Zespri is a co-operative of New Zealand growers who also work with growers in other parts of the world with the goal of providing fresh and nutritious kiwifruit all year round.
As a major export company Zespri is also interested in developing talent and innovation in the agrifood-tech (AgTech) sector, and to further this, they have partnered with Sprout Agritech – One of New Zealand’s leading AgTech development accelerators and investors, to be a part of their global partner network.
Sprout is currently looking for new entrepreneurs and idea generators for their next Cohort!
Sprout’s goal is to help entrepreneurs grow global AgTech and FoodTech businesses. The Sprout Accelerator is designed to nurture and strengthen entrepreneurial ideas in the AgTech/FoodTech sector and is the only dedicated development accelerator in New Zealand.
If you or someone you know has a great idea or start-up in the agrifood-tech space, and would like to take it to the next level, register your interest here.
Does this sound like you?
As an agtech or foodtech innovator, chances are all you really want is to get your idea or product “out there,” no matter what, and to make your mark – leave your footprints (tapuwae) on the future health of the planet and its people.
Sprout wants to help enable that growth by building your business through the Sprout Accelerator
The Accelerator is tailor-made for each company selected, and focuses on three core areas that enable scalable growth.
- Connections to an expansive, sophisticated global network so you can engage with the market and find customers and business partners
- Extensive domain knowledge to help you develop innovation that actually contributes to the resourcing, feeding and health of the planet
- Capital raising preparation through business plan development and investment pitch practice.
- The chance to pitch for investment to access $1 million in seed-stage capital and introductions to investors, hungry for your ideas.
Want to know more about the accelerator? See the more on accelerator here.
Ready for the challenge? Register here.
Zespri International is is the world’s largest kiwifruit marketer, selling in over 50 countries.