Following on from the success of last year's Bootcamp, we're thrilled to announce the 10 producer-led companies selected for this year's program.
The Bootcamp is a 6-month program helping producer-led businesses grow rapidly by providing access to relevant expertise, training and funding. Teams from last year's Bootcamp achieved outcomes such as doubling revenue, raising capital, and expanding to international markets.
The Bootcamp supports businesses building agtech such as software, hardware, or IoT, as well as businesses value-adding to their production to create new food products and experiences.
Meet the five 2020 Bootcamp agtech businesses below, and jump over here to meet the five value-adding businesses.
1. Optiweigh - Guyra NSW
Bill Mitchell, Anthony Chick , Max Laurie
Optiweigh is a patented in-paddock automated weighing system that allows farmers to understand the weight trends of their animals easily. It saves farmers time and money by providing weight data and analysis that helps improve stock management and identify the best time to sell stock.
Optiweigh has joined the Bootcamp to gain support expanding their sales and marketing, with the goal to sell several hundred units around Australia over the next 12 months.
Anthony Chick, Commercial Manager and Bill Mitchell, Founder OptiWeigh
2. EarTrumpet - Malvern VIC
EarTrumpet has developed an automated sensor-based irrigation platform for grapegrowers, based on proven viticultural practices, that reduces water usage while maintaining the yield and quality of production.
EarTrumpet has joined the Bootcamp to get support taking the sensor platform to market, particularly refining their product positioning, and developing international distribution channels.
3. Yacker - Griffith NSW