River City Labs and empire group establish RegTech Qld

Date      Wednesday, 30 September 2020

River City Labs has partnered with empire group to put RegTech into focus for Queensland. Bringing together the talented community of likeminded professionals and innovators, RegTech Qld closes the gap on tech innovation in the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) domains across industries.

 “empire group is passionate about leading the way. RegTech is a vital regulatory function that impacts the way organization’s manage governance, risk and compliance. empire group is delighted to partner with River City Labs to shine a bright light on RegTech in Queensland,” said Michelle Sneesby, Founder and Managing Partner of empire group.

McCullough Robertson’s Ben Wood expressed “whilst Queensland and Brisbane can occasionally be overlooked as a financial services hub, as compared to Sydney or Melbourne, it’s in fact home to a number of excellent financial institutions and boutique financial services providers.  With the ever-increasing regulatory and compliance requirements within the financial services sector, it is great to see a purpose-built program at River City Labs, operating in Queensland, to support these entities through a specific focus and development of RegTech.”

RegTech Qld will kick off the last quarter of this year with digital events hosted by River City Labs and sponsored by empire group, inviting key innovators, investors, GRC professionals and technologists to collaborate on the opportunity to grow the local community in Queensland.

Subsequent events will look at domain focused topics such as Anti-Money Laundering, which in 2020 has seen an increased focus with a global move towards digital transactions.

With much more to come and the growing opportunity for entrepreneurs and professionals to combat the increased cost of compliance through technologies.

Learn more and engage with the RegTech QLD community here:

RegTech QLD Meetup

RegTech QLD Eventbrite



Further information

Troy Steer

Director of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy

M – 0417 173 740

E – troy.steer@acs.org.au


About River City Labs

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.

Since 2012 over 700 entrepreneurs have called RCL home. Through our events program we have welcomed more than 29,000 guests into our community by hosting over 1000 events aimed at supporting founders on their entrepreneurship journey.

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


About empire group

EG are a leading legal, governance, risk & compliance (GRC), technology and digital recruitment firm with an established network of offices across Australia. We are trusted advisors across legal, corporate and government sectors connecting the power of great people for over a decade. We are truly passionate about doing an outstanding job for our candidates and clients. Our expert Consultants have backgrounds in the sectors in which they source talent and have unrivalled networks and connections which they’ve developed over many years.


About ACS

ACS is the professional association for Australia's technology sector. More than 50,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. ACS strives technology professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on technology and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.