THRIVE GLOBAL INITIATIVE
AUSTRALIA CHALLENGE
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Supporting Partners
What is it?

The THRIVE Australia Challenge solves problems of the Australian agrifood industry, accelerates the development of the ecosystem, and selects the best startups and scale-ups for investment and global recognition.

SELECTION cRITERIA
Startups should be Seed to Series A with technologies focused in the following areas
MEET OUR FINALISTS
AG UNITY


AgUnity is a tech startup with the ambition to be the digital services platform for the world’s 2-billion unbanked ‘Last Mile’ communities.

CERES


Ceres Tag is one of the world's most comprehensive animal monitoring platform companies spanning livestock, wildlife and companion animals.

DATA FARMING


DataFarming aims to reduce crop variability by empowering farmers and agronomists to adopt digital agronomy. We will become the worlds most widely used precision ag software.

GEORA


Geora is connecting the world’s least digitised industry, with a platform that links farmers with digital economies globally.

HILLRIDGE


Hillridge helps protect farmers against the financial impact of extreme weather on their crops or livestock.

LACONIK


Laconik uses data science to make a recommendation for a farmer on where and how much fertiliser to apply to maximise profit.

PROAGNI


Food needs to be produced abundantly, with a lower environmental footprint. How can this be done without it being a tax on farmers? ProAgni is solving this problem

RUBENS


With a unique combo of sensors and analytics, Rubens is the quality and provenance intelligence system for the fresh food supply chain.

SWAN SYSTEMS


SWAN Systems is a precision water and nutrient management platform that enables irrigators to improve yield whilst conserving resources.

TRANSPIRATIONAL


Transpirational is developing a sprayable, biodegradable polymer membrane to increase water savings in crop production, whilst removing the environmental and financial burden of plastic mulch films.

THINKBIO


Thinkbio provides growers with solutions to improve the sustainable production of food and fibre without compromising yield.

Judging Panel
SPECIAL GUeSTS

THE HONOURABLE
JACLYN SYMES

Minister for Agriculture,
Member for Northern Victoria

NIGEL
WARREN

Executive Director Growth

Winning Company receives

The winner will receive the THRIVE Australia Challenge Award and advance to the finals of the Global THRIVE Accelerator Program with an opportunity to be selected for the THRIVE VII Cohort in Silicon Valley, CA

Benefits for Entrepreneurs
Timeline
SEP 24, 2020
nov 6, 2020
17 dec, 2020
Open Applications
Applications Review
Applications Close
Finalist Mentorship & Prep
Pitch Challenge
How to engage

Headline Partner

Headline Partner is looking to be the key sponsor and supporter of the Challenge, spotlighting early-stage startups that solve local or global agrifood tech challenges, while getting visibility from the global innovation ecosystem.

Challenge Partner

Challenge Partner is looking to support the regional challenge, highlight the best start-ups in the region, and collaborate with key innovation leaders in the agrifood space.

Startup Partner

Startup Partner is interested in supporting the challenge winner while getting visibility in the region and globally, through our community of over 18k startups, scale-ups, corporations, and investors in agrifood tech.

Co-marketing Partner

A Co-Marketing Partner has an extensive network of agrifood innovators in the region and is interested in getting visibility within our community of over 18k startups, scale-ups, corporations, and investors in agrifood tech, while supporting the communication of the Challenge.

Apply to the THRIVE Australia Challenge