WHAT IS TEKLAB VIC?
Our program equips you with the tools and resources to build a successful agtech startup.
TEKLAB VIC is an agtech startup program powered by F2F. It is for aspiring Victorian entrepreneurs looking to explore, validate and commercialise your tech solution for agriculture.
Our program will provide you with 1:1 business coaching, access to industry mentors and experts and funding to help build your agtech startup. We will support you to acquire your first customers, build your founding team and launch your MVP into the market.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Stage One TEK Start- OPEN
Stage Two Hatch TEK-Week Commencing 30 October 2023
Stage Three Hone TEK- TBA 2024
Free (Sponsored by Launch Vic and Agriculture Victoria).
A hybrid model of online sessions and in-person events.
Work on your agtech startup under the guidance of expert coaches
Tools and resources to support the development of your startup
Progress through a fully integrated program pathway
Funding to help build your agtech startup
Access our large network of industry mentors, experts and trusted service providers
Connections to end-users, intermediaries and channel/distribution partners
PR and participation in events
WHO CAN APPLY?
Our program is open to any person- or team- in Victoria with a tech idea or concept to solve a problem on farm or for an agrifood sector. Sectors could include livestock, horticulture, dairy, wine, wool and many more.
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
TECHNOLOGY CONCEPTS COULD BE
There are many areas of agriculture that could be made more efficient, sustainable and productive. Some tech applications could include:
Irrigation and water management
Animal monitoring, health and nutrition
Pest and disease
Data processing and visualisation
In field sensing and monitoring
Supply chain and logistics tracking
HOW IT WORKS
A fully integrated program pathway to help you navigate the different stages of your business journey.
TEKLAB VIC is structured over three key stages. Anyone who submits an application will get access to our TEKStart online program. Each stage of the program involves a selection process with a specific number of participants moving through to the next stage.
We will be running multiple TEKLAB programs each year.
STAGE ONE - EXPLORE
Self paced- TEKStart
Self-paced online program.
1:1 coaching session
10-12 finalists selected to progress to stage two
STAGE TWO - VALIDATE
6 weeks- Hatch TEK
1:1 business coaching
Practical group sessions
8-10 selected to progress to stage three
Launches 30 October 2023
STAGE THREE - LAUNCH
12 weeks- Hone TEK
Business model design
Connections to channel partners + customers
1:1 coaching + mentoring
High profile events + PR
Launches TBA 2024
Applications open in August 2023. Click on any of the 'apply' buttons to fill in a simple application form.
27 October 2023
Applications close Friday 27 October 2023 and we will commence our selection process. We will be in touch with you throughout to keep you updated.
SKILLS YOU WILL BUILD
Agtech startup best practice
How to test your idea with real end-users
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