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The SparkLabs Cultiv8 program is a unique opportunity for start-up agtech businesses to enter the next phase of their commercial growth. By connecting with our professional network and establishing long-term relationships with industry experts and peers, participants can focus on becoming a future force in food and agricultural technology and services.

SparkLabs Cultiv8 identifies the world's leading start-ups working on innovative food and agricultural technology.  Our mission is to cultivate growth stage Ag and Food Tech companies with researchers, farmers, investors and global corporate partners, to help digitise agriculture and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Successful applicants to the SparkLabs Cultiv8 Accelerator Program gain exclusive access to:

  • Cash investment worth up to AUD $100,000

  • More than 50 expert mentors across the globe

  • The NSW Department of Primary industries research labs and more than 650 Scientists and Engineers across 25 research stations on 13,000+ hectares of agricultural trial sites across 4 critical climatic regions (temperature, subtropical, coastal and alpine)

  • Top-tier Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors and Entrepreneurial Executives

  • Access to invaluable insights from our Partners

  • Global AgTech Ecosystem (GATE) spaces and resources to support business operations and management

  • DemoDay exposure to more than 400 investors, entrepreneurs and potential customers

For overseas Founders and Startups, this means a competitive entry and access to Australian resources.


For Australian based Founders and Startups, this means world class competitive access to global resources.


We enable great entrepreneurs in the AgTech and Food Tech sectors to prototype, scale and commercialise their products by providing them access to our esteemed global ecosystem of expertise, tools and resources.


The SparkLabs Cultiv8 Accelerator Program provides successful applications with 8 months of strategic and dedicated support, capital funding support, business office space, structured learning modules and access to up to $100,000AUD for an agreed equity stake.

The SparkLabs Cultiv8 Accelerator Program is hosted in Orange, Australia, within the Global AgTech Ecosystem (GATE). Our program is globally recognised for its ability and commitment to taking the resources to the opportunity, instead of requiring the opportunity to source the resources. Our world class partnership model enables us to offer an unparalleled development and growth experience to Founders and Startups in the AgTech and Food Tech sectors across the globe.

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