Investor Pitch.

This is a standalone event on Monday, 17 February 2020, aiming to facilitate curated conversations and connections between international and local investors, and Australia and New Zealand companies.

Up to six startups will receive the opportunity to pitch on stage to an invitation-only audience of international and domestic investors, followed by an intimate dinner and drinks where more discussions and networking can take place.

Successful participants will receive one evokeAG.  two-day delegate ticket.

 


Eligibility Criteria.

  1. Startups applying must be showcasing interesting and cutting edge technology relating to the agrifood industry
  2. Must be a registered business in/or Australia, New Zealand and/or the Pacific Islands
  1. Applicants must be able to showcase business success to date; must have a product/service ready for investment
  2. Application is by company

Judging Process & Selection Criteria.

To ensure the quality is of a high standard, we have curated a selection panel from the ecosystem that will review all applications and choose up to six startups. We recommend applicants applying for the Investor Pitch also apply to be a part of the Local Ecosystem Showcase and/or Startup Alley.

Each application will be scored on the following criteria:

  1. Actively seeking awareness and raising capital
  2. Business is innovative and scaleable
  3. Product is solving relevant problems in the agrifood sector
  4. Business is providing a unique solution that has a distinct advantage over competitors and current best practices
  5. Business has a potential global market
  6. Traction (when will the business be available to customers? Leading indicators for success e.g. sales growth, lead customers or otherwise)

 

  1. Founder and team have the required expertise and is a balanced team (e.g. 5 = robotics company with robotics research, hardware manufacturing expert and computer vision expert, 2 = One undergraduate mechatronic engineer and three accountants)
  2. Application is clearly communicated

How to Apply?

  1. Follow evokeAG. on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as well as AgriFutures Australia on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  2. Read and understand the Startup Program Terms & Conditions
  1. Complete the application form and upload your 55-second elevator pitch video

Applications will open online on Monday, 26 August at 9:00am AEST.

Timeline.

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    Applications open: Monday, 26 August 2019

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    Applications close: Friday, 13 September 2019

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    Successful participants of the Investor Pitch advised: Wednesday, 30 October 2019

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    Public announcement of all Startup Program participants: Monday, 11 November 2019

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