RiverPitch Live launches in Sydney - Applications are open now

After a series of successful RiverPitch events in Queensland with up to 10 - 15  startups and scaleups participating at each event and pitching to an audience of over 100, RiverPitch Live will launch in Sydney on the 27 June 2019 at Sydney Startup Hub.  

RiverPitch Live - Sydney 2019 will replicate its RiverPitch Brisbane Live event series, where screened startups and screened high-profile investors come together in a social evening where investor ready projects can be pitched. The event will aim to foster both the startup and investment community in Sydney, where investor ready startups and teams are connected with experienced investors. Last year RiverPitch Brisbane 2018 helped over eight teams ( over two RiverPitch Live Brisbane events ) secure funding.

Peta Ellis, City Labs Group CEO says “The Sydney Startup scene is developing each year and events like RiverPitch will fast-track progress even further. With the recent launch of Harbour City Labs in Sydney ( River City Labs’ sister brand ), it is a great time for us to introduce to the startup scene in Sydney, our popular RiverPitch Live event that we launched seven years ago in Brisbane and continues to showcase startups raising capital”.


“We are looking for startups and scaleups who have a strong ambition to grow fast, and scaling and seeking investment to become nationally and globally relevant companies. RiverPitch Live Sydney 2019 will assist Founders to connect and develop relationships with an elite high-profile community of investors that have had an ongoing and reputable tie with our organisation”.


The RiverPitch Live Sydney 2019 applications are currently open and will close on 26 May 2019 Midnight. Part of the application process includes providing a 90-second video pitch highlighting what your product/ service is and why you would like the opportunity to pitch at RiverPitch Live Sydney 2019.  All submissions are carefully vetted by a committee of RiverPitch Judges. The Successful teams are invited to pitch in front of a room full of investors on the 27 June 2019 at the Sydney Startup Hub.

Apply for RiverPitch Live Sydney 2019 here


About RiverPitch

RiverPitch is an event series run by River City Labs that provides a great platform for Entrepreneurs to present their business opportunities to a group of registered investors in order to help raise capital for their company. RiverPitch aims to provide a different approach to capital funding and de-formalise the search for the next investment. There have been over 16 public events since 2012 run by the Labs Group,  producing 61 alumni companies. ⅓ raised capital within a 12 month period after RiverPitch.

In 2018 RiverPitch produced an eight-part television series in partnership with the ACS and YourMoney .


About Harbour City Labs

Harbour City Labs provides  Australia’s best tech founders and their teams a platform to continue growing, scaling and maturing.  Our state of the art premises and program focuses on scaleups in the B2B enterprise space who are product focused and building for global markets from day one.

We are focused on founders first and committed to fostering innovation by creating outcomes to ensure tech sector growth impacts our economy to produce world - stage tech brands.


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 ACS

ACS is the professional association for Australia’s  Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. More than 45,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. ACS exists to create an environment and provide opportunities for members and partners to succeed. ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.