Applications are currently open for Queensland-based agtech businesses to join us on a partially-funded mission to Tel Aviv Israel from 5-14 August 2017, including meetings with Israeli entrepreneurs, accelerator programs and funders, and also educational workshops and networking events. This mission is targeting innovative companies who are export ready, and is being funded by Advance Queensland, delivered by Austrade and lead by Startup Catalyst. Included in the mission are international flights (departing from Brisbane), accommodation, events and meetings for one participant from each selected business.
Israel, also dubbed the Startup Nation, is a small country of over 8 million people — mostly immigrants — Israel is a political startup where survival instinct is part of the DNA. Israel has tapped into that to build one of the most robust startup ecosystems in the world, considered second only to Silicon Valley. It has 6,000 active startups, 350 multi-national corporations R&D centres, has seen exits worth $9.2 billion and venture funding worth $4.8 billion in 2016. [ read more ]
Up to ten individuals places are being funded by Advance Queensland for local, Queensland-based agtech companies to attend this mission. To be eligible to apply, companies must have a current ABN, have their primary business address in Queensland, be commercialising an agricultural-related technology product or service, and be export ready. The selection process starts with an online application, which is then reviewed by a panel of judges who rate and rank the applicants, followed by due-diligence checks, and final selection of the successful companies.