Gold Coast Industry Speed Dating Event

Meet your next career opportunity

Wednesday 21 September 2016 | 6 - 8pm | Princeton Room, Bond University

Want to make business connections and gain real world experience?

The Gold Coast's entrepreneur community is on the hunt for new student talent. Meet professionals representing a range of areas including sales, property development, finance, real estate, recruitment and beauty.

This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to launch their career in a city which is rapidly diversifying beyond tourism offerings to supporting knowledge industries including ICT, health, education and advanced manufacturing.

If you've got skills including data science, programming, AI, marketing, social media and business analytics then this is a night to make your presence known!


  1. Sign up for the event before 18 September (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. Students will pitch their skills and ideas to the startups they want to work with across a series of 8 min “speed-dates”
  4. Secure an offer and innovate with some of the best startups on the Gold Coast
  5. There will be an informal networking session after the event.

Spaces are limited so get in quick!

Meet the companies


Dreamz.AI is an online sales and marketing platform for travel agents powered by Artificial Intelligence. “KAITE”, our AI virtual travel agent, acts an intermediary between the customer and the human travel agent to dream, plan and book personalised holiday packages. Seeking Marketing & PR, IT & Programming students


Niecon is dedicated to quality, innovative and forward thinking sustainable design in the property industry which has led to numerous accolades in the building, development and design industries. We continue to be at the forefront of developing the ultimate life spaces for our clients. Seeking Marketing & PR students.

Fixed Price Car Service

Fixed Price Car Service is Australia's leading online marketplace for Automotive services and repairs. This tech start-up allows motorists to compare one service provider to another. Seeking Marketing & PR, IT and Business Analytics students.


Fundcrowd is a multi-asset class crowdfunding investment platform that provides investors access to a wide range of alternative investment opportunities, including early stage ventures and commercial real estate. The platform is currently in development and due to launch in late 2016.

Exceptional Real Estate

Exceptional Real Estate, is a student accommodation website dedicated to helping Gold Coast homeowners to achieve rewarding student rentals, homestay rentals and sharehouse rentals. It also aims to make finding a room to rent easier for international students and local students on the Gold Coast. Seeking Marketing & PR students.


TechConnect is an Amazon Web Services advanced partner based on the Gold Coast. We are a small team working on exciting DevOps and Data projects. Seeking IT students and graduates.

Mom's Friendly Development Company

MFDC is a small boutique technology development company and we specialise in being friendly.


Critik is a feedback app to automate the way businesses collect, manage and analyse feedback. A simple web/touchscreen interface integrates with a comprehensive backend to enable better relationships between businesses and their customers. Seeking Psychology, Marketing & Data Science students.

Jetson Golf

Jetson Golf are developing a smart ball that allows players to record and analyse their scores and performances automatically in real time via a mobile app. We combine common online gaming features with a traditional sport to attract a new, tech savvy generation to golf. Seeking Electrical Engineering and IT students.


iRecruit is a funded tech startup based in Brisbane. We’re a group of developers, designers and entrepreneurs who are solving the problems of finding work/hiring people. We value driven, intelligent people with a passion for problem solving. Seeking IT students.


Nuonic uses data from real time sources to create information products and technology solutions. We find new applications for data to solve difficult business and social challenges and generate new paths to commercial value.


RY (Recreate Yourself) is Australia’s largest online retailer of haircare, skincare & cosmetics. Seeking IT and Marketing & Communications students.


KJR is Australia’s pre-eminent software quality and risk mitigation consultancy in Australia, improving development velocity for ASX-listed companies, major Government departments and third sector institutions. Seeking IT, Design & Project Management students.


Achiiva is a mobile coaching application for use by coaches, managers and mentors to simplify and strengthen the coaching process and accelerate results. We are leading the digital transformation of coaching. Seeking Design, Marketing & PR, Video Production and Gamification students.

[Pay Ninja

PayNinja is an early stage fintech start-up set to disrupt the incumbent Upwork & in the niche of longer term contract payments. Focused on key coder metrics, PayNinja is a platform built by developers for developers and their employers. Seeking Marketing & Communications, and IT students.

LBFR Creative

LBFR Creative is the business partnership behind successful women’s wear label Leina Broughton and cloud based fashion production software Apparel Suite. Our Leina Broughton product is sold through national boutiques and online via shopify eCommerce platform. Apparel Suite is used within our own business to create, consolidate and execute the day-to-day design and production operations required to manufacture our product and distribute to stores and online customers. Seeking Marketing & Communications and potentially, IT students


Ejetty is an online marketplace that connects boat owners with berth (pontoon) owners. We have around 70 pontoons on the platform and receive daily calls. Seeking Marketing, Sales and IT students.

Simply Ethical Advice

Simply Ethical Advice is a financial planning company that specialises in ethical investment. We offer truly values-based advice and assist individuals divest and then reinvest into ethical investments through superannuation and investment platforms. We want to bring down the cost of ethical financial advice. Seeking IT & Finance students

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