Sprout is a new business accelerator programme designed to fund the next generation of agritech startups in New Zealand.

Every year Sprout will identify the best 8-10 agritech start-ups in New Zealand.  Over 20 weeks the start-ups and entreprenuers will receive funding, alongside world class mentorship and training from leaders in technology, research and business growth.  Companies will receive unparalleled access to the New Zealand and global farming network to validate and grow their businesses.  At the end of the programme startups will pitch to a hand picked group of investors, corporate partners and potential customers to support the continuation of the rapid progress achieved through the Sprout programme.

Sprout has one goal in mind: help entrepreneurs grow global agritech businesses from New Zealand. Sprout is a 20 week programme for entrepreneurs with the features designed based on studying the journeys of successful agritech start-up companies.  By taking the key learnings from inventors, entrepreneurs, investors and employees in these startups, Sprout has designed a world leading accelerator in the Agritech sector.

For more information or to apply, visit the Sprout website here.