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UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL WITH OUR
GROW COHORT SPRINT

Build a better startup with this 12-week cohort sprint. De-risk and accelerate your growth. Co-develop your agtech journey with expert guidance.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Farmers2Founders GROW cohort sprint  offers high quality programming through growth sprints focused on product, customers, business model and investability. We provide dedicated resources and coaching to early stage agtech founders to grow their tech-enabled startup into a thriving business. 

DESIGNED FOR AGRICULTURE

  • Proven process that integrates agtech-specific content throughout every aspect, including sector-specific challenges like understanding the critical role of seasonality in technology adoption.

  • Gain access to expert knowledge delivered by industry leaders who are uniquely equipped to guide you through the intricacies of the agtech landscape.

  • Immerse yourself in the agtech founder growth journey through panels, power-hours, and fireside chats, connecting with experienced entrepreneurs who have navigated the same path successfully.

THIS SPRINT IS FOR YOU IF YOU:

  • Have a prototype or an minimum viable product (MVP)

  • Are looking for dedicated support to launch your first go-to-market strategy

  • Are ready to test your product : market fit

  • Are looking to establish critical business foundations for growth

  • Have evidence of customer validation

  • Seeking customers and looking to get investor-ready

  • Are looking to develop your network

  • Are wanting tailored support with a cohort

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PROGRAM PERKS

Access Expert Mentorship

Benefit from guidance and mentorship from industry experts, experienced entrepreneurs, and farmers who understand the unique challenges and opportunities in the agriculture sector.

Gain Valuable Insights

Tap into our network of farmers, industry leaders, and technology experts to gain valuable insights into market trends, customer needs, and emerging technologies.

Refine Your Roadmap

Develop your roadmap for agtech startup success with our team of business coaches.

Access Funding Opportunities

​Connect with investors, industry funding bodies, and industry mentors interested in supporting agtech innovations. Gain access to funding opportunities to fuel the growth of your startup.

Network with Peers

Join a vibrant community of like-minded founders who share your passion for innovation in agriculture. Build meaningful connections, collaborate on projects, and learn from each other's experiences.

Access A Growth Pathway

This cohort sprint is a stepping stone into the Farmers2Founders scale up business support initiatives including Scale and Venture Growth Studio.

Next Cohort
May - August 2024
Application Deadline
28 April 2024
Bootcamp
20 May 2024
Sprint Progress Pitch
August 2024
Participation Form
Hybrid
Face to Face/Virtual/1:1

YOUR SPRINT TEAM

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Skye Raward
Co-Founder & Executive Director

 
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Duncan Ferguson
Head of Venture Growth & Investment

 
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Phil Doran
Senior Pathway Manager

 
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David Smith
Senior Pathway Manager

 
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Britta Marsh
Marketing & Participant Support
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Cass Mitchell
Program Operations
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Tasha Wright
Participant Support

OUR PARTNERS

COHORT ELIGIBILITY

The Farmers2Founders GROW cohort sprint is open to agtech founders who are actively working on an agtech startup, with demonstrated customer desirability and validation and have a prototype/low fidelity MVP.

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

The minimum eligibility criteria includes:

  • At least one founder must be working on their agtech startup full-time or have a clear plan to move into this position very soon

  • Founder can commit to the program full-time including participation in the face-to-face bootcamp

  • Startup needs to have a prototype and initial pitch deck

  • Be willing to spend at least 10 hours per week for the next 3 months

KEY FOCUS AREAS

We work with the best founders who are operating in innovative areas of agtech and climate 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 & Conservation

Robotics & Automation

Supply Chain & Traceability

Sustainability

WHAT OUR ALUMNI SAYS

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People In Paddocks

Where do I start... The program has lifted me out of the day-to-day operations of running my startup and given me wings to fly to the next level. I now feel extremely confident and excited about the next stage of my startup, and as a bonus my network of founders, funders, mentors and new friends has grown.

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Orderlii

The GROW Pre Accelerator program really helped Orderlii refine our Customer Value Proposition and Go to Market strategy. The F2F team and coaches were always available to assist with feedback, useful content and introductions. The Bootcamp was awesome! Apart from getting great input from the team and peers, it gave the founders a feeling of real comradery. I would highly recommend the Pre Accelerator program to agtech startups.

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AirAgri

The Farmers2Founders Pre Accelerator Program was what we needed to help refine and target our passion and ideas. Without it we wonder if we would have ever seen our destination and associated path at all with such clarity. We would have been another statistic, and skeleton in the startup grave yard had it not been for Farmers2Founders.

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BER.X

I had the incredible opportunity to participate in the F2F Pre Accelerator, and the impact on my professional journey has been nothing short of transformative. The program's focus on honing essential skills like perfecting my pitch, understanding the customer journey, and gaining market insights through interviews with producers and regulatory offices has been instrumental.

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STILL GOT QUESTIONS?

Book a call with one of our senior program managers.

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