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The purpose of this 5-month program is to equip high potential agrifood businesses with the capabilities they need to scale into national and international markets, deliver transformational growth to their industry, and maximise their social and economic contribution through jobs and revenue.

 

Program participants will learn through the delivery of high quality programming combined with tailored support to meet the specific needs of agrifood tech and innovation ventures.

 

The graduation of each Farmers2Founders Harvest Cohort will contribute to a critical mass of curious and collaborative founders, moving Australia’s Agrifood industry forward, and contributing to a thriving regional Australia.

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Equipping high potential agrifood businesses with the capabilities to scale

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Be a part of a group of curious, innovative founders, moving Australia's agrifood industry forward.

Applications are currently closed

Key Information

When

- Nov 2021- Jun 2022

Where

- Virtual and in person when possible

What's included

- Eligible for funding of up to $10K
- Tailored support to each individual or team
- Strategy and pitch coaching
- Access to a comprehensive platform of resources and tools
- Cohort-based participation
- Access to our broad network of industry mentors, experts and trusted service providers
- Connections to customers and channel partners
- PR and participation in events
- Establishment of interim scaleup advisory board
- Internationalisation pathways and alumni programs


 

What is the Harvest Program?

Program overview

The Harvest Program is structured over a 5 month period and is divided into three key stages as follows:

 

Stage One: Deep Dive (1 month)

 

F2F will undertake a 90-minute Deep Dive with each participating team and will provide initial feedback on their pitch deck and proposed scaleup plan.  They will then be provided with access to a two-week self-paced online program and a follow-on coaching session.  They will be required to update their pitch deck based on the feedback prior to moving to next stage.

Stage Two: Bootcamp Intensive (1 month)

COVID permitting, participants will participate in a 4-day in-person bootcamp intensive where they will work with a team of coaches and mentors to refine their scaleup objectives.  This component will switch to virtual over 2 weeks if face-to-face is not possible. This will be followed by three one-on-one coaching sessions over the next month and a mini pitch event prior to moving to next stage. Please note only successful businesses from the pitch will be able to proceed to Stage three.

Stage Three: Executing the Growth Plan (3 months)

The final three months of the program will include the development of a customised growth plan and engagement by participants in a range of activities including: Program sprints, interactive group sessions, comprehensive resources and tools and online self-paced learning modules.

Essential Skills you'll learn

  • Raising capital and investment literacy

  • Go-to-market strategy

  • Scaling your value chain

  • Expanding your team

  • Business model design

  • Packaging, labelling and food safety

  • Marketing and brand building

  • Sales strategy

  • Metrics and data analytics

  • Business structures and financial management

  • IP strategy

  • Leadership

  • Governance

  • Strategy and pitch coaching 

Program coaches

Learn more about our coaches here

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Take your place on the Harvest program today!

Applications are currently closed

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Who should apply?

The Farmers2Founders Harvest program is for agrifood tech or innovative food and beverage businesses who are looking for resources and support to scale your business and accelerate your growth.

Typically your business will:

  • Have developed their idea to at least working prototype stage

  • Have evidence of demand with high growth potential – must be able to demonstrate that they are working to solve a real problem for their customers (could be producers for agtech or consumers for foodtech and value-adding)

  • Be aware of the skills and capabilities they need and have started to build their high performing team

  • Have a clear path to profitability

  • Be preparing to acquire new customers through new channels and markets

 

Importantly, while business founders don’t need to be primary producers, they must be able to clearly demonstrate how the success of their business will contribute to Australia’s Agrifood industry at the producer level.

 

Preferably they should be able to demonstrate how they are engaging directly with producers in their business growth strategy. This could be via:

  • Producer as co-founder

  • Producer as member of an Advisory Board

  • Producer as an investor

  • Producer as strategic customer or early adopter eg engaged in trials

  • Producer as a direct value chain partner (for a value-adding business) where the producer shares in the increased value created

 

Farmers2Founders will assist business founders who have not yet developed these relationships with producers to develop appropriate strategies to do so

How to apply?

Applications for the Harvest Program are open now. You can fill in application form by clicking the button below. 

The F2F team will also be hosting information sessions during September 2021.

 

Need more Information on our HQ program? Learn More

 

Need more Information on our Hatch program? Learn More

 

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Applications are currently closed for Harvest- reopening 2022.

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Phase 4:
29 Oct 2021

OCT

Teams selected for first phase of program

Phase 4:
8 Nov 2021

NOV

Stage one of program commences

Phase 5:
10 Jan 2022

JAN

Stage two of program commences

Phase 6:
21 Feb 2022

FEB

Stage three of program launches

Applications are currently closed for Harvest- reopening 2022.

Phase 1:
6 Sep 2021

SEP

Applications open

Phase 2:
8 Oct 2021

OCT

Applications close

Phase 3:
11 Oct-29 Oct 2021

OCT

Selection process commences

Key Dates

Apply to be part of the program early to avoid dissapointment

Harvest program pathway

Harvest is the third program in our F2F education pathway

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Program Pathways

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FAQ's

We've got the answers you need to learn more about our program

How do I apply?


Applications for the Harvest program are currently closed. They will reopen in 2022.




What is the selection process?


We will assess your application and set up a time to chat with you if we need to know something more. You will be notified if you are successful into the shortlist. From there we will set up time to have a 1:1. intervew with you and the selection panel. From there, if you are successful you will be accepted into the first two stages of the program.




How much does it cost to participate?


There is no cost to participate.




Do you take equity in my business?


We only require a equity position if we invest directly in the business- this would be on a case by case basis.




Is the information in my application treated as confidential?


We will not distribute your application during the application process. Hoever, please do not submit any trade secrets at this stage. Your application should only include infomration you are will and able to share.




Who owns the IP developed by my business during participation in the program?


IP dreated by you is retained by your business.




Are there travel funds available to participate in the face-to-face aspects of the program?


COVID permitting, a travel stipend is provided to teams if they are required to travel to face-to-face elements of the program.





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Some of our incredible producers who have completed a F2F program. Meet all our alumni here

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