Moving to the Valley has allowed Snelleman Tom to meet and collaborate with new and interesting business ventures that we may not have considered when solely residing at our Taringa offices. One of these is River City Labs founded by Steve Baxter, an entrepreneur and a judge on the hit TV series Shark Tank. River City Labs are located a on Wickham Street (only a 5 minute walk from our Mosaic Building) and provides Brisbane with a inside glimpse of what the future looks like and supports entrepreneurs in their innovative thinking through a co-sharing work environment.
We first met some of the River City Labs crew a few weeks ago after hearing a lot of hype and decided to investigate for ourselves. With Snelleman Tom’s CEO’s impending departure to Silicon Valley it was impeccable timing that they were hosting a panel style discussion on the do’s and don’ts of Silicon Valley providing valuable knowledge for Martin’s trip. To show our gratitude and as a gesture of working together we sent Aaron Birkby who heads up the River City Labs two cartons of beers as this seems to be their currency whenever we head up there (take a look at the below tweet).
We can only applaud the work River City Labs are fostering and encourage everyone to take the time and drop by to their open houses every Friday afternoon starting at 3pm to meet some the future Mark Zuckerberg’s of the world. We need more organisations like River City Labs and Snelleman Tom looks forward to working with them closely!