Week 12 Wrap-Up! River City Labs Startup Accelerator

Week 12 Wrap-Up! River City Labs Startup Accelerator

Whilst not as intense or exciting as week 11 in Sydney, we all continued working hard in week 12 of our River City Labs (muru-D) startup accelerator program. GreenSocks gained another awesome team member. Steve Baxter’s group ran a free two-day conference. Outbound won some prizes. We served our biggest lawn mowing job yet. And more…

TLI Conference at River City Labs

Steve Baxter’s Transition Level Investments ran an awesome two-day conference at River City Labs, featuring some of Steve’s investments from Shark Tank Australia’s first season, plus speakers such as: Will Davies from Car Next Door; Felice Testini from Trade Partners; Garry Thomson from Uplifting Australia; Georgie Scott from CTD Australia; and Jessica Ruhfus from Collabosaurus.

Transition Level Investments’ portfolio includes: Right Pedal Studios; Indoor Skydiving Australia; DoseMe; Trektraka; Orion VM; Other Levels; Cohortpay; Ollo Mobile; goCatch; TXT4Coffee; Atomo Diagnostics; The Scrubba; Bottlepops; Rescue Swag; Ruby and Ollie’s; and Those Girls Iced Tea. Alumni include Intraserve Group and CBO Telecommunications.

 

Conference at River City Labs

Will Davies from startup Car Next Door at River City Labs © GreenSocks

Will Davies from startup Car Next Door at TLI Conference, River City Labs, Brisbane © GreenSocks

Outbound win $500 from our muru-D Co-Founders

Co-founders of muru-D, Annie Parker and Charlotte Yarkoni (President, Telstra Software Group) visited River City Labs to review the muru-D/River City Labs accelerator program’s progress. They were kept busy with some closed door meetings and then some team pitching from GreenSocks, Puntaa, Outbound, ParkFit and Process PA. Big congrats go to Mark and Ryan from Outbound who walked away with $500 for best pitch of the day!

Outbound wins the $500 pitch prize!

Outbound wins the $500 pitch prize!

 

Welcome to Tina Rider

GreenSocks is very excited to announce that our second employee, Tina Rider started this week. Together with our first hire, Melisa Radak, Tina’s going to be focussed on coordinating customer lawn mowing bookings with mowing providers (plus much more).

Tina most recently worked as a Senior Business Development Manager at APM PriceFinder – Domain Group (a division of Fairfax Media). She also has a background in the banking and automotive industries. She’s a huge fan of Steve Baxter and Shark Tank – hence the proud selfie with Steve in week one.

GreenSocks - Tina Rider and Steve Baxter - River City Labs © GreenSocks

GreenSocks’ Tina Rider, with Steve Baxter at River City Labs. Drop by and say hi to Tina! © GreenSocks

 

Puntaa’s Cheeseburger Challenge

Startup accelerator team Puntaa’s weekly internal challenge on their app was a cheeseburger challenge at River City Labs. GreenSocks co-founder Richard was keen, but the prize ultimately went to the hungrier guy. Congrats Harry! Outbound win again this week.

Richard from GreenSocks - ready for the Cheeseburger Challenge at River City Labs

Richard from GreenSocks – hungry for the Cheeseburger Challenge at River City Labs

 

Our Biggest Lawn Mowing Job Yet

This week, we had our biggest lawn mowing job yet – superstar Alan Prince put in s-e-v-e-n-t-e-e-n hours!

Thankfully, the end result was a customer very happy to get to their pool again. And you wouldn’t believe it… they turned out to be massive Star Wars fans, so Richard rewarded them with some free tickets to the Star Wars premiere at Southbank, Brisbane, from his secret supply!

Before photo: GreenSocks lawn mowing

Before photo: GreenSocks lawn mowing Gold Coast, Queensland

 

Before photo: GreenSocks lawn mowing

Before photo: GreenSocks lawn mowing Gold Coast, Queensland

After photo: GreenSocks lawn mowing

After photo: GreenSocks lawn mowing Gold Coast, Queensland

 

After photo: GreenSocks lawn mowing

After photo: GreenSocks lawn mowing Gold Coast, Queensland

 

Puntaa raising a Seed Round

Big news… the boys at Puntaa are on a mission to raise $750k in a seed round. Can someone please, either invest, or at least donate Nick a new pair of shoes? #StartupLife

Startup life with Nicholas Heaney from Puntaa - River City Labs

Startup life with Nicholas Heaney from Puntaa – River City Labs

 

Demo-Day Practice Pitches at Friday’s Open House

River City Labs Startup Accelerator

 

Santa visits River City Labs

Who needs a jacket when you get cold in meeting room one at River City Labs? Turns out there’s a Santa outfit in there that does the job pretty well, says Richard. Ho, ho, ho and Merry Christmas to all!

Richard Eastes from GreenSocks wears Santa, not Prada © GreenSocks

Richard Eastes from GreenSocks wears Santa, not Prada © GreenSocks

And, that’s a wrap!

Have an awesome week!

In our next update, we’ll have the highlights from our big Demo Day. Stay tuned…

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Miss our previous epic wrap-ups? 

Week 1Week 2Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11

 

1 Comment

  1. Andrea Martins

    It’s the least we can do for them. Very appreciative for everything they’ve done for us.

    Reply

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