SparkLabs Cultiv8 identifies the worlds leading starts up 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.
For successful applicants to the program, SparkLabs Cultiv8 offers the following:
Exposure to a 150+ global network of mentors through Asia's largest Accelerator group, and 50+ specialist mentors from all aspects of the food and agricultural value chains
DPI's research labs with 650+ scientists and engineers
25 research stations on over 13,000 hectares of agricultural trial sites across four climatic regions (temperate, sub-tropical, coastal and alpine)
A top-tier network of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors and executives
Legal advice from MinterEllison, one of the top 5 law firms in Australia
Advisory workshops from KPMG through their world class IoT and AgTech divisions
Access to the space and resources within the Global AgTech Ecosystem or GATE through SparkLabs Cultiv8 as a Foundation Partner
Sparklabs Cultiv8 invests in exchange for an agreed equity position.
We help great entrepreneurs from the Ag and Food Technology sectors to prototype, scale and commercialise their products. We focus particularly on growth stage businesses. Our aim is to help them validate their technology and market assumptions and gain the traction they need to raise Series-A. We help them to do this with our extensive global network of agtech investors.
The program is six months in length and can be completed remotely, we encourage our portfolio to be wherever they need to be to most effectively grow their businesses.
SparkLabs Cultiv8 has a global focus and is situated in Orange, Australia, within the Global AgTech Ecosystem or GATE, taking the resources to the opportunity rather than the opportunity to the resources through a partnership between the NSW Department of Primary Industries, SparkLabs Cultiv8 and a range of large corporate partners.