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Sarah Nolet, CEO, Agthentic is a globally recognised food systems innovation expert and will be presenting a two-hour workshop to local food and ag tech businesses at the Bangalow Bowling Club, Friday 26 October 2018.

Ag tech leader Sarah Nolet of AgthenticThe workshop will begin at 9:30 am with presentations from Kylee Ingram of Founders Northern Rivers and Jobs for NSW’s Chris Celovic. Chris will share his thoughts on developing successful regional models for food and ag tech clusters.

Sarah Nolet and Cass Mao will lead participants to a broad understanding of how to become investor ready. Participants will also learn about the latest in innovation in the food system and ag tech space, including how startups and innovators with good ideas can raise capital through Agtech or FoodTech investor funds.

The workshop will cover how to pitch successfully to investors, Australia’s competitive advantage in ag tech, regional/city connections, food system innovation and lessons from the US.

After the workshop local innovators will be selected to pitch their ideas to the experts.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/investor-ready-food-agribusinesses-tickets-50769513983

Contact Kylee Ingram for more information 0439 933 353

This event is a partnership of Founders Northern Rivers, the Sourdough Group, Regional Development Australia Northern Rivers, NSW Business Chamber and AusIndustry.


AgThentic Food & Agri Business Investor Ready is being held from 9:00am to 12 noon at the Bangalow Bowling Club on Friday 26 October 2018.


AgThentic brings a global network of leading consultants with expertise in agricultural economics, venture capital, technology and entrepreneurship, and data-driven research to help innovators build the food system of the future.

Sarah Nolet is a globally recognized food systems innovation expert. A systems thinker with an understanding of the complexities of the food system. Sarah works across the global food system supply chain, helping farmers, agribusinesses, universities, investors and entrepreneurs to achieve their goals. Sarah is also a startup advisor and investor, speaker and writer, most recently at 440M AgTech Investment Forum (Australia), Ag/Sum (Japan), and in GreenBiz, AgFunderNews, and Forbes. Sarah holds a Masters in System Design and Management from MIT, and a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Human Factors Engineering from Tufts University.

Cass Mao is a strategist, entrepreneur and lifelong emerging technology nerd. With a background in sales and marketing, she’s spent her career building and supporting social enterprises and technology start-ups. She’s led the go to market strategy of two Australian startups, managed investments at VC fund Trimantium, and scaled non-profit incubator Vibewire as Executive Director.

As a consultant and presenter, Cass has worked with organisations including GroupM, ABC, the Foundation for Young Australians, National Council of Social Services, Vivid Ideas, University of Technology Sydney, Optus and Private Wealth Network.

Cass holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney. She is a Board Director of Youth Without Borders, and was named a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum in 2015. She represented Australia as a delegate to the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance Global Summit in Germany and was selected by the U.S. Department of State for the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program in 2017.


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