Spotlight on HARVEST 2.0 graduate: Latitude 28
The WA Agtech and Regional Innovation showcase was the final event in the AgriStart HARVEST 2.0 Accelerator Program with all graduates of the program having the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a packed out venue.
Participants were in the running for prizes based on performance throughout the accelerator and potential future growth. The Export Award went to Latitude 28, an experience-driven and evidence-based Australian beef and lamb exporter.
Latitude 28 have developed an app, Orijin Plus, which uses block chain technology and additional measures such as augmented reality — to allow consumers to authenticate their product and trace it back to its source. Their company, Latitude 28, exports premium meat overseas, largely to China.
Latitude 28 recently appointed a board, led by chairman Peter Hutchinson, as it positions to scale its business. Its business nous was recognised this year with a $50,000 State Government grant to stimulate new export opportunities to Asian markets.
Latitude 28 were recently recognised by West Australian Newspapers Limited and Northern Star Resources Limited as a ‘Rising Star’.
The HARVEST 2.0 Accelerator program targeted late-stage start-ups and SMEs looking to scale their business, attract investment, develop new networks and partnerships or explore new export markets. Participants were mentored by expert growth facilitators who have high level expertise in corporate innovation, entrepreneurial thinking, agriculture and research connections.
We are currently seeking expressions of interest for HARVEST in 2019. If you or someone you know is involved in the Agtech/ start up space and are interested in HARVEST 2019 please express your interest here.