Activate at River City Labs

August 2020 Program

An idea is great! But turning that idea into a Business is not for the faint hearted! 

Activate helps get your business up and running, and to solidify your place in the Startup Ecosystem!

Entry Criteria 

  • For new River City Labs Residents or joined in July only
  • Must be a *Tech Startup (Tech Startup companies deliver new technology products or services or existing technology products or services in new ways).
  • Must have a verifiable business with ASIC registration
    Online Registration will close on Monday 27th July at 5:00pm
  • To avoid disappointment, ensure you register for the Activate program before the registration closing date.
  • Payment of founder membership must be paid at the beginning of the program.
  • If you are successful on completion of this application form, you will be contacted by RCL to set up on an interview on the week following Monday 27th July 2020.
  • Program starts 3rd August 2020.

Only 8 spots available for this intake!


Are you working on an idea? Stay tuned for the next Activate Cohort!

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] 

Learn from the best! 

Peter Laurie, Entrepreneur In Residence

As, The Founder of Junta, Peter participates heavily in the innovation system, and plays a particular role in interfacing between corporates and new ventures. He has coached and advised 800+ startups and new ventures on how to innovate, implement, and deliver to both consumers and businesses. Peter has been the Mentor in Residence at River City Labs for over seven years, an Entrepreneur in Residence on six different programs over the last two years and, a mentor on 15+ startup programs nationally. He has been doing large scale software development for the last 25 years for both Enterprise and New Ventures and has an MBA from QUT specializing in strategy, entrepreneurship, and microeconomics. He is a sessional lecturer in innovation, and business strategy at both UQ and QUT, and also won the Queensland Pearcey Entrepreneur Award for 2018. 

Llew Jury, Entrepreneur in Residence

Llew Jury  is the Entrepreneur in Residence for River City Labs and a serial founder and investor. He is the founder and Chair of Reload, a global digital marketing agency, the Managing Director of venture capital firm Sprint, a director of HR Tech firm Advancer and a founder of social isolation prevention firm, Socially.

Pauline Fetaui, GM of River City Labs

Pauline Fetaui is the General Manager of River City Labs who joined in October 2019 to continue her passion for helping people create and live their purpose, whilst growing innovative tech for the advancement of society. Pauline’s own contribution to this, includes CheeHoo, a personal assistant and organizer app; and her role as co-host for A Splash of Colour podcast where authentic conversations about being human come to life. Pauline also brings 19 years-experience in Corporate leading Business and Digital Transformation and Services. 


Alex Taylor

Founder of Dashup

Founder of MaxusAI

Pete Lock & David Funch

Co-Founder of Press Won

Co-Founders of Covet Cast