AgriFutures Australia Managing Director, John Harvey, said the 2020 event will see a focus on providing opportunities for startups to build their customer base, whilst also ensuring they have exposure to possible investors.
“The new Startup Program for evokeAG. 2020 will showcase startups (domestic and international) within the agrifood tech ecosystem. This showcase will complement the wider event program and has a renewed focus on exposing startups to an international audience. This is an opportunity to network, build relationships and take your business to the next level.
“This year we had 1,100 delegates at our event representing a cross-section of industries. Corporates, investors, government and other key stakeholders from all over the world – it’s a melting pot for budding businesses,” said Mr Harvey.
There are four unique opportunities for both local and international startups to get involved at evokeAG. 2020:
- The Startup Showcase – Local Ecosystem: this stream will provide a platform for local (Australia, New Zealand and/or the Pacific Islands) startups to showcase their ideas in front of an international audience.
- The Startup Showcase – International Scale-ups: this stream will provide a platform for international startups who are interested in solving global problems facing the Australian agricultural sector and/or expanding their business into Australia.
- Startup Alley: up to 40 agrifood tech startups will have a space to exhibit their products in a high-traffic area at evokeAG. 2020.
- Investor Pitch: This pitch is a standalone event on the eve of evokeAG. 2020 aiming to facilitate curated conversations and connections between international and local investors, and Australian and New Zealand companies. Startups will pitch directly to an invitation-only investor audience over dinner.
evokeAG. 2019 Startup Alley participant and Founder of Agrinet, Dan Winson, said it’s an opportunity for startups to make tangible leads.
“From a startup perspective, evokeAG. was the best conference I have ever been to. After the two days, I had 50 leads and I had lost my voice from talking to so many of the delegates! The event has accelerated my startups’ progress,” said Mr Winson.