Ag and food summit to feature investor pitching


Agritech and foodtech companies are invited to express interest in pitching to investors and showcase their company’s potential at the up-coming AusAg & Foodtech Summit 2017, which supports the translation of Australian science into business, putting the spotlight on investment in agritech and foodtech innovation.

The Summit, a new event to be held for the first time in 2017, strives to fill a gap among established events in the agritech and foodtech space, drawing together the ecosystem to advance commercialisation opportunities and foster relationships between stakeholders from each stage of the sector’s value chain.

 A limited number of investor-ready start-up organisations will receive the unique opportunity to connect with investors, with eight minutes to pitch. Pitching sessions will be held on both days of the Summit.

A two-day program will also feature leading agritech and foodtech investment expert Michael Dean, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of AgFunder. Dean is the leader of the AgFunder investment team, a San Francisco-based online investment platform for global agriculture and food technology, who oversees deal identification, origination and execution on the AgFunder platform. 

Companies seeking to launch or expand agritech or foodtech businesses will learn about the common mistakes, how to leverage company finances and gain insight into the agritech and foodtech regulatory landscape at the Framework panel session.

In a session chaired by Duncan Ferguson, Director of Commercial Engagement (Agriculture), UniQuest, panelists will discuss how to navigate the early stages of innovation where researchers and technology developers engage with commercial entities.

Delegates can register before Friday 30 June with early-bird rates and save up to $155 for the Summit, which is to be held from 29-30 August in Adelaide.

For full details visit or contact AusBiotech ( to express your interest in pitching.