower, support and connect tech entrepreneurs, startup and scaleup businesses.

We facilitate a diverse range of programs, events and engagement opportunities through our community of Entrepreneurs, Alumnis, Mentors, Private and Government partnerships, our Investor and global network, to elevate the local Queensland ecosystem.  

Our objective is to provide the access required to support tech startups gain traction in international export markets, and develop their product offering to address big global challenges.  This means providing access to an unwavering, persistent and supportive River City Labs Community, and providing connections to talent, capital and customers.

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Launching August at Something Tech. 2023 - Elevating Female Founders Program

Applications NOW OPEN!

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River City Labs together with Advance Queensland are proud to announce a new program targeted at elevating Female Founders in Queensland.

Program will launch at the end of 2023 with Applications opening on 31st August at Something Tech. 2023


Ocean City Labs opens it's Maroochydoore home

River City Labs is proud to announce we are extending our Programs & Services to Ocean City Labs in the Sunshine Coast - a collaboration with RCL Alumni, Tablogs

If you are an Entrepreneur of an Emerging Tech company on the Sunshine Coast or a Technologist looking to join a community, check out more information on Ocean City Labs 

Read full Media Release here.

Something Tech. & River Rival 2022 launch at Howard Smith Wharves last October

Privacy-focused payment startup Xiippy was the big winner from the River Rival pitch competition that closed out Brisbane’s Something Tech conference last week, taking out both the judge’s award for Best in Product and tying for the Best of the Best award with diabetes medicine subscription service Stripped Supply.

Read the full story here.

View Photos from Day 1 & 2 of Something Tech. & River Rival 

Minister of Industry and Science, Ed Husic, visits River City Labs and lays out ALP tech policies. A long supporter of RCL, Ed Husic said, "I always love River City Labs to see what's happening and get a sense of the companies going through and the ideas they are focused on."

Read the full story here.


Check out what's happening in River City Labs!

Building Business: 
Why is discovery important?
with Toby Vann and Nicholas O'Donnel from Codex

Thursday 14th September

From 11:00AM 

Online | River City Labs

Building Business: Capital Raising Preparation (The Legals)
with Roshan Sidhu from PwC Australia

Tuesday 26th September

From 11:00AM 

Online | River City Labs

Founders Fusion 
Open House 

Thursday 5th October 

From 9:30AM 

In person | River City Labs