Agristart Update - CONNECT Hubs announcement and regional workshops

Empowering Australian agribusinesses through skills  development, connections and mentorship.

It has been a busy start to 2019, with AgriStart opening a South West office in Vasse and welcoming our new Communications Manager, Claire Marchand-Johns, to the team. AgriStart also attended the inaugural evokeAg conference in Melbourne as part of the Pitch Tent Steering Committee and was a keynote speaker at the GRDC Crop Updates in Perth. 


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We are pleased to announce that AgriStart was awarded funding in the Federal Government’s Incubator Support initiative with  $485,000 to help 50 regional start-ups take on the world! Our Regional Innovation Hubs will be in  three high-growth areas of WA - Central Wheatbelt (Northam Hub), Great Southern (Albany Hub) and South-West (Busselton Hub). The programs will enhance regional innovation through training, mentoring and the fostering of connections to start-up capital investment markets. Find out more here

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It was an exciting end to 2018 with the WA Agtech and Regional Innovation showcase, the final event in the AgriStart HARVEST 2.0 Accelerator ProgramWith more than 170 attendees, all companies pitching were graduates of the program and had completed a 12 week accelerator program, and a further 5 participants at the week long Muresk regional intensive program. Read more about these innovative WA companies


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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. 

If you would like more information on being a HARVEST Accelerator Program Supporter please contact us.


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We are holding a series of FREE interactive regional workshops focused on exploring commercialisation opportunities and developing your strategic business skills. The program will cover strategic planning, lean business modelling with a focus on the value proposition and funding and opportunities; including grants, investment readiness and export market access.  Click here for details. 

Katanning - 25th March 2019  /  Gingin - 2 April 2019  /   Kununurra - 6 May 2019