Cofounders of Crowd Carnivore Dan Tarasenko and Zachary Sequoia have decided to apply the concept of crowdfunding to meat in order to give farmers an avenue for direct sale of a whole animal.
Adelaide startup Vinnovate, a revolutionary new bottle closure for wine, has won first place in the Brancott Estate Winexplorer Innovation Challenge.
Six months on from its launch into Sydney and Melbourne, food delivery startup Deliveroo has announced its expansion into Brisbane. With 50 local restaurants on board, the service will be available in the Brisbane CBD, Fortitude Valley, New Farm, Teneriffe, and Spring Hill.
Australia’s first foodtech accelerator program Simplot Ignite has announced the eight food tech businesses it will be backing to innovate the future of food.
South Australian startup $2 Coffee Club is just what the name suggests. It is an app that allows customers to get $2 coffees from participating cafes and venues.
For kids, morning tea and lunchtime are undoubtedly the highlights of the school day, but for parents, filling the lunchbox each day can be a stressful exercise. They need to make sure they’re fulfilling their child’s nutritional needs while also accounting for the fact that, realistically, kids don’t like healthy veggie snacks, and make sure to mix in some variety so their child doesn’t get bored day in and day out. All this must be done without breaking the budget on expensive snacks.
When Hong Kong-based entrepreneurs Chris Place and Will Matters left their well paying jobs in design to ‘build a better lunchbox’ many people thought they were crazy.
Just a few weeks after Slingshot announced the launch of a HealthTech accelerator in partnership with HCF, the organisation has partnered with food manufacturer Simplot Australia, the company behind brands such as Lean Cuisine and Bird’s Eye, to launch Simplot Ignite, Australia’s first FoodTech accelerator program for startups and scale-ups.
FoodTech is a rising industry within Australia’s startup ecosystem, and the players within the space are doing a lot more than just making it more convenient to get food and beverage items from the kitchen to your door in a shorter space of time. For the most part, it’s about being part of an experience and a particular community, especially when it comes to bespoke yet scalable services like the soon-to-launch Bondi-based startup Danny Burrito.
HackFood is set to become the country’s first food-focused hackathon when it kicks off at Fishburners on November 6. The weekend-long business building competition and startup bootcamp will be connecting individuals from the technology, hospitality and food sectors with one aim in mind: to identify and uncover unique digital technology solutions that will address challenges faced by the food industry in Australia.