Week 13 Wrap-Up! River City Labs Startup Accelerator

Week 13 Wrap-Up! River City Labs Startup Accelerator

Week 13 was all about Demo Day. So, apart from an unexpected detour for a photo shoot for The Courier Mail, everything else this week was about pitch practice, pitch feedback, venue inspections and getting ready for Demo Day.

GreenSocks featured with Malcolm Turnbull PM

Thanks to River City Labs Manager Josh Anthony, GreenSocks scored an unexpected joint page in The Courier Mail on Tuesday for the launch of PM Malcolm Turnbull’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. Thanks Josh!

GreenSocks and Malcolm Turnbull PM in The Courier Mail, Brisbane

We know what you’re thinking Malcolm Turnbull PM… “How can I get a pair of those green socks?”

 

Sydney muru-D Class 3 announced

While we were preparing for Demo Day in Brisbane, muru-D HQ in Sydney celebrated the end of applications, interviews and an intensive boot camp, to proudly announce the ten very diverse teams in their 2016 Sydney muru-D class 3 intake. Congrats guys!

muru-D Sydney - Startup Accelerator

muru-D Sydney class 3 announced – Startup Accelerator

 

BOQ & muru-D Angel Investor Dinner

On Wednesday night, we were treated to a fancy dinner at BOQ. Four of our five accelerator teams(GreenSocks, Puntaa, Outbound, ProcessPA) pitched our startups to the angel investors and BOQ guests. Steve Baxter (River City Labs and Shark Tank), Dale Rankine (FutureNow Ventures), Annie Parker (muru-D) and Donna-Maree Vinci (BOQ Group Executive, Enterprise Solutions) also shared the stage. Lots of great energy in the room. Thanks so much BOQ!

 

River City Labs Startup Accelerator

Steve Baxter from River City Labs at the BOQ muru-D dinner © GreenSocks

Steve Baxter from River City Labs (and Shark Tank) at the BOQ muru-D dinner © GreenSocks

 

Dale Rankine of FutureNow Ventures at BOQ muru-D dinner

Dale Rankine of FutureNow Ventures at BOQ muru-D dinner

 

Demo Day

This week saw Demo Day – the climax of our first three months in the River City Labs (muru-D) startup accelerator – at the Palace Barracks Cinema in Brisbane. With the 200 seats oversold, the expectations were high. Thankfully, all teams delivered on the night – inclusive of a dramatic glass crashing down the stairs at the end.

River City Labs Startup Accelerator

 

River City Labs Startup Accelerator

 

River City Labs Startup Accelerator

 

River City Labs Startup Accelerator

 

River City Labs Accelerator Teams celebrate after Demo Day! © GreenSocks

Some of the River City Labs Accelerator Teams (and guests) celebrate after Demo Day © GreenSocks

 

*Want to see more feedback and photos from Demo Day? Just jump onto the River City Labs Twitter channel here.*

 

Poker Night – Startups Vs Investors

Puntaa hosted their second Startups Vs Investors poker night. Only this time, Puntaa’s Nick Heaney played his cards right. Congrats Nick on your prestigious win! Cumulative scoreline: Startups 1. Investors 1.

Poker Night - Startups Vs Investors - River City Labs - Thanks to Puntaa

 

River City Labs Christmas Party

Finally, the week ended with RCL’s annual Christmas party in New Farm Park River City Labs. Thanks everyone for coming and thanks to the RCL crew for organising!

River City Labs Christmas Party 2015

And, that’s a wrap!

Next week will be our last weekly update, because it’s the last week of our intensive 14 week program. The next part of our program will not be as intensive, so we’ll only blog when we have news to tell – which hopefully, will still be often, but not weekly. Have a fantastic week Everyone and thanks for supporting GreenSocks and the RCL (muru-D) accelerator teams!

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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, Week 12

 

Thanks go to Nish Bandara ‏for the featured image at the top this week

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