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Two major accelerators looking to harvest more startup successes

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// // Applications are now open for HARVEST 2020, WA's food and ag accelerator; and PLUS EIGHT is back for a 4th year...

// Applications are now open for HARVEST 2020, WA’s food and ag accelerator; and PLUS EIGHT is back for a 4th year…

Harvest 2020

Now in its third year, the HARVEST program is an opportunity for food and ag startups and SMEs looking to scale their business, attract investment, develop new networks or partnerships and explore new markets.

The 3 month program, commencing in March,  features a 2 day business bootcamp at Muresk Institute, fortnightly masterclasses in Perth and a 2 day field trip to innovative food and agribusinesses in regional WA, delivered by a line-up of inspiring expert mentors and growth facilitators. The program then culminates in a demo day and pitch event.

The program is FREE for successful applicants and is valued at over $10,000.

Who should apply?

  • Motivated entrepreneurs keen to connect to new networks to scale their business, and have an open mindset.
  • Businesses solving relevant problems in any part of the supply chain in the agrifood industry including, but not limited to: agtech, foodtech, biotech, value-add food, logistics, packaging, new business models, sustainable farming practices, agri-tourism, carbon farming, renewable energy for food production.
  • Innovations with a unique value proposition and clear market demand from any part the diverse agrifood sector e.g. grain, meat, dairy, horticulture, viticulture, forestry, biosecurity etc.

Applications close 17th February 2020

Apply online:

Contact: [email protected] or phone 9755 4997.


Plus Eight

Two major accelerators looking to harvest more startup successes

Meanwhile, there’s one month left to apply for Spacecubed’s PLUS EIGHT Accelerator Program.

With $100K seed funding available for a small equity stake, a community of like-minded change makers and a network of global partners, don’t miss out on the chance to make 2020 the best year yet.

Simply click here to get started.

If you’re looking for the extra edge on your application, join us on February 4 and sit down with the Plus Eight team as they share tips and tricks on how to answer each section. 

Past grads of Plus Eight include Humm, who have since moved to the US and raised $3M+ and Udrew, who won 2018 WA Innovator of the Year.

Contact Isabelle at Spacecubed for more info.  


MAIN IMAGE: Participants and mentors on last year’s HARVEST accelerator.

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Charlie Gunningham

Former co-founder, GM, CEO Business News and Accelerating Commercialisation adviser. Charlie has spent 20+ years in Perth's startup scene, as founder, mentor, adviser, writer and investor. There's nothing he likes more than helping early stage tech startups ... and drinking coffee, shiraz or playing in a blues band. Email Charlie here.
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