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For emerging entrepreneurs and early stage startups working on innovative business ideas to transform the food system of the future
 

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WHAT IS THE VALUE+D PROGRAM?
HIGH QUALITY FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Supporting emerging entrepreneurs across regional NSW who are working on innovative business ideas to transform the food system of the future.

 

This early stage program will provide you with 1:1 coaching, access to industry mentors and experts and support you to build confidence and capabilities to launch a sustainable business venture.

The program is funded through the NSW Government's Accelerating Regional Innovation Fund.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHEN

Applications Open: 15 July 2024

Applications Close: 30 August 2024

Program Launches: 16 September 2024

Program Duration: 10 Weeks (Finishes 25 November 2024)

WHERE

A hybrid model of online sessions and one in person event.

COST

No cost to you for the program. The program has been funded by the NSW Government Accelerating Regional Innovation Fund.

 

Travel & Accommodation for in person event covered by the participant.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Weekly group sessions and masterclasses, conducted virtually

  • Fortnightly personalised sessions including 1:1 business coaching and mentoring

  • Comprehensive in-person Bootcamp 

  • Direct access to a network of mentors, experts, service providers, investors, value chain partners

  • Access to extensive collection of resources and tools

  • PR opportunities through Food Futures Company events and partners

  • Post-program support and pathways 

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WHO CAN APPLY?

The Value+d Program is open to any individual- or team in Regional NSW with a business idea or concept for high value consumer products, functional food, food tech and new value-added food and beverage solutions.

You might be:

  • A producer

  • An agrifood enthusiast

  • A student

  • An aspiring entrepreneur

  • A change maker

WE BELIEVE DIVERSITY DRIVES INNOVATION.

Food Futures Company is dedicated to attracting and supporting individuals, entrepreneurs and talent from diverse backgrounds into the agrifood sector.

We actively look to engage and support First Nation entrepreneurs, female founders and regionally-based entrepreneurs.

VALUE+D CONCEPTS COULD BE:

Your business ideas might cover a wide range of industries from food production and technology in the agrifood sector to specialised segments such as health, wellness, and medicinal offerings.

 

Examples include (but not limited to):

  • High value food and beverage products for human consumption

  • Utilising byproducts and waste streams from agrifood value chains into products such as skin care, beauty and nutraceuticals 

  • Converting low value ingredients such as 'ugly vegetables' into functional food products for humans and pets

  • Repurposed agrifood raw materials into sustainable packaging solutions 

IMPACT

We love hanging out with passionate and aspiring entrepreneurs and early stage startups who are working on the big issues that matter and want to do more ….. faster! 

  • Reduce greenhouse gases and landfill

  • Innovative new food products from surplus food

  • Health benefits from bioactive and functional food

  • Lower volumes of food waste

  • Less packaging in landfill

  • Less wasted resources through supply chain from grower to consumer

HOW IT WORKS

This customised program has been designed to bolster your entrepreneurial abilities, provide access to our extensive network, and expedite your business growth while helping to shape a sustainable business model. 

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FRAMEWORK
  • 10 week incubation

  • 1 x Face to Face event

  • Weekly virtual masterclasses, workshops, expert and group sessions

  • Personalised 1:1 business coaching

OUTCOMES
  • Development of your sustainable business model

  • Robust marketing, sales and go2market strategy

  • Expert at pitching your business

  • 6-12 months growth roadmap

  • Expanded network of peers, customers, partners and potential investors

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15 July 2024

APPLICATIONS OPEN

Applications open on the 15 July 2024. Click on any of the 'apply now' buttons to fill in an application form.

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