Turn your business idea into a reality

Monday 25 March 2019

Do you have a business idea that you want to grow into a reality?

Applications are now open for the AgriTech Incubator program, Cohort 4 - ATI Riverina: Ready to Launch!

ATI Riverina: Ready to Launch!

This program will help you take your business, product or service from idea to execution in just 8 weeks. This program is perfect for all kinds of new founders – including those who have a day job or are studying. It's a hands-on, immersive experience that uses Lean Startup principles, to bring your idea to life. This isn’t a theory program. You will get out of the classroom and into the real world to validate your idea and achieve a deep product fit. Participants will meet and be paired with some of the regions most experienced mentors and have the chance to become part of the dynamic startup network. You will exit with a business ready to execute not a business plan!

What is involved in the ATI: Ready to Launch program?

The program runs for 8 weeks, commencing on Monday 29th April 2019, with a commitment of 2.5 hours each Monday evening from 6.00pm – 8.30pm on the Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga Campus, concluding with a ‘pitch evening’ on the 17th June 2019.

(Noting: June 10 is a public holiday a replacement class will be held on Tuesday 11 June)

In between sessions, participants will be encouraged to complete tasks to reach the milestones of that week.

Does my business idea have to be specifically around AgriTech?

No – the ATI team will consider applications from all industries and is open to a diverse range of ideas.

To apply, visit the website here. Applications close 8th April at 5.00pm AEST. Limited spaces available.

Individuals and Teams welcome.

"The CSU AgriTech Incubator provided an opportunity to meet with other entrepreneurs in the early stages of their business ventures. We were able to share our journeys, ideas, thoughts, questions and experiences in a supportive environment, and the weekly meetings helped create accountability for our progress throughout the program. This was important for me, because I had been working on my business idea for years but had felt unable to take the next step. At each stage of the program, I was able to address and overcome some of the barriers that had kept my business concept from becoming a reality, and the positive relationship built with my mentor was pivotal in this process. By the end of the eight weeks, I was not only ready to present my pitch, but put the initial phase of my business plan into action."

Jenny Rolfe-Wallace, founder of Sprout_Ed and AgriTech Incubator alumni