Get Connected Brisbane

Speed date with Brisbane's most promising tech startups @River City Labs

Wednesday 29 June 2016 | 2 - 5pm | Level 2, 282 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately, online registrations for Get Connected Brisbane are now closed. Places were limited however if you are still super keen then email and we'll put you on a waiting list. If there's a cancellation we'll let you know Tues 28 Jun. Thanks - The Ribit Team :-)

If you’re a uni student who wants to get into the startup scene, this event is for you.

River City Labs is a community of entrepreneurs and innovators, and Brisbane's focal point for startup activity around mobile, Internet, telecoms and technology sectors. The startups in this community are on the hunt for new student talent to join their teams.

Get on board with a startup to:

  • Build your experience
  • Access paid internships and part-time roles.

Special Guest Speaker Steve Baxter, as seen on TV show The Shark Tank

Steve Baxter

Steve Baxter is one of Australia’s most successful tech entrepreneurs, and an active investor and mentor to startups and he is going to impart some words of wisdom and be available to meet with you at Get Connected Brisbane!

Steve is an active supporter of Australia’s and Queensland’s startup eco-system, as a founding board member of advocacy group StartupAUS, the founder of Brisbane co-working community River City Labs, and the mission leader for Startup Catalyst.

For more on Steve, check out his website

ABC News recently covered Ribit's Get Connected Canberra event. Check out all the action here: watch me

Wednesday 29 June 2016 | 2pm – 5pm | Rivercity Labs | Level 2, 282 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane


  1. Sign up for the event before 24 June (make sure you've completed a Ribit profile and that you've registered for the event)
  2. Top startups will give a brief pitch about their company
  3. Now students will pitch their skills and ideas to the startups they want to work with across a series of 5-7 min “speed-dates”
  4. Secure an offer and innovate with some of the best startups in Brisbane
  5. There will be an informal networking session after the event.

Spaces are limited so get in quick!

Meet the startups


Want Marketing & PR students.


Want IT & Programming, Design & Creative, Marketing & PR students


Want IT & Programming, Design & Creative, Marketing & PR


Want Admin & Support, Marketing & PR, Business & Finance


Want IT & Programming, Design & Creative, Marketing & PR


Want IT & Programming


Want Design & Creative, Marketing & PR


Want IT & Programming, Marketing & PR


A mobile music streaming platform, that promotes and supports the local music industry in three ways:

  • Streaming artist songs to listeners in their local area.
  • Directly connecting artists, music lovers, venues and records labels.
  • Creating and supporting live gigs. By streaming localised music to listeners and then using our proprietary rating system, we are able to track information such as popularity and listener demographics for specific artists. This data is used as validation for venues and record labels when creating gigs or signing prospective artists. We also act as promoters for the artists and venues when gigs have been created through our service.

Want IT & Programming, Design & Creative, Marketing & PR


Want IT & Programming, Design & Creative, Marketing & PR


Want IT & Programming, Design & Creative, Marketing & PR


Wants IT & Programming, Design & Creative


A cloud based Point of Sale (POS) system designed for hospitality businesses like restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs and pubs.

Wants IT & Programming, Design & Creative, Marketing & PR


Therapair is a website that matches health and wellness professionals with the right type of customers based on their individual preferences and allows them to book appointments online with a therapist they've been matched with. It's like eHarmony meets Airbnb for the health and wellness space.

Wants IT & Programming


Wants Design & Creative, Admin & Support, Marketing & PR

Gifts for Good

Wants IT & Programming, Marketing & PR

All Pland

Wants IT & Programming, Marketing & PR


Wants Design & Creative, Admin & Support, Marketing & PR

About Rivercity Labs

Rivercity Labs

River City Labs is a co-working community of like minded individuals who came together to promote and develop early stage and startup businesses and entrepreneurial activity in the mobile, Internet, telecoms and technology sector in Brisbane and surrounding regions.

About Ribit

Ribit (currently a Beta prototype) is part of Data61, a new entity created from a partnership between the former NICTA and the CSIRO’s Digital Productivity Unit.

Register as:

Student or Employer