WHAT IS THE NATIONAL PRE-ACCELERATOR?
Everything you need to launch a successful agrifood startup.
The F2F national pre-accelerator is designed to support researchers, students, aspiring entrepreneurs and farmers to accelerate the commercialisation of agrifood innovations that solve challenges on farm or for the industry
Our program will provide you with 1:1 business coaching, access to industry mentors and experts and funding to help build your agrifood startup. We will support you to acquire your first customers, build your founding team and launch your MVP into the market.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Stage One Journey Starter- 29 Aug 2022
Stage Two Hatch- 31 Oct 2022
Stage Three Hone- April 2023
Free (Sponsored by Research and Development Corporations).
A hybrid model of online sessions and in-person events.
Work on your agrifood startup under the guidance of expert coaches
Tailored support to each individual or team
Access a comprehensive platform of resources and tools
Progress through a fully integrated program pathway
Funding to help build your agrifood startup
Access our large network of industry mentors, experts and trusted service providers
Connections to end customers, intermediaries and channel/distribution partners
Development of your tailored launch roadmap
WHO CAN APPLY?
Our program is open to any person- or team located in Australia- who is working on a new agrifood startup. We have a particular focus on specific industries such as grains and red meat sectors. Your concepts could be for:
Technology (Software and/or hardware that solves a problem on farm
Value added products for consumers
Service based business concepts
You might be:
A tech developer
An aspiring entrepreneur
An individual or team looking to work on a solution with producers
A researcher/research team with an idea ready for commercialisation
HOW TO APPLY?
Applications are open from the 29 August 2022. You can submit your application by clicking any of the 'apply now' buttons. Once we receive your application the team will be in touch to get you started with stage one, the Journey Starter Online Program. We will also set up time to have a mini coaching session with you to help you to progress your idea forward.
Please note, in order to be eligible for stage two Hatch program you will need to complete the Journey Starter Online.
HOW IT WORKS
A fully integrated program pathway to help you navigate the different stages of your startup journey.
The F2F national pre-accelerator is structured over three key stages. Anyone who submits an application will get access to our Journey Starter online program to help you refine your concept. Each stage of the pre-accelerator involves a selection process with a specific number of participants moving through to the next stage.
We will be running multiple national programs each year.
STAGE ONE- EXPLORE
Self paced- Journey Starter
Self-paced online program
1:1 coaching session
12-15 finalists selected to progress to stage two
Launches 29 August 2022
STAGE TWO- VALIDATE
6 weeks- Hatch
1:1 business coaching
Practical group sessions
10 selected to progress to stage three
Launches 31 October 2022
STAGE THREE- LAUNCH
8 weeks- Hone
Business model design
Connections to channel partners + customers
1:1 coaching + mentoring
High profile events + PR
Launches April 2023
29 August 2022
Applications open on the 29 August 2022. Click on any of the 'apply' buttons to fill in a simple application form.
9 October 2022
Applications close on the 9 October 2022 and we will commence our selection process. We will be in touch with you throughout to keep you updated.
We are the largest venture creation platform in Australia
You will have the opportunity to join our venture studio for ongoing support
Access to real end customers via our huge industry network
Producer-centric and exclusively agrifood
Strong industry support from RDCs
SKILLS YOU WILL BUILD
Agrifood startup best practice
How to test your idea with real end-users/customers
How to build a sustainable business model
Financing your first venture and MVP
Value chain design
Marketing and social media for agribusiness
How to build a go2market strategy
Customer acquisition and sales
Pitching your business