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In the fertile grounds of regional Australia, a budding movement is trying to redefine the landscape of agriculture through technological innovation and sustainable practices. SparkLabs Cultiv8 is at the helm of this transformation, demonstrating how strategic investment in agtech is not just cultivating crops, but also change.
In the face of a changing environment, emissions reduction targets have been set. But while the destination is clear, the path to get there remains unknown.
SparkLabs Cultiv8 is backing sustainable innovation and accelerating a group of startups in Orange's own 'Agtech Silicon Valley'.
SparkLabs Cultiv8 2023 Clean Tech Showcase & Future Food Dinner
1 November 2023
The Showcase & Future Food Dinner is the premier event our six-month program. An afternoon dedicated to innovation, attendees explored the evolution of SparkLabs Cultiv8, the cutting-edge technologies from our 2023 cohort and savoured a dinner featuring ingredients from early technology adopters.
200 Agri-Food Tech experts descend on Orange NSW – described as ‘the Silicon Valley of agtech’ – as SparkLabs Cultiv8, Australia’s most active Agri-Food Tech accelerator, celebrates the completion of its first Clean Tech program.
The latest batch of companies looking to positively address climate change have hit Orange, with a five-year project notching a major milestone.
Created in 2017, the goal for SparkLabs Cultiv8 has been to address climate change through innovation.
The new accelerator will bring the number of companies supported by SparkLabs Cultiv8 to 50. More than $AUD half a billion has been raised by the companies, which boast a combined value of more than $1.6 billion and have created over 750 new jobs.
The accelerator is powered by Cultiv8 Funds Management, an Agri-Food Venture Capital Fund.
In case you’re under the impression that Australia’s business and finance powerhouses are all located in either Sydney and Melbourne, think again.
SparkLabs Cultiv8 is a global agriculture and food technology accelerator headquartered in Orange, but it is part of a world-wide network of SparkLabs accelerators that stretches from Seoul and Singapore to Beijing and California.
SparkLabs Group, which claims to be the largest startup accelerator group in Asia, is stepping into agricultural tech with a new program created in partnership with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries. Called SparkLabs Cultiv8 and based in Orange, Australia, the accelerator will start in the second quarter of 2018.
After recently being named the eighth most active agriculture and food technology accelerator globally from AgFunder, SparkLabs Cultiv8 has announced the ten businesses set to receive almost $1 million in funding on their path to revolutionising the global agriculture industry.