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12 incredible agricultural entrepreneurs building startups in regional Australia

- August 19, 2019 4 MIN READ

A new entrepreneurship program that helps turn farmers into startup founders is currently underway across Australia and now accepting applications for the 2020 program. Farmers2Founders (F2F), was co-founded by Sarah Nolet (AgThentic) and Dr Christine Pitt (Food Futures Company) is an  8-week incubator program that helps producers answer two questions: is their idea worth pursuing;… Read more »

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Agtech startup FluroSat raises $4.6 million to help farmers grow better crops

- July 23, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Agronomic analytics company FluroSat has raised $4.6 million to extend the venture’s global reach as farmers get tech savvy about growing crops more efficiently. The funds landed less than a year after the launch of FluroSat’s agtech platform FluroSense, which combines ag modelling and AI in an analytics engine that helps agronomists and farmers… Read more »

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Investors will see some of the best emerging agtech startups at a Sydney demo day in September

- July 15, 2019 2 MIN READ

SparkLabs Cultiv8, the New South Wales startup accelerator for food and agtech, will hold its annual Demoday in Sydney on Tuesday, September 10. The event which brings together the brightest entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, media and government leaders, while at the same time sector experts will share their insights and  global tech trends. It’s also… Read more »

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The future of Australian farming includes solar-powered WiFi to eliminate blackspots

- May 16, 2019 3 MIN READ

MRT’s Paul Mullins, David Finlay and Gordon Howard with their invention, which helps reduce tractor horsepower in broadacre farming. Australia’s CSIRO invented wifi and now a local startup is using it keep farmers in touch when they’re out in the paddocks as part of the latest cohort in agtech accelerator SparkLabs Cultiv8. Seven startups have… Read more »