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Our Startup Program

Unlocking the future of agriculture.

About the program

The Startup Program is designed to build the capacity of startups in the global agrifood tech ecosystem whilst providing a platform for founders to share their stories, and to showcase their products that are providing solutions to global agricultural challenges.

The program consists of four streams catering to early stage startups beginning their journey within the agrifood tech ecosystem, to showcasing successful scaleups and providing them the opportunity to create new market opportunities.

The program will discover the latest in innovative technology, connect founders with customers and investors and highlight the success stories in the agrifood tech sector.

Objectives

  1. Provide a platform for Australian and New Zealand startups and international scale-ups to showcase their ideas in front of an international audience

  2. Expose startups to investment, networking, and customer opportunities

  3. Showcase our agrifood tech ecosystem and increase Australia and Asia Pacific’s global profile

  4. Increase the adoption of agrifood innovations on-farm and across the supply chain

Showreel

2020 Startup Showcase

Watch highlights from the latest evokeAG. event.

Startup streams

The four streams that form our Startup Program cater to early stage startups right through to successful scaleups both in Australia and internationally.

evokeAG. 2022 Investor Dinner

The Investor Dinner offers investment-ready startups who have previously raised capital in funding rounds or in some instances bootstrapped their company to where it is today, to pitch to a room full of domestic and international investors over an intimate dinner, and networking drinks.

The event held on the eve of evokeAG., offers the chance to facilitate conversations and connections between international and local investors and agrifood tech founders.

Applications open Monday, 4 October and close Monday, 18 October.

evokeAG. 2022 Innovation Station

Innovation Station is our new look Startup Alley and is a platform for both startups and scaleups to showcase their agrifood technology to delegates via an exhibition style booth.

Ten innovative companies will be offered a place at Innovation Station at each event, and will provide a perfect opportunity for both startups and scaleups to increase their networks, and customer base.

Applications open Monday, 4 October and close Monday, 18 October.

Global Solutions Demo Day - April 2022

The Global Solutions Demo Day will provide a platform for international agrifood tech startups to connect to the evokeAG. audience and facilitate the opportunity for these global innovative founders to connect directly to Australian and New Zealand investors, producers and the agricultural community.

To be eligible to apply, companies must be solving one of six identified challenges our Australian producers and/or supply chain professionals are currently facing.

More information and application timeline will be available soon.

Startup Network - June to September 2022

The evokeAG. Startup Network aims to build the customer networks and capability of Australian agrifood tech startups and to support adoption of new technology on-farm, and connect farmers to new technologies.

The program features interactive online webinars and networking events, and focusing on agrifood tech adoption and connecting key players across the agrifood supply chain and cultimates in a face-to-face regional event connecting startups directly with farmers through workshops and a Pitch & Networking Dinner.

This event will continue in 2022.

Connect & discover

A one-stop-shop for resources and contacts for the global agrifood tech ecosystem.

Access startup resources

Learn from innovative founders who are finding solutions to agritech challenges, hear insights from industry professionals and discover the insiders advice from investors.

Browse our startup directory

Search through the directory of forward-thinking founders and companies solving global agricultural challenges.

Featured Founders

David & Kate Lyall

Iddo Geltner

Olaf Bork

Craig Hendricks

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