Innovators and Entrepreneurs

To foster the growth of tech startups solving big global problems.

We understand that every founder's journey is unique

Welcome to River City Labs.

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

River City Labs fosters the growth of start up companies that are wanting to make a change and solve big problems. As an incubator for Queenslands tech start up ecosystem, we are focused on on driving innovation by providing resources to empower, support and connect entrepreneurs.

Central to everything we do is a focus on collaboration and connection.

River City Labs facilitates a diverse range of programs, events and engagement opportunities, that enable our corporate partners to innovate differently and embed their teams within the start-up community.

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. 


Australia's future and our contribution 

To be the catalyst for tech innovation and startups in solving global problems whilst building capability and capacity. 


Commitment to founders 

We are unapologetic in our commitment to growing successful global Aussie tech companies.


Beyond values, these are the traits that under-pin the legacy of River City Labs

Collaboration for collective impact
For Australia to produce world-stage tech brands, our innovation eco-system needs to align around the highest potential startups. We believe focused collaboration is the key to finding Innovative Tech Giants.

Supporting Australia’s interests by supporting founders
Everything we do has been designed to make Australia a world leader in tech talent, by fostering innovation and creating new forms of value. We believe Australia has amazing talent, not just capable of competing on the world stage but doing this and for the betterment of our nation - done in the Australian way. We create the best environments to work from in our iconic cities. We create outcomes for Australia that ensure tech sector growth impacts our economy, no matter where in the world our startups grow into.

Quintessence of our founder vision
It is easy to get lost on your way to the big stage. We ensure the support network around our founders are near enough to add value, but far enough to keep the autonomy and individual flair of our startups tracking to their vision and the legacy they are pursuing.

The right programs for the right outome

We are focused on curating the right programs that best achieve our mission.  Leveraging our community of Entrepreneurs, Alumnis, Mentors, Partnerships both Private and Government, our Investor and global network to enable the best results for our ecosystem.  

Our Space

Beyond becoming a resident at River City Labs, we promote an ecosystem that enables collaboration, thought leadership and inclusion.  Collaborators from overseas to local meet-ups, educators and corporate partners source the Labs as a place to problem solve, connect and accelerate tech innovation and growth. 


Creating Capital

Pitch to potential supporters, promote your startup to like-minded founders, or present your breakthrough to an excited ecosystem.


Powering Pipelines

Access a private, functional space to work with your own team members, or meet with potential collaborators.

Hosting Events

Building Balance

Individuals, businesses, fellow industry startups are all welcome to host events and/or pitches and can do so in collaboration with RCL.

Need a Boardroom?

Tapping Talent

The boardroom, a space suitable for up to 16 guests, is the perfect place in which to deliberate on the important details of your startup.

Our Story

River City Labs was first founded in 2012 by one of Australia's most successful tech entrepreneurs and Australian TV Series, Shark Tank investor, Steve Baxter. Since 2012, over 700 startup founders have called RCL home. We have hosted over 1,000 events, aimed at supporting founders on their entrepreneurship journey, and have welcomed more than 29,000 guests into our community.

In 2018, RCL was acquired by Australian Computer Society, The Professional Association of Information and Computer Technology, bringing a fresh set of ideas and vision to support the growth of Brisbane startups.

Moving forward, River City Labs is focused on being the catalyst for the Brisbane startup ecosystem,
and driving startups to the international stage.


Meet Our Team

At River City Labs, we love to show off the awesome humans that run our company. 

Each and every one of our superstar employees is a representation of the RCL brand: committed, passionate and driven. We each bring together our operational expertise, experience, and networks to inspire, empower and support our community, partners and suppliers. 

Through our internship program, we work with university students who offer value and a unique set of ideas to RCL,
whilst we provide them with an exciting opportunity to bridge their gap between theory and practice.

General Manager 

Creating Capital


Tapping Talent

Partnerships & Programs 

Tapping Talent

Community & Events

Tapping Talent

Marketing & PR

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