Bootcamp Program

Information

Everything you need to know about the F2F 

Bootcamp program.

What will I get from the Bootcamp?

Beginning with a 4-day intensive in-person session, over the 3 month program F2F Bootcamp will build the technology, financial and marketing capabilities of producer-led businesses through expert coaching and mentors. ​

Targeted outcomes for participating teams are: 

  • Increase revenue: get more customers through refining your messaging, understanding of available marketing tools and appropriate channels to reach your customers

  • Identify the potential pricing and business models that will help you become a scalable & sustainable business 

  • Understand your need for capital: develop an understanding of the investment process, prepare your materials, and get introductions to investors

  • Learn best practice strategies to prioritise and resource your product development and/or business milestones ​

  • Grow the profile of your business through PR support and access to media training

  • Join a national network of innovative producers, potential customers, investors and technology developers

 

Why is the F2F Bootcamp different?

  • Created specifically for primary producers

  • Custom-designed to your needs: we'll work with you to set out your goals, and help you achieve them over the 3 months

  • $10k equity free grant

  • Become part of the F2F community - more than 300 producers around the country

  • Just 6 teams in the program, so you get more time with the coaches 

Is the bootcamp a fit for you?

  • You are a producer who has developed a solution for a problem on-farm, and started commercializing it for other producers

  • You are a producer with a value-add product in market, and looking to reach new markets and increase your volume of sales

  • You are a producer-led business that has developed and begun commercializing a solution in response to a problem in the industry

Applications

The 2019/2020 Bootcamp has concluded. 

Applications for the 2020 Bootcamp will open mid-year. 

For any questions regarding these dates please contact us at

admin@farmers2founders.com

How will applicants be assessed?

We are looking for businesses that:

  • Are producer-led, meaning there’s at least one Australian primary producer on the leadership team

  • Have some ‘traction’ in the market (i.e., users, customers, revenue)

  • Have a desire to grow i.e. ‘scale up’ the business.

  • Are working on a technology, new business model, or value-add product in the agrifood and fibre industry

  • The majority of the team can attend the in-person bootcamp 

  • Can commit $2.5k matched funding to their business expenses (not to the program)

 

For businesses that meet this criteria, we will then evaluate applications on the following three dimensions: team, problem, and solution.

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  • Does the team have the passion and commitment to make this business succeed?

  • What problem does the business solve? Is this problem sizeable and underserved? 

  • What proof of demand is there for this product/service?

  • What is the solution? How unique or differentiated is it? Is there a clear value proposition or return on investment (ROI) for customers?

Frequently asked questions

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