FoodTech Tasmania

Are you a high-potential and ambitious early-stage FoodTech startup? Do you want to work with some of the most innovative food companies in Australia, based out of Launceston, recently announced as one of the UNESCO Cities of Gastronomy! If so, Startupbootcamp FoodTech is for you.

Applications closed on Wednesday, 13 April 2022 UTC

About Startupbootcamp

Accelerating Food Innovation toward a sustainable world

We are a global family of industry-focused programs that support early-stage tech founders to rapidly scale their companies.

We provide direct access to an international network of the most relevant mentors, corporate partners, and investors.

For our FoodTech 2022 cohort we’re looking for startups with innovative technology, products, services or disruptive business models that have solutions or solve problems for the FoodTech, and Blue/AgriTech sectors.

With an overarching theme of Circular Economy we are looking for startups with technology to decrease carbon emissions, reduce, repurpose and reuse everything from Farm, to Factory, to Fork, from wholesale to retail including:

  • Sustainable Food Solutions
  • FermentationTech
  • Functional Food and Ingredient Tech
  • Food, Aqua and AgriTech

If your startup is passionate about making an impact in the Food, Aqua/AgriTech sectors, we'd love to meet you.


Program Timeline

  • November 30

    Applications Open

    Applications are assessed, and 15-20 teams are chosen to attend Selection Days.

  • May 11-12

    Selection Days

    Selection Days to determine the final cohort for the program.

  • July 18

    Program Starts

    Program begins with the final cohort.

  • October

    Demo Day

    We host a celebration and pitch day for startups to a big crowd of corporate partners, investors and industry participants.

About The Program

Learn how to accelerate your business with industry-leading best practices

During our intense 3-month accelerator program, selected startups receive hands-on mentorship from over 100 industry experts, seed funding and access to a global and local network of investors with the ultimate goal of scaling their businesses and becoming industry-leading companies.

The program is structured around three focus areas: making you Pitch Ready, Commercially Ready, and Investment Ready. This is true whether you’re a company who has just finished your MVP or already scaling across multiple markets.

But each startup and their journey is different. So we tailor the program to you and your needs, helping you to create achievable goals throughout the three months

A Few Statistics

  • 1000+

    Startups have completed an SBC program.

  • 74%

    of our alumni are still active.

  • $1.25B

    Total funding raised by our program alumni.

  • $1.6M

    Average funding by our program alumni.

  • 72%

    Of our alumni have received funding.

Meet Our Partners

Backed by industry-leading companies

Tasmanian Government
Meat & Livestock Australia
Asahi Beverages
Treasury Wine Estates
Watch Me Think
Amazon Web Services
KHQ Lawyers
Pitcher Partners

Startup Benefits

Why join the program?

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3-Month Program

An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.

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Corporate Partners

Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers.

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Tailored Mentorship

Over 100 carefully selected mentors from the finance, insurance, regulatory, and government who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions.

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Seed Funding

$25,000 AUD in cash per team in Seed Funding.

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Alumni Growth Program

Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni-only events, deals and tailored introductions.

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Investor Access

Meet the most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world.

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Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from lean methodology, growth hacking to fundraising.

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Global Network

Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries.

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Perks & Discounts

More than $500,000 AUD in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, Stripe, F6S and others.

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Industry Events

Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading fintech conferences and events.

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Demo Day

A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees.

Meet our leadership

Our combined experience in the energy industry from policy to accelerating startups and corporate venturing is world class and positioned to set you up for success.

Frequently Asked Questions

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