The Farmers2Founders 5-month Harvest program equips 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.
Chocolate On Purpose
Chocolate on Purpose is a 100% Indigenous women led business owned by Fiona Harrison, combining couverture chocolate with Australian native botanicals to create the Bush Food Chocolate range.
Increased traction to website by 2.7K new visitors
Secured 9 new corporate business customers
Achieved 194 new individual customers
Learn more about Chocolate on Purpose in the Spotlight Series case study by F2F
Mick Thornett, founder of Solution Blue, is addressing challenges around future protein sources with an innovative solution using insects and a unique technology that is capable of lower-cost production, resulting in the highest quality product.
Significant shift in mindset from operational focus to customer value proposition resulting in new manufacturing customers
Established MVP to test with business customers
Developed strong investment strategy to deliver increased production capacity
Learn more about Solution Blue in the Spotlight Series case study by F2F
AquaTerra is a technology start-up that provides on-demand information about soil conditions such as moisture and temperature and insights into on-farm management.
Secured strategic partnerships with Telstra and Hologram
Received $60, 000 funding
Applied for $100,000 grant from Melbourne University
Learn more about AquaTerra in the Spotlight Series case study by F2F
Olive Gap Farm
Olive Gap Farm produces 100% organic tea tree oil from their farm located in Northern NSW. Olive Gap Farm has worked with local indigenous groups and landowners to understand the process of wood fire steaming the production of tea tree oil.
Focused in on direct to consumer sales projected to increase 4X revenue in 2022
Launched first value add product achieving sell out in first week
Learn more about Olive Gap Farm in the Spotlight Series case study by F2F
AgWe helps farmers benefit from showcasing their sustainable farming practices and telling their stories. Will and Mike seek to bridge the gap between farming and urban communities by creating a centralised and transparent platform.
Developed a clear revenue model with a portfolio of revenue streams
Secured clear ROI to wool farmers via Elders collaboration
Projected increase of >1000 growers on platform in next 6months
Learn more about AgWe in the Spotlight Series case study by F2F
Native Foodways is a First Nations owned and led social enterprise focused on native food production. Their purpose is to ensure that the native food system grows in a way that is environmentally regenerative, culturally respectful, and socially and economically beneficial to First Peoples.
Secured multiple strategic partnerships: 5+ pro bono; 10+ farms & kitchens; 10+ Indigenous suppliers; 3+ B2B customers; 20+ food box subscribers; RMIT as product development and R&D partners
$200,000 in philanthropic funding
Learn more about Native Foodways in the Spotlight Series case study by F2F
iTRAK’s goal is to develop an identification and traceability system for the red meat industry that is totally reliable, is tamperproof, can prove ownership and help address animal welfare.
Developed their investor data room and strategy for raising investment
Identified plan for addressing people, capability and diversity gaps in their team structure
Learn more about iTRAK in the Spotlight Series case study by F2F
Savannah Sunfoods was formed to create Australian production systems for crop species that are traditionally imported such as mustard seed, sesame, and wild rice. This would help Northern Australia to diversify its industries, create economic stability through job creation, and even out the supply bumps that have been highlighted over the last two years.
Attraction of significant new investor in business
Advanced discussions with two large food manufacturers for the supply of Australian mustard seeds
Partnership with local partner to develop new value added sesame products
Learn more about Savannah Sunfoods in the Spotlight Series case study by F2F
Kooee is Australia's leading healthy meat snacks brand. Their product range includes natural jerky and snack sticks made with high quality ingredients, such as organic grass-fed beef.
Transitioning to a different production and manufacturing model
Expanding the management team with sales & marketing capabilities
Development of strategic roadmap to raise capital through equity crowdfunding
Learn more about Kooee! in the Spotlight Series case study by F2F
Has Algae, a startup commercialising research outcomes that fit with plant-based diet trends. The business has created new convenient superfood products using cutting edge micro-algae technology.