Today I attended a talk hosted at the River City Labs entitled Venture Capital, Fundraising & Founders – A Silicon Valley Perspective.
I have wanted to attend an event at RiverCity Labs for a while so glad I finally got the opportunity. RiverCity Labs is based at level 2, 282 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley. Start-ups can hire desk space at the labs for $350 per month ex GST; you might even be able to negotiate a day rate.
The presentation area was created to the left of the venue with temporary walls barricading us from the ‘entrepreneurs’ whom sat at their desks busily innovating.
As I arrived I met @MaddyVeenstra, Co-Founder of @Wikifashion in the lifts, and when we entered the event realised we were in the minority, I estimate only 5% of the audience was female.
Here are a few of my takeaways from the event;
We heard from Richard Hortona lawyer from DLA Piper the #1 law firm for venture