AGTECH ACCELERATOR PROGRAMS
The AgriStart HARVEST AgTech Accelerator program was successfully launched in early 2018, with 8 diverse and innovative businesses successfully completing the program. Due to the large number of quality applications, the program will run again in September and Round 2 will also include an intensive residential Agri-Innovation accelerator for regional participants
The HARVEST Accelerator programs target late-stage start-ups and SMEs looking to scale their business, attract investment, develop new networks/partnerships or explore new export markets. Participants will be mentored by expert growth facilitators who have high level expertise in corporate innovation, entrepreneurial thinking, agriculture and research connections.
The goal of HARVEST is to support companies to scale and explore new export opportunities, while facilitating connections across the agriculture sector. We welcome expressions of interest from applicants working on innovations that have applications in any part of the diverse agricultural sector, including broadacre cropping, meat and dairy, horticulture, viticulture, forestry and biosecurity.
The HARVEST program is ideal for businesses that are:
- Based in Western Australia and looking to expand.
- Working on innovations to help solve problems in agriculture.
- Willing to commit a minimum of one staff member to the program.
- Looking for new partnerships, investment opportunities or market access.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 13TH AUGUST 5PM
HARVEST ACCELERATOR PROGRAM:
(PERTH SEP - NOV 2018)
The HARVEST Agtech Accelerator will be held over 11 weeks from the 13th September to 22nd November 2018 (1 day per week commitment required), plus a Showcase/Pitch Event at the end of November. The program includes expert presenters for each topic, interactive workshops, panel sessions, networking events and also features two field trips in weeks 3 and 10 (TBC).
AGRI-INNOVATION INTENSIVE PROGRAM:
(MURESK INSTITUTE 17 - 21 SEP 2018)
The HARVEST residential intensive program will be delivered at the Muresk Institute between 17th -21st September 2018. Topics covered will be similar to above, with all meals and accommodation provided for successful applicants. Each day will feature expert presenters, panel discussions, interactive workshops, individual reflection time, networking activities and field trips or tech demos. Regional based companies will be given priority for this program.