Startup Showcase: Local Ecosystem.

Up to eight successful local (including New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) startup participants will showcase their startup on stage with a 3-minute presentation to the audience showcasing their cutting edge technology relating to the agrifood sector.

Successful participants will receive return economy airfares, accommodation, an evokeAG. two-day delegate ticket for two people plus professional one-on-one coaching to maximise the impact of their showcase presentations.

View the Startup Program terms and conditions.

Applications have now closed, our successful finalists will be announced on Monday, 25 November.


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 Australia and/or New Zealand and/or the Pacific Islands
  3. Applicants applying for the Local Ecosystem Showcase are encouraged to apply to be a part of Startup Alley and the Investor Pitch. Please note, if you are successful in your application for the Local Ecosystem Showcase, you will automatically receive a place in Startup Alley and will be featured in the Startup Handbook
  1. Application is by company. During your presentation you can have only one representative presenting on stage. AgriFutures Australia will provide two evokeAG. delegate tickets however will only cover the travel and accommodation costs for one person
  2. Applicants must have read and understood the Startup Program Terms & Conditions

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 eight startups showcasing dynamic and cutting edge agrifood tech. There will be no judging component or prizes at the event.

Each application will be scored on the following criteria:

  1. Business is innovative and scalable
  2. Product is solving relevant problems in the agrifood sector
  3. Business is providing a unique solution that has a distinct advantage over competitors and current best practices
  4. Business has a potential global market
  5. 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


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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 Local Ecosystem Showcase advised: Wednesday, 30 October 2019

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    Public announcement of all Startup Program participants: Monday, 25 November 2019

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