SparkLabs Cultiv8 attracts 450+ people to its inaugural Food and AgTech Demo Day 

Inaugural Demo Day held 18 September, 2018

The inaugural SparkLabs Cultiv8 Demo Day was held on the 18th of September, 2018 in Sydney, Australia with over 450+ people attending.  The event provided a powerful opportunity to showcase the strength of the first SparkLabs Cultiv8 cohort of leading Food and AgTech Startups selected from across the globe.

Demo Day Highlights video 

Highlights from the day

  • 450+ people attended the event 

  • Guy Hudson, Executive Director of SparkLabs Cultiv8 set the scene predicting that Agriculture in Australia will turn into a $100bn industry by 2030 with the AgTech ecosystem growing at every level 

  • Jimmy Kim, Co Founder and Partner of SparkLabs Global, introduced the audience to the SparkLabs global network of Accelerators and Venture Capital funds and shared their success formula underpinned by celebration, courage, conviction, change and collaboration and finished with the proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

  • Our cohort went onto pitch receiving universally positive feedback on the strength of their presentations

  • Marc Randolph, Co Founder of Netflix delivered the key note address as to how Netflix created the innovation that disrupted one of the largest industries. Marc finished his presentation quoting Nolan Bushnell, “Everyone has taken a shower. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it that makes a difference.” 

“Everyone has taken a shower. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it that makes a difference.” 

Nolan Bushnell

Investing in our cohort companies

One of our jobs at Sparklabs Cultiv8 is to assist our cohort with Partners and Funding. If you are interested in investing in our cohort companies and would like to discuss this further, please contact mal@sparklabscultiv8.com

2018 cohort Demo Day pitch videos 

Demo Day 2018 was an event proudly brought to you by SparkLabs Cultiv8 and the GATE (Global Ag-Tech Ecosystem), an initiative of the NSW DPI. 

Sparklabs Cultiv8 Pty Ltd

ABN: 23 245 850

Address: Orange, NSW Australia 2800

Phone: +61 2 6391 3116

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