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Australia is known for its clean and green products, strong science, and technology capability.

Designed to help selected Australian scaleups validate their market fit and establish their market presence, the GROW2Asia programme accelerates the growth of these businesses into Asia. Join us at our digital showcase as we introduce you to 7 innovative Australian scaleups…

This showcase introduces you to 7 innovative Australian scaleups bringing new ideas, flavours, and technologies to F&B and agriculture. Each of these businesses are launching their unique products and services across Asia with Singapore as a hub.

Date: 13 September 2022 | Tuesday 
Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm SGT
Medium: English
Format: Virtual on Jublia

Joshua Soo is the CEO of GROW, Southeast Asia’s first dedicated agrifoodtech impact accelerator and ecosystem catalyst. He is an entrepreneur, creative innovation strategist and designer who is passionate about scaling ventures and systems for a sustainable future. Prior to GROW, he was a director at an innovation company and has demonstrated experience working with start-ups, corporates and governments to uncover growth opportunities and future proof themselves. Joshua brings 12 years of consulting experience from Australia specialising in leadership, change and innovation.

Dr Christine Pitt is the co-founder of Food Futures Company and also the co-founder of GROW. Christine is a globally recognised thought leader, investor and entrepreneur in the ag+food tech ecosystem. She has a particular interest in building globally networked agrifood ecosystems and creating new business models for raising funds to invest in disruptive innovation across the agrifood value chain. Prior to establishing Food Futures Company, she spent 20+ years working extensively in the agrifood sector including as CEO of MLA Donor Company, where she was instrumental in the development and commercialisation of a +$200M ag+food tech investment portfolio.

Participating Scaleups

RB Farms is a pioneer in regenerative agriculture, based in Far North Queensland, where it grows native Australian fruits and produces food and beverage products that positively impacts the health of its consumers and the planet. Eddy Nye and Scott Triana are part of the founding team of RB Farms.

Indigiearth is an Award Winning business, with its headquarters in Mudgee – the heart of Wiradjuri Country. Indigiearth provides premium bush foods made from authentic Australian native products that are ethically sourced and sustainably harvested. Indigiearth is recognised as a leading NSW Indigenous business with the experience and knowledge of bush food.

Taka Gin is a Native fusion Gin company based in Melbourne, Victoria that produces a unique blend of Gin, using Australian Native botanicals. Taka has created a recipe that infuses our gin with the Australian country, a Lemon scented Gum leaf & Native lemon grass, a fragrance you can smell and taste.

Currently we have our online store and are available for sale through online retailers such as Dan Murphys and Amazon. We sell predominately online since launching in May this year andare working towards wholesale and international export and want this program to be our starting point into Asia to launch our product around the world.

The Natural Wine Co. is a collective of wine community professionals who banded together to fill a niche for an organic, minimal intervention, preservative free, fruit driven wines. The winegrowing behind The Natural Wine Co. sits with a very experienced organic grower, Jason O’Dea. The vineyards, grown organically for over 35 years, are located at Canowindra in the Central Highlands of New South Wales.

DataFarming is Toowoomba-based ag-tech company created in July 2017 by leading Australian PA specialists, Tim and Peta Neale. Its core purpose is to remove the barriers to adoption of digital data use, and has now become Australia’s most popular precision ag data software servicing 29,000 farms, 122,000 fields, and 14M acres of data processed across 50 countries.

Circle Harvest is Australia’s largest insect protein farm, developing superfood products suitable for Western diets with invisible insect proteins.

BuggyBix is Australia’s leading insect-based pet food company. Offering a range of functional treats & dog food products, our patented formulations have been developed in collaboration with a leading Australian University. BuggyBix is revolutionising the industry with an approach to pet food that is great for pets & great for the planet.

About the Organisers

At Food Futures Company, we strongly believe that the global food system must undergo significant and transformational change. As a global innovation ecosystem design firm we work with governments, researchers, corporates, investors, and agrifoodtech entrepreneurs and founders to: 

  • Make a positive contribution to human health and wellbeing 
  • Create agrifood production systems that are transparent, ethical and sustainable 
  • Reduce food waste and improve food security 

Since 2019, we have been doing this by supporting, commercializing, and investing in agile startups, entrepreneurs, and disruptive technologies as the vehicles of change for a better food system.

Based in Singapore, GROW is an ecosystem catalyst advancing innovation, sustainability, and resilience in the food system. We’re on a mission to inspire and accelerate extraordinary founders who are developing technology solutions that deliver positive impact for people, place, and planet. Through our fund and accelerator programs we work with startups to supercharge their growth on the global stage. GROW is supported by Enterprise Singapore and backed by leading agrifoodtech VC AgFunder.

Austrade is Australia’s leading trade and investment agency. We have the power to open doors, unlock opportunities overseas and help Australian businesses go further, faster. By providing valuable market and industry insights, we make it easier for Australian business to go global. At the same time, our advice, contacts and support at every step, reduce the commercial risk of exporting to overseas markets. We also introduce foreign investors to Australian partners, strengthening global supply chains, creating local jobs and boosting the economy. Promoting Australia’s growth and prosperity is why we’re here.

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