RiverPitch, the ACS TV series searching for Australia’s best new tech superstars, arrives in Melbourne this week in its quest to find Australia's next big tech company.

Last week, four scale-ups from Sydney progressed to the next round. These were Equal Reality, Sound Scouts, Staybil, and Unleash Live.

Watch Your Money tonight at 7.30pm to see the eight entrepreneurs from Victoria battle it out:


An platform for car buyers to get deals for new and used cars while remaining anonymous. Overwhelming demographic is females aged 25-35 from Asian backgrounds.

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Company makes AIBUILD, a virtual reality tool for visualising a building, modifying the interior view and place furniture.


An electronic invoicing platform for small businesses. Connects to cloud systems including MYOB, QuickBooks, Xero and Sage.


A social analytics platform for neighbourhoods making use of data in cities.


A staff scheduling platform allowing staff to have a say in which shifts they work. Shiftiez automatically compiles work rosters.


A web-based platform that enables anyone to create and share interactive VR.


A tool to help children learn to speak in a motivating and engaging way.


A digital platform that algorithmically matches jobs to pre-vetted candidates.

About River Pitch

RiverPitch is a television concept based on a program developed at River City Labs, which was acquired by ACS in 2018 from well-known entrepreneur and investor Steve Baxter.

In all, 24 candidates will battle it out for a $20,000 prize, including business mentoring and a mission to one of the world’s leading technology hubs.

The judges are ACS President Yohan Ramasundara, ACS CEO Andrew Johnson, and COO of fintech HashChing, Siobhan Hayden.

Contestants will work with experienced business leaders Steve Baxter, Peter James and Sheona Devin as mentors.

Which scale-up should move onto the next round? We’d love to hear your thoughts below!

NEXT WEEK: Join us as the four Brisbane finalists face the judges. Which two scale-ups will be knocked out?