Sprout Agritech Accelerator

Organisation: BCC Ltd
Grant Number: A18008
Grant Amount: $100,000
Grant Type: Agribusiness Innovation Grant

Sprout backs bold agritech businesses and entrepreneurs who MOVE FAST, THINK BIG and are committed to building solutions for problems that reach from farm to fork. Their goal is to find the technologies and start-ups that can have a transformational impact on the primary industries. Their focus is on helping them solve the biggest challenges to company growth, distribution and high margin monetization.

Annually, Sprout scouts the globe for both New Zealand and International agritech businesses, to select between 8 – 12 companies to participate in the five-month accelerator.

Throughout the accelerator, the companies have access to Sprout’s partner network, which offers opportunities for global distribution and marketing partnerships in over 130 countries, as well as access to world-class advice and mentoring from successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.

AGMARDT is one of these business leaders, and a member of the Selection Committee, helping to select the cohort, as well as connect entrepreneurs with relevant industry contacts.

“AGMARDT is the most important seed funder of innovation and capability development in New Zealand. They are critical in helping deliver the part of the accelerator which is consistently ranked the most important by entrepreneurs – the one on one advisory work, which helps the companies get their innovations into the market.” James Bell-Booth, Accelerator Manager, Sprout Agritech Accelerator