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River City Labs to host next edition of Startup Weekend at Brisbane

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River City Labs has announced that it will be hosting the next iteration of Startup Weekend Brisbane from November 18th to the 20th.

The event will run as part of the Global Startup Weekend series, with over 200 events to be held on November 11-13 and 18-20. The Startup Weekend Brisbane is a 54-hour event that brings together Brisbane designers, developers, entrepreneurs and experts from all domains to pitch their startup ideas and receive feedback from peers. The event enables citizens to put themselves in the shoes of an entrepreneur and contribute to a more sustainable world.

Teams form around the top ideas— as determined by popular votes— and embark on a three-day event that comprises of business model creation, coding, designing and market validation.

As part of the global series, winning teams from each event will receive a 15-minute meeting with a managing director of a Techstars accelerator, as well as membership into F6S Alpha, providing perks such as free access to coworking spaces around the world and free tickets to events such as the TechCrunch Disrupt.

With several opportunities for feedback, the weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

River City Labs is a coworking community that promotes and develops early stage and startup businesses and entrepreneurial activity in the mobile, Internet, telecoms and technology sector in Brisbane and surrounding regions in Australia.

Their focus is on driving the local ecosystem of mentors, venture capitalists, investment bankers, accountants, lawyers, business advisors, contract web design and developers and any other relevant party to help out the businesses using the Labs.

Peta Ellis, CEO of River City Labs, said the event is an opportune time to collaborate and get involved with people. She added,

It’s about solving problems and coming up with valuable solutions people need and want to use and then pitching to a panel of judges with venture capital or startup backgrounds themselves. Global Startup Weekend gives everyday people the chance to become entrepreneurs and be part of building the next big success stories. Whether you want to start a company, find a cofounder, meet potential staff, or learn a skill far outside your usual job, Startup Weekend is an amazing opportunity to expand your horizons. With Australia committing to a digital future, these are the ideas and businesses we need to drive the economy forward.

Showcasing the growth of the Queensland startup landscape, the Brisbane event won’t be the only one running in Queensland over that weekend, with a number of events scheduled around the state. Next month’s event will be the sixth Startup Weekend to be held by River City Labs.


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