Applications now open for Creative3 RiverPitch September 11,2013

Creative3 and RiverPitch collaborate to create Creative3 RiverPitch

BRISBANE, Australia, 17 June 2013 – In partnership with River City Labs, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) presents Creative3 RiverPitch, a dedicated investment pitching session providing an opportunity for creative ventures with a great business idea to secure investment.

Identifying a significant opportunity to create an event that directly addressed specific sector-wide challenges faced by creative industries in securing investment, Creative3 RiverPitch set out to create a one-of-a-kind event fully devoted to supporting creative businesses get their ideas successfully to market.

Creative3 RiverPitch will bring together pre-screened investors and Startups who have auditioned to gain the privilege to pitch at an investment pitching evening on September 11. The pitch evening will consist of five startup companies pitching their business to investors during a three course meal.

CEO of QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, Anna Rooke, said the Creative3 RiverPitch provides creative businesses a platform to get their ideas successfully to market.

“We set the stage for creative businesses and entrepreneurs to secure investment, catalyse ideas and take their business to the next level,” said Rooke.

Our goal was to create an event that would help prepare creative businesses for investment.  Creative3 RiverPitch was developed as a response to addressing the sector-wide challenges of building a successful creative venture and accessing capital and opportunities.”

General Manager of River City Labs, Peta Ellis, said the Creative3 RiverPitch presents different approaches to capital funding in Brisbane and deformalises the search for investment.

“It presents the opportunity to bring together investment-ready ideas (and teams) with actual investors in order to help get the ideas funded.” said Ellis.

Celebrating entrepreneurs and innovators in an immersive creative environment, Creative3 RiverPitch offers unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional growth for participants.

The new initiative Creative3 RiverPitch will be delivered in partnership with River City Labs and QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, and supported by McCullough Robertson Lawyers and Brisbane Marketing as season partners.

Do you have want it takes to pitch your creative business?

The call for Creative3 RiverPitch applicants is now open for Australian based creative ventures to pitch as part of Australia’s only dedicated investment pitching session. Application closing date is Friday July 12, so make sure you submit your idea at

will be provided mentoring support to get ‘pitch ready’.

About Creative³

Creative³ is a full two-day experience encompassing a series of dynamic presentations from the world’s leading creative visionaries and entrepreneurs that offer real-world insight into the mechanics of creativity, enterprise and investment. With a blend of interactive sessions, keynote speakers, workshops, networking events and evening festivities, Creative³ is designed to spark collaboration and inspire companies to execute their ideas.

About River City Labs

River City Labs is a not for profit company formed 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 in Australia.  River City Labs is a coworking community, it is also central hub to anchor the early stage and startup mobile, web and tech community in Brisbane.

About CEA

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) is passionate about the creative industries. CEA helps develop, grow and establish creative companies and is Australia’s only dedicated creative industries incubator. CEA works with companies at different stages of their development and provides essential business skills and pragmatic action-oriented mentoring focused on company growth and investment.




For an interview request or more information on Creative³, contact:

Peta Ellis, General Manager at or call 0420 374 733.

Anna Rooke, CEO QUT Creative Enterprise Australia at or call 07 3337 7803 or 0438 9991 263.