The SparkLabs' Cultiv8 accelerator has chosen its first cohort of nine agtech startups.

The accelerator is a joint effort between SparkLabs and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) envisioned to fill a hole in the agtech funding ecosystem.

The seven month program will be based at the Orange Agricultural Institute in the Global AgTech Ecosystem (GATE) and offers participants access to:

  • industry-leading mentors
  • DPI's Innovation and Technology Research platforms
  • linkages with relevant corporates like KPMG Australia and Minter Ellison
  • exposure to the SparkLabs Accelerator network, and
  • over 13,000 hectares of experimental farm land, spread across four climatic zones.

View the full cohort here.

For more information, visit the SparkLabs Cultiv8 website.