GrowLab is Australia’s agrifood deep tech accelerator run by Cicada Innovations in Sydney Australia. GrowLab’s second crop is happening right now, with six amazing Agrifood startup companies. For now we are keeping the second crop under wraps, if you want to find out who these amazing companies are mark August 23 in your calendar now!
A vital ingredient for early-stage startup CEOs and founders is accessing insights, experience and networks to guide them on decision making and open new opportunities. We’re building a special group of industry and investment mentors to help GrowLab founders achieve their ambition. These mentors have expressed a real interest in the agrifoodtech area and have the experience, networks and skills that can supercharge the founder journeys.
This six month technology accelerator program provides everything to grow and scale an agrifood technology business including access to leading and experienced innovators, investors and business builders.
GrowLab Program Overview:
In addition to all of this, participating startups in GrowLab are eligible to be invited at the end of the six month program to join the Incubator at Cicada Innovations for long-term support. This will provide ongoing support and mentoring from founders who have been through the process of building a startup themselves in addition to knowledge sessions, professional services and discounted rent at Cicada Innovations.
GrowLab will be recruiting for Crop 3 in late 2018!
GrowLab’s inaugural crop has six rising stars of the agrifoodtech world; all of these startups are bringing cutting edge technology to the Australian and global agriculture sectors. Since starting GrowLab in September 2017 the crop has raised more than $5m in total including $3m in private capital and $2.5m in grants.
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If you still need help, please email the team at GrowLab@CicadaInnovations.com
MDC accelerates innovation across the value chain so the Australian red meat and livestock industry can remain competitive on the world stage. This is done by attracting commercial investment from individual enterprises and others that share a mutual interest to co-invest in innovation that will benefit the industry.
MDC has partnered with Cicada Innovations through its innovation and entrepreneurship connect platform, I+E CONNECT. I+E CONNECT ensures the Australian red meat industry is effectively engaged with the global AgTech/FoodTech/food innovation entrepreneurial ecosystem to accelerate the delivery of commercially viable solutions that create unique and competitive positions.