AgriTech Incubator

The AgriTech Incubator aims to spark innovation and economic development in the Riverina by offering incubator programs, providing co-working spaces and fostering greater participation of women in entrepreneurial activities.

Our purpose

The mission of the AgriTech Incubator is to support the development of the start-up ecosystem and SME business innovation in the wider Riverina NSW by:

  • Supporting human capacity and infrastructure development
  • Supporting other regional development, government and business agencies working towards similar goals
  • Collaborating with local businesses actively supporting start-ups and SMEs.

The AgriTech Incubator will achieve these goals through:

  • Tailored incubator programs
  • Providing co-working spaces in a dedicated Incubator Hub on CSU's Wagga Wagga Campus
  • Offering specialised programs supporting women and girls into tech and entrepreneurial activities.

How to get involved

If you would like to participate in one of our Incubation or 'Get into Tech' programs, rent a co-working space or learn more about the AgriTech Incubator, contact us.

Co-working

Our newly refurbished space in the centre of the Wagga Wagga Campus offers excellent co-working facilities for new and nascent companies.

If requiring a hot desk, please email agritechincubator@csu.edu.au for your booking. For payment, please see the Charles Sturt University Cashier (building 13) and quote code "E286" for payment. 
($20 per person, per day or part thereof).

The AgriTech Incubator space is also available for bookings for events.

AgriTech Incubator Program Cohort 5

Applications are now open for the AgriTech Incubator Program Cohort 5.

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 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 July 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 30th September 2019 (there will be a 2 week session break commencing on 26th August).

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

We’ll also teach participants the skills and mindset required to progress on the entrepreneur ambition journey. On completion of the CSU Agritech Incubator program, participants will have:

  • conceptualised a minimum viable product (MVP)
  • understood the lean startup principles
  • conducted customer development and validation
  • created, and learned how to use, a business model canvas

Cost:      $500 per person/team (free to CSU students)

Does my idea have to specifically be around AgriTech?

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

Applications close 12th July 2019 at 5.00pm AEST. Limited places.

AgriTech Incubator Alumni

From Agritech to Agrinet - helping remote farmers stay connected.

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From Agritech to Lost Lanes - a festival of food and community.

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From AgriTech to Outback Wings - an aeronautical agricultural and veterinary organisation inspired by the Royal Flying Doctors Service of Australia.

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What people are saying

Jenny Rolfe-Wallace

The CSU AgriTech Incubator provided an opportunity to meet with other entrepreneurs in the early stages of their business ventures. 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 #Sprout_Ed

Our partners

NSW GovernmentThe Scale InstituteWorking Spaces HQ logoHenty Machinery Field Days

Our team

Siobhain Howard

Siobhain Howard

Project Officer

Siobhain is an employee of CSU, based on the Wagga Wagga Campus. Siobhain is responsible for the project management of the AgriTech Incubator and its initiatives, and is required to plan, schedule and coordinate the project within agreed timeframes, scope and quality. Siobhain is also responsible for managing relationships with program delivery partners and other partners and sponsors.

Working Spaces HQ

Working Spaces HQ

All about fostering entrepreneurship and economic development in the Wagga Wagga region through the provision of a co-working