Be part of the farming revolution
Startup and Innovation Tablelands (ST) punches above its weight.
Now in its fourth year, AusFAC is the Australian arm of a global competition that aims to solve the food challenges of the 21st Century.
Six agriculture entrepreneurs from across Australia will present their innovative ideas in an exciting pitch competition as they compete to represent Australia for the title of Global Agripreneur of the Year.
In 2016 ST took on the challenge of hosting the Australian arm of the global competition Future Agro Challenge, a pitchfest for ag-innovation. The event was a success – beyond our wildest dreams!
The event has grown each year and as we prepare for the fourth AusFAC and we’re looking to be bigger than ever before in 2019!
AusFAC has a record of success for its participants. In 2017, the AusFAC winner, crowned on the Atherton Tablelands, went on to top the international competition to be crowned Global Agripreneur of the Year. But more than just a title, the competing startups, and wider Australian Agtech community have benefited from:
- Expanding their industry networks and building new collaborations;
- Connecting with investors, including at an international level;
- Evolving into stronger businesses, with their product and business model put to the test against global market standards; and
- Exposure to new and international markets.
Our competitors enter strong and leave stronger!