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Business Growth Bootcamp

Progress your business with a program targeted at getting more customers, accessing finance, and understanding your path to ‘scale up’

Get the tools and resources to reach more customers

The Farmers2Founders Bootcamp Program is a 3 month business support program for producer-led agtech, foodtech or food innovation businesses who are looking for resources and support to grow quickly.

The Bootcamp is a fit for you if:

  • 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

Structured Training Program

3 month remote program designed for primary producers + 3 in-person sessions

World-class coaches and mentors

Direct support from entrepreneurship, business, and technology experts.

Funding

$10k grant towards your business expenses

 

What can I expect to 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

What makes Bootcamp different to other programs?

  • 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 

Key information

Program duration

3 months, Nov 2019 - Feb 2020

Program content & time commitment

The key part of this program is an intensive, in-person, four day bootcamp in Sydney November 25th - November 28th. At the bootcamp you will get to know your cohort, set your goals for the program, get connected to the agtech ecosystem in Sydney. You will have plenty of 1:1 time with your coaches as well as time with subject matter experts from technology, marketing, financial and legal.

 

Attendance to the full four-day bootcamp is mandatory as part of participating in the program. 

 

Following the bootcamp, you will receive 3 months of remote support from the expert F2F facility, who will help you achieve your personal goals as well as build your technology, financial and marketing capabilities. 
 

There will be optional in-person events in January (one day, date TBD) and February (Melbourne, around evokeAG).

 

Cohort Size

 

We will accept up to 6 teams.

 

Funding

 

Successful applicants will receive $10k grant funding towards their business expenses.
 

Applications Are Open

Application Timeline

Applications Open

Mid Sept, 2019

Applications Close

20th Oct, 2019

Applicants Shortlisted

End Oct,  2019

Applicants receive offers

8th Nov, 2019

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 Nov 25th-28th

  • 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?

 
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