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TEKLAB VIC

Everything you need to build a successful agtech startup- from validating your idea to launching a business.

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

WHEN

Stage One TEK Start- 7 Nov 2022

Stage Two Hatch TEK- 6 Feb 2023

Stage Three Hone TEK- June 2023

COST

Free (Sponsored by Launch Vic and Agriculture Victoria).

WHERE

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

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 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

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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 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

TECHNOLOGY CONCEPTS COULD BE

There are many areas of agriculture that could be made more efficient, sustainable and productive. Some tech applications could include:

Connectivity

Automated harvesting/robotics

Precision implements

Weed management

Irrigation and water management

Animal monitoring, health and nutrition

Pest and disease

Farm management

Data processing and visualisation 

In field sensing and monitoring

Supply chain and logistics tracking

Marketplace/e-commerce

"Farmers2Founders changed our life. It was such a catalyst for us and came at a pivotal moment".

FIONA TURNER,
BITWISE AGRONOMY
ALUMNI 2019

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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

Launches 7 November 2022

STAGE TWO - VALIDATE

6 weeks- Hatch TEK

  • 1:1 business coaching

  • Practical group sessions

  • Expert masterclasses

  • Pitch practice

  • 8-10 selected to progress to stage three

Launches 6 February 2023

STAGE THREE - LAUNCH

8 weeks- Hone TEK

  • Business model design

  • Connections to channel partners + customers

  • 1:1 coaching + mentoring

  • High profile events + PR

  • Post-program support

Launches June 2023

7 November 2022

APPLICATIONS OPEN

Applications open on the 7 November 2022. Click on any of the 'apply' buttons to fill in a simple application form. 

8 January 2023

APPLICATIONS CLOSE

Applications close on the 9 January 2023 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 users via our huge industry network

  • Producer-centric and exclusively agrifood

  • Strong industry support from 6 RDCs

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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

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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.