Accelerator

BeanstalkAgTech is building a $10 million venture studio to back nearly 100 startups focused on drought resilience

- June 27, 2024 2 MIN READ

Food and agriculture advisory and venture firm Beanstalk AgTech has launched a venture program to support researchers and entrepreneurs build new agtech products and services for farmers. The $10 million project is working towards building the world’s first venture studio for drought resilience, supported by the federal government’s Future Drought Fund. Expressions of interest for … Read more »

Mangoes basket
Ag tech

Science will tell you how long your mango has to live – and now it’s a startup idea to commercialise

- May 31, 2024 < 1 MIN READ

An algorithm developed in a partnership between the Queensland and Victorian governments and Hort Innovation Australia has the ability predict the shelf life of mangoes and stone fruit. Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) has now offered the technology up for expressions of interest to develop it commercially. DAF and Agriculture Victoria in the… Read more »

Agrifutures female farmer
Ag tech

Victoria is offering $50,000 grants to agtech startups

- May 28, 2024 < 1 MIN READ

The Victorian government has put another $1 million on the table as part of a grants program for agtech startups. Agriculture minister Ros Spence said the AgTech Grants program, delivered by the government-backed startup agency LaunchVic, offers $50,000 to startups. The grant provides founders with dedicated mentoring from startup experts to build their businesses and seize… Read more »

Agrifutures female farmer
Ag tech

Here’s what evokeAG revealed about the future of Australian agtech

- March 19, 2024 3 MIN READ

 In the East coast bubble, it’s easy to forget that Australia’s economy is in large part powered by heavy industry and of course, agriculture. Recently, the technology and agriculture sectors collided at the evokeAG conference in Perth, organised by Agrifutures Australia. Within a theme of Exceptional Edge, Agrifutures Chair Cathy McGowan highlighted the importance of connecting, building communities… Read more »

evokeAG Future Young Leaders
Ag tech

AgriFutures is looking to back the next generation of foodtech industry leaders

- August 14, 2023 2 MIN READ

Agriculture technology accelerator and investor AgriFutures is looking for five emerging leaders as part of a program to showcase the next generation of agrifood startup founders. Applications opened last week for the evokeAG. Future Young Leaders Program and close on September 4. The program, now in its fourth year, offers five emerging leaders the opportunity to… Read more »

Cultiv8 Funds Management partners Jonathon Quigley and Malcolm Nutt
Ag tech

Agtech accelerator Sparklabs Cultiv8 is backing 10 cleantech startups in a new program

- June 2, 2023 3 MIN READ

Agri-food tech accelerator SparkLabs Cultiv8 is turning its attention to cleantech startups in a new program to fund and develop them. The SparkLabs Cultiv8 CleanTech Accelerator has selected 10 startups for its initial cohort backed by Malcolm Nutt and Jonathon Quigley’s VC fund Cultiv8 Funds Management. Since its launch in 2017, the SparkLabs accelerator program… Read more »