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. The Pitch Tent sessions will be hosted by Cass Mao from AgThentic and Tenacious Ventures.

In addition, the “Austrade Bridge Hub Special Prize” valued at $10,000 will be awarded to an Australian startup participating as a finalist in either the Investment Ready or Seed Funding stream. The winner will receive one place on the Austrade/Bridge Hub Agrifood Tech boot camp to Israel in May 2019, including flights from Sydney to Israel return, accommodation and a facilitated program.

To view the pitch times at evokeAG. please click here to view the Program.

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.

View Finalists

Producer Problem Finalists.

  • Natalie Engel

    Assistant Manager
    Sunlight Grazing

  • Danny Le Feuvre

    Managing Director
    Australian Bee Services

  • Sally Strelitz

    Milly Hill Lamb and Outreach

View Judges

Producer Problem Judges.

  • Ben van Delden

    Partner, Head of AgriFood Tech & Markets
    KPMG Australia

  • Fiona Simson

    National Farmers’ Federation

  • Will Dalton

    Policy Manager - Food & Fibre
    Agriculture Victoria

  • Dr. Christine Pitt

    Food Futures Company

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.


The winner of the Producer Problem Stream will receive $5,000 AUD in cash and the following:

A KPMG-facilitated solutions workshop in Sydney or Melbourne utilising KPMG’s internal cross-firm capabilities, including travel to the value of $700.

Seed Funding.

This stream is targeting those entrepreneurs seeking seed
funding/partnership to commercialise their idea.

View Finalists

Seed Funding Finalists.

  • Samuel Duncan


  • Scott Glover

    AgriAce Pty Ltd

  • Dr. Vlatko Materic

    Founder, CTO & CEO
    Hot Lime Labs Ltd

  • Lisa McFadyen

    Secure Impact

  • Darren Wolchyn

    Founder & CEO
    Smart Paddock Pty Ltd

View Judges

Seed Level Judges

  • Stephen Hannan

    National Manager
    Westpac Agribusiness

  • Krista Watkins

    Managing Director
    Natural Evolution

  • Alec Lee

    Co-Founder & CEO
    Endless West

  • Richard Macchiesi

    General Manager
    Insights & Innovation

  • Kevin Baum


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.





The winner of the Seed Funding Stream will receive $10,000 AUD in cash and the following:

A 2 day internship at AgriWebb Sydney HQ valued at $4,000.
Prize includes:

  • 2 hour session with CTO and Engineering Lead
  • 2 hour session with the Marketing Team
  • 2 hour session with the Sales Team
  • Lunch with AgriWebb CEO Kevin Baum
  • Flight Centre travel voucher


1 day of consulting from agtech and IoT app specialist Chris van Raay, principal consultant at Anatomize valued at $1,500.

Investment Ready.

This stream is our showcase pitch! Participants will be high quality and
looking to scale globally.

View Finalists

Investment Ready Finalists.

  • Jonathan Boswell

    Managing Director
    Wine Grenade

  • Matthew Jones


  • Dror Tamir

    Co-Founder & CEO
    Hargol FoodTech

  • Robert Trenchard

    Hydrox Technologies

  • Anastasia Volkova

    Founder & CEO

View Judges

Investment Ready Judges.

  • Grant Fuzi

    Co-CEO & Founder
    Bridge Hub

  • Isabelle Decitre

    Founder & CEO
    ID Capital Pte Ltd

  • Ric Clark

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Finistere Representative

    Finistere Ventures

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.





The winner of the Investment Ready Stream will receive the major prize of $20,000 AUD in cash and the following:

1 day of consulting from agtech and IoT app specialist Chris van Raay, principal consultant at Anatomize valued at $1,500.

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