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NATIONAL
PRE-ACCELERATOR

Validate your agrifood idea with real customers and build your skills and network to progress your entrepreneurial journey.

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.

Not sure if this is the right program? Book a call with us

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHEN

Stage One Journey Starter- 29 Aug 2022

Stage Two Hatch- 31 Oct 2022

Stage Three Hone- April 2023

COST

Free (Sponsored by Research and Development Corporations).

WHERE

A hybrid model of online sessions and in-person events.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 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

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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 producer/farmer

A student

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.

"This has been an incredible experience! I have learnt SO much and been supported through the entire journey."

MALKAH MUCKENSCHNABL,
LYMBO
ALUMNI 2022

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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

  • Expert masterclasses

  • Pitch practice

  • 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

  • Post-program support

Launches April 2023

29 August 2022

APPLICATIONS OPEN

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

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.

WHY APPLY?

  • 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

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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

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STILL GOT QUESTIONS?

Book a call with our expert team and we'll help you decide which pathway is right for you and your venture.