GROWING THE FOOD INDUSTRY THROUGH SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, ENGAGEMENT AND INNOVATION

 
 
 First cohort of the HARVEST Accelerator Program with AgriStart MD, Tash Ayers, and AgriStart co-founder Peter Rossdeautscher

First cohort of the HARVEST Accelerator Program with AgriStart MD, Tash Ayers, and AgriStart co-founder Peter Rossdeautscher

 

EXPERTS IN BUSINESS GROWTH, RESEARCH AND AGTECH

AgriStart is uniquely positioned to connect disparate parts of the Australian agtech sector to foster growth and innovation through facilitated collaboration, training and mentoring. Our staff have a wealth of knowledge in agricultural research, innovation leadership, research commercialisation, strategic business growth, export pathways, entrepreneurship, investor readiness, marketing and communications.

Our programs and initiatives focus on facilitating:

  • Collaborations, capacity and capability building

  • Investment attraction into potential export businesses

  • Knowledge-sector job creation across rural Australia

  • Raising the profile of regional innovation

  • Helping build towards a world-class Australian AgTech sector

 
 
 
 

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Accelerating Start-Ups and Driving Corporate Innovation

AgriStart delivers unique innovation programs that focus on outcomes for the agricultural industry. We connect start-ups to farmers to trial technology and help access funding. Our HARVEST Accelerator Program provides an incredible opportunity for early to late stage start-ups looking to scale their business, attract investment, develop new networks and partnerships or explore new export markets.    

Mapizy was looking to enter into the agriculture sector and we realised HARVEST was the best avenue to upscale and seek investment. Some of the greatest advantages of the HARVEST program is that we get mentorship in various aspects of running a business, and getting access to the investor network in Perth. We also benefited from talking directly to the farmers, understanding their requirements and verifying some applications that Mapizy has developed in the past. ”
— DR MEHDI RAVANBAKHSH, CEO, MAPIZY AND HARVEST ROUND 1 PARTICIPANT.
 
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Supporting Regional Business Development

Our CONNECT regional workshops connect growers and agribusinesses to provide opportunities for commercial growth in agtech and food industries. AgriStart delivered workshops in Margaret River, Manjimup, Esperance and Geraldton and will be running the program again in 2019.

                                              

 
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Helping Researchers to Commercialise

AgriStart is working with researchers to commercialise their research ideas by helping them identify the potential impact of their research, understand their market needs and connecting them to end users to validate the ideas. We connect researchers to new opportunities in the agri sector.

To grow our Virtual Plant Cell project outwardly I had to adopt a new mindset and approach. Tash has been amazing in mentoring me through this, and has provided a wealth of valuable guidance, advice and connections. Her professionalism, experience and perspectives, as well as an easy-to-work-with demeanour have made working with her to advance our project incredibly productive and beneficial.
— Karina Price, Plant Energy Biology
 
 

 
 
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