In­vestors ex­plore 12 new ideas

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IN­VESTORS, en­trepreneurs, in­ter­na­tional speak­ers and on­look­ers will ex­plore in­no­va­tion in agri­cul­tural tech­nol­ogy at the 400M AgTech In­vest­ment fo­rum in Toowoomba.

There are 12 ideas ready for in­vest­ment, with pitches cov­er­ing live­stock, hor­ti­cul­ture, broad­acre farm­ing, sup­ply-chain and more at the event.

Held on May 18 at the Armitage Cen­tre, 400M will in­spire the wider re­gion, and com­pa­nies within it, to think dif­fer­ently and ex­plore com­mer­cial po­ten­tial.

The pro­gram is not just about the pitches but also the suc­cess sto­ries of lead­ers in the in­dus­try.

Food Lead­ers Aus­tralia CEO Ben Lyons said the event would fol­low the suc­cess of last year’s.

“The idea is to get this type of ini­tia­tive and con­ver­sa­tions go­ing across the coun­try to in­crease pro­duc­tiv­ity across Aus­tralia,” he said.

“At 400M you may see a pitch from the next Uber in live­stock lo­gis­tics, the next payWave for har­vest con­trac­tors or per­haps an Airbnb for ag­ist­ment.”

“There’s a small but grow­ing com­mu­nity in AgTech in­vest­ment in Aus­tralia.”

Book tick­ets at tsbe.com.au/events/.

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

IN­SPIR­ING CROWDS: Bio Pa­cific Part­ners co-founder Andrew Kelly at last year’s 400M.

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