A national Agtech startup competition is being held in Queensland in November to crown the ‘Agripreneur of the Year’, with the winner moving on to compete on a global stage…
The Future Agro Challenge Australia (FAC) is holding an agtech startup competition at the end of this year for applicants who are seeking to build and represent Australia in a global competition.
The Future Agro Challenge is a global platform bringing together food and agribusiness stakeholders and players to create what the organisers call “the acceleration process for “agripreneurs” and startups …. to fulfil their potential in finding solutions to local, regional and global challenges.”
As part of this, Future Argo Challenge holds the largest global competition that seeks to discover innovative fundable food, agtech, and agriculture ventures from various corners of the globe. The most promising ideas and ventures are selected to compete in the Global Championships for the title of ‘Agribusiness of the Year’.
People attending at this event will be the first to hear about the latest innovation in food, agtech and agriculture as agripreneurs from across Australia face off live on a national stage to compete for the honour of representing their country at the Global Future Agro Challenge.
The winner of the 2017 Future Agro Challenge Australia, AgUnity, went on to compete in the Global Championships held in Turkey earlier this year and won the title of Agripreneur of the Year. To hear what David Davies of AgUnity has to say about the benefits to his business for entering the FAC Australia competition, visit the website.
Applicants for the Future Agro Challenge must meet the following criteria:
- Has initial traction or MVP
- Providing solutions/services to the agri-sector
- Startups less than 5 years of operation
- Innovative or scalable business model
Future Agro Challenge will be held for the third year running in the Atherton Tablelands region of the beautiful Far North Queensland on November 16 & 17 2018.
The event will comprise a welcome function on the evening of Friday 16th November followed by the formal pitching competition on the afternoon of Saturday 17th with a presentation dinner in the evening.
Applications to enter the FAC close on 26th October.