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SUPPORTING THE BEST FOUNDERS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE.

The agriculture system requires transformative and disruptive change.
We believe exceptional founders will be the catalyst.

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We're here to accelerate the development, commercialisation and adoption of agtech solutions that deliver real industry impact.

As the world's population grows there is increasing pressure on the agriculture sector to produce safe, high quality food in production systems that are climate smart, transparent and sustainable.  

The adoption of technology presents significant opportunities for Australian agriculture, but only if a producer-centric approach is taken. We put producers at the centre of innovation.

Are you ready to make a real impact on the Australian agriculture sector? 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Farmers2Founders flagship Harvest Accelerator is a 4-month program designed to help high potential, purpose-driven Australian agtech businesses move much faster! 

The program is fast-paced with an intense focus on matching founders with expert mentors, advisors, customers, partners and potential investors. In addition, you will learn through high quality programming focused on critical success pillars for rapidly scaling a business to hit major milestones. 

PROGRAM PILLARS

Funding Your Growth

  • Investor readiness

  • Investor connections

  • Investment strategy and roadmap

  • Legal & accounting support


     

Go-To-Market & Sales

  • Customer engagement & growth

  • Customer connections

  • Driving sales & metrics tracking

  • Strategic partnerships

     

Team

  • Attracting talent

  • Interim advisory board

  • Leadership development

  • Building high performance teams

  • Culture & purpose
     

Business Model Design

  • Assessing scalability

  • Unit economics & financials

  • Business model optimisation

  • Business process & documentation

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PROGRAM PERKS

Opportunity to Raise

  • $25K investment by F2F to the top 2 businesses

  • 'Top of mind' for investors via our curated investor network

Fast-track customer growth & engagement

  • Access to farmers, end users and trial partners via the unique F2F TEKFARM® platform

  • Fast track customer engagement and accelerate adoption of your tech solutions via a producer-centric approach

Leverage Key Industry Events

  • We facilitate each team's participation in key events including engagement with investors, customers & partners

  • $2K travel stipend provided to each business 

Access A Growth Pathway

  • Ongoing support on strategy and execution by F2F advisory team

  • Pitching for F2F Venture Growth Studio

  • Access F2F's portfolio of international growth programs in the ASEAN region

Next Program
April-July 2024
 
Application Deadline
25 February 2024
 
Bootcamp & Future Ag Expo
15-17 April 2024
 
Aus Agritech Investor Showcase & Awards
TBC- mid 2024
 
Participation Form
Hybrid
Face to Face/Virtual/1:1

 

YOUR ACCELERATOR TEAM

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Dr Christine Pitt
Founder & Managing Director

 
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Duncan Ferguson
Head of Venture Growth & Investment

 
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Luke Deacon
Accelerator Manager

 
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Phil Doran
Senior Program Manager

 
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David Smith
Senior Program Manager

 
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Britta Marsh
Marketing
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Cass Mitchell
Program Operations
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Tasha Wright
Program Support

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

The Farmers2Founders Harvest Accelerator is open to Pre-seed or Series A Australian agtech businesses with high potential for scalability and global expansion.

Your business must be solving challenges in the agrifood sector with a strong technology base and defendable IP. We strongly encourage you to be building a diverse team. 

The minimum eligibility criteria includes:

  • The Founder(s) must be working exclusively on their agtech business and at least one founder can commit to the program full time

  • The business needs to have a functioning product ("Beta" version, at a minimum)

  • The company needs demonstrable customer demand or traction

  • Be willing to spend at least 10 hours per week for the next 6 months 

KEY FOCUS AREAS

We work with the best founders who are operating in innovative areas of agrifood tech, solving critical challenges for Australian farmers and the industry. 

Animal Health & Productivity

Carbon Market Solutions

Data Optimisation & Analytics

Drought Resilience

Field & Crop Monitoring/Productivity

Precision Farming

Robotics & Automation

Supply Chain & Traceability

Sustainability

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Fifth Harvest

The program provided us with an exceptional opportunity to rapidly enhance our skills, gain insights from industry experts and mentors and create valuable connection with professionals in the agricultural sector. The program put us in a position to successfully close our investment round.

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Go Micro

We greatly enjoyed participating in the program. We got great feedback from all the mentors who were able to assist us on specific challenges. The program has helped shape our direction, achieve clarity and prepare us for funding.

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Single Agriculture

The F2F team supported us in clarifying our business and mission to create an enterprise where our business and social goals worked together and ignited us to grow our customer base and almost double our revenue. The program has firmly set us on the road to success.

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Bitwise Agronomy

Farmers2Founders changed our life. It was such a catalyst for us and came at a pivotal moment. We really needed that direction, the community and mentoring to help us pivot to the right direction. They helped us break everything down and put it back together in a better way, that has set us up for success.

WHAT OUR ALUMNI SAYS

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STILL GOT QUESTIONS?

Book a call with our Accelerator Manager, Luke Deacon to discuss your agtech business.

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