RCL Accelerator takes a step ahead to redefine the growth of Australian Startups

RCL Accelerator takes a step ahead to redefine the growth of Australian Start-ups

The RCL Accelerator (powered by muru-D) is about to embark on a mission to San Francisco to expose Australian startups to the US market like no other program has done before. The Brisbane-based accelerator (Founded by Steve Baxter of Channel 10’s ‘Shark Tank’ and run out of River City Labs) will next week be taking their current cohort,BNE4, to San Francisco to exhibit their startups at TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF (the world's largest pre-series-A startup conference)  in their very own unprecedented ‘Australian Pavilion’.

Head of RCL Accelerator, Cristo Pajust, says:

“There’s no better way to showcase Australian startups ready to scale than to bring them to the world-stage of who’s-who in the startup world. Disrupt SF has historically been the platform for catalysing huge successes and I believe our BNE4 Founders are ready to go eye to eye with their US counterparts.”

Attendance at TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF will see the 9 Startups exposed to over 10,000+ industry professionals per day, 400+ press outlets and entry to workshops and panels with 140+ speakers including Reid Hoffman (Greylock Partners), Douglas Leone (Sequoia Capital) and Priscilla Chan (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative) to name a few.

Along with a free ticket to the 3-day tech startup conference (usually ticket prices start from AUD$1,000 a day) Founders in the BNE4 cohort will also take part in a week-long bespoke program in San Francisco designed to introduce them to internationally acclaimed Entrepreneurs and Mentors as well as potential Investors, partners and customers.  

The 7-day mission involves events run by 500 Startups, Salesforce, Austrade and an exclusive mentoring event with 20 leading industry Investors and Entrepreneurs such as Viki Forest, Ryan Erving and Marius Ursache.

The RCL Accelerator program has designed this mission in support of their goal to  encourage the growth and development of the Australian startup ecosystem and to empower Australian startups to ‘think global from day one’.

The program’s mission in San Francisco kicks off 2nd to 9th September 2018.


About RCL Accelerator

The RCL Accelerator, powered by muru-D, is a 6-month program operating out of River City Labs in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley. Each cohort the program takes up to 12 startups and provides them with 6-figure capital funding, premium office space, mentorship, workshops and the necessary tools that will propel them into becoming an investment-ready business.


About RCL

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.


About muru-D

muru-D is a start-up accelerator program in Australia that helps startups and founders scale smarter and faster.  We’re backed by Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company.