evokeAG. Pitch Tent.

What is evokeAG. Pitch Tent?

Pitch Tent will provide a dynamic showcase of the agrifood tech ecosystem at evokeAG. by:

1. Providing opportunities for startups (across three different stages) to pitch in front of a captured audience that may assist in furthering their idea/product/service/problem

2. Showcasing a group of high quality startups that are addressing key problems in the agricultural and food industries to delegates

3. Showcasing a variety of innovation cultivators

There are three different streams, with five finalists selected in each stream to present to a panel of judges at evokeAG. on 19-20 February 2019 in Melbourne.

Applications have now closed, successful finalists will be announced shortly.

Click here to view the evokeAG. Pitch Tent terms and conditions.


Producer Problem.

This stream is for primary producers to pitch their industry problem to the audience and judges.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must be the primary producer (such as a grower, farm manager etc) with an agricultural challenge that you face in your daily operations that there is currently no solution for.

Prizes:

  • The winner of the Producer Problem Stream will receive $5,000 AUD in cash and additional in kind prizes.

 


Seed Funding.

This stream is targeting those entrepreneurs seeking seed funding/partnership to commercialise their idea. If you are entering this steam, you will not yet be in market (i.e. no paying customers) however you may have a prototype and/or be market testing.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Your startup must be looking to solve an agricultural/food problem
  • You are currently not in market
  • You have a prototype and/or have been market testing
  • You are seeking seed investment/partnership to commercialise your idea.

Prizes:

  • The winner of the Seed Funding Stream will receive $10,000 AUD in cash and additional in kind prizes.

 


Investment Ready.

This stream is our showcase pitch! Participants will be high quality and looking to scale globally. If you are entering this steam, you must be in market and post seed funding stage.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Your startup must be solving a global agricultural/food problem
  • You are in market
  • You are ready to scale beyond your own geographical market
  • You are available to participate in Startup Alley should you be chosen as a finalist.

Prizes:

  • The winner of the Investment Ready Stream will receive the major prize of $20,000 AUD in cash and additional in kind prizes.

 


Why apply?

  • Opportunity to pitch in front of and network with global VCs, startup ecosystem leaders and program directors, corporate decision makers, industry influencers across agricultural and food industries
  • One on one mentoring for finalists from ecosystem leaders
  • evokeAG. Pitch Tent is open to startups and producers all over the world.*
  • Interstate and New Zealand-based finalists receive domestic (or international if ex-New Zealand) travel to Melbourne and minimum 3 star accommodation for up to 3 nights for one person, plus two delegate tickets to evokeAG. in Melbourne (terms and conditions apply).
  • Press and social media opportunities
  • Prizes including cash and experiences to assist you on your journey.

* Finalists who are residents outside of Australia and New Zealand will be responsible for and bear the costs of their own travel to Melbourne, Australia, including airfares, all meals, passports and visas. Airport transfers and minimum 3 star accommodation for up to three nights will be provided.

Applications have now closed, successful finalists will be announced shortly.

 

Click here to view the evokeAG. Pitch Tent terms and conditions.


Review Process & Timeline.

The evokeAG. Pitch Tent Selection Panel will review all applications and select five finalists in each stream. A different panel of judges for each stream will judge finalist presentations at evokeAG.

Judges and in kind prizes will be announced soon.

The application closing date for one or more streams may be extended at the discretion of the Promotor.

  • Applications open:
    Monday, 10 September 2018
  • Applications close:
    Friday, 28 September 2018 at 11:00pm AEST
  • Finalists announced:
    Monday, 26 November 2018
  • Pitch Tent presentations at evokeAG.:
    19 – 20 February 2019
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