Farmers2Founders - LaunchVic



Everything you need to build a successful agtech startup

Farmers2Founders is a specialist agrifood tech service provider formed in 2018 to deliver pre-accelerator and accelerator programs for agrifood tech and innovation startups across regional Australia.  

Farmers2Founders is delivering TEKLAB VIC. This is a pre-accelerator program for aspiring Victorian entrepreneurs who are looking for support to explore, validate and commercialise an agritech startup business. 

Participants receive access to 1:1 business coaching, real end-users, mentors and funding to develop a roadmap for agritech businesses and help them acquire first customers and/or trial sites, build teams and launch their first working MVP into the market.  

Multiple TEKLAB programs will run each year. 

Find out more about the programs and how to apply on the Farmers2founders website



Where will the program be delivered?

Hybrid model of virtual and face-to-face 

What's included?

  • Work on your agritech business idea with the guidance of expert coaches
  • Access a comprehensive platform of resources and tools to support the development of your new agritech startup
  • Unlock the opportunity to progress your idea through the F2F agritech pathways (Eg. Hone Program)
  • Funding to help progress your agritech start up
  • Cohort-based participation
  • Access to our broad network of industry mentors, experts and trusted service providers
  • Connections to end users, intermediaries and channel/distribution partners
  • PR and participation in events 

Who should apply?

The Farmers2Founders TEKLAB VIC Program is for any individual or team located in Victoria who has an agritech idea or concept that you believe will solve a problem on farm or for the agrifood sector.

You could be:

  • A producer with an idea
  • A team with a producer
  • A researcher/research team with an idea ready for commercialisation
  • A tech developer with an idea
  • A student with an idea
  • An entrepreneur with an idea
  • An individual or team looking to work on a solution with producers