Pauline Fetaui has been appointed the General Manager of River City Labs, the Brisbane-based accelerator owned by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Fetaui joins ACS after running her own startup called CheeHoo, a virtual personal assistant app.
Along with building CheeHoo, Fetaui has extensive experience in the finance, IT and Insurance industries having worked as an independent program consultant servicing global and national organisations including Hewlett-Packard, Bupa Australia, MBF and the Australian Taxation Office.
“I am thrilled to be moving into an industry that promotes my two passions: people creating and living dreams, and progressing innovative technologies for the advancement of our society,” Fetaui said of her appointment.
“Pauline’s passion for solving problems and her entrepreneurial flair will be the key to her success as Head of Growth for River City Labs,” said Siobhan Casey, Director of ACS’ Scale-Ups and Innovation Labs.
“I am very excited about her appointment and look forward to working with Pauline and expanding the River City Lab offering for entrepreneurs in Queensland.”
River City Labs is the Brisbane arm of ACS’ network of scale up and innovation labs which includes Sydney’s Harbour City Labs and Melbourne’s River City Labs.
Since River City Labs’ 2012 founding, more than 700 start-up founders have set up office in the Brisbane space which has hosted more than 1,000 start-up and community events. It has run programs in partnership with some of Australia’s biggest companies, including BOQ, CUA, Suncorp and Telstra.
The RCL Accelerator has graduated 28 Queensland-based startups including Travello, Maxwell MRI and Punta. Startup Catalyst takes start-ups, investors, corporates, tech-savvy youth, and innovation leaders to international start-up hotspots including Silicon Valley, London, Berlin, Israel, and Asia.