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TNQ INNOVATION

Do you have an idea for an agtech solution or value-added product with specific relevance to the Tropical North Queensland Region?

WHAT IS THE TNQ INNOVATION PROGRAM?

Our program equips you with the tools and resources to build a successful agtech or food startup.

The TNQ Innovation program is a pre-accelerator powered by F2F and the TNQ Drought Hub. It is designed to support farmers, researchers, students and aspiring entrepreneurs to accelerate the commercialisation of agrifood solutions that deliver impact to the TNQ region.

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.

Proudly sponsored by

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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 the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund).

WHERE

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

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Tailored support from highly experienced business coaches

  • Tools and resources to support the development of your startup and build your entrepreneurial capabilities

  • Progress through a fully integrated program pathway

  • Funding to help build your 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- located in Australia with a tech or agrifood concept directly targeted at creating impact for the TNQ region. Sectors could include sugar, beef, cotton, fisheries and aquaculture, dairy, vegetables, citrus, tropical fruit and many more.

Applicants are not required to reside, or have a registered business in the TNQ region. Those applications that clearly seek to address key challenges faced by producers and the agricultural sectors in TNQ will be strongly favoured.

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 TNQ producers

A researcher/research team with an idea ready for commercialisation

AGRIFOOD CONCEPTS COULD BE

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

  • Accurate and timely assessment and management of biosecurity risks- pests, weeds and diseases.

  • Reduction of a reliance on labour through automation of repetitive tasks.

  • Management of pastures and feed during climate variability and drought with specific relevance to livestock and extensive grazing systems.

  • Reduction of inputs for improved precision applications and minimised costs.

  • Opportunities for value-added products linked to consumer trends to diversify income and reduce on farm risks. 

"The program really helped me understand the solution I was developing and provided practical and useful information and resources. I really enjoyed my coaching sessions and got a lot out of the whole experience."

JO MASON,
WORKHAVEN
ALUMNI 2022

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HOW IT WORKS

A fully integrated program pathway to help you navigate the different stages of your business journey.

The TNQ Innovation program is structured over three key stages. Anyone who submits an application will get access to our Journey Starter  online program. 

 

Each stage of the program involves a selection process with a specific number of participants moving through to the next stage. What makes F2F unique is that we offer post-program support to all participants who go through our pathways. 

We will be running a number of TNQ Innovation programs each year. 

SELF-PACED JOURNEY STARTER
  • Self-paced online program.

  • 1:1 coaching session

  • 8-10 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

  • 6-8 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 users via our huge industry network

  • Producer-centric and exclusively agrifood

  • Strong industry support 

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SKILLS YOU WILL BUILD

  • Agrifood 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.