BRIDGE HUB AND AUSTRADE ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN AGRI & FOOD TECH FOUNDERS BOOTCAMP TO ISRAEL

Bridge Hub and Austrade are excited to announce they are partnering to offer an agri & food tech bootcamp to Israel for up to ten Australian Founders. The 10 day bootcamp will take place in May 2019 and will utilise the services of Austrade’s Tel Aviv Landing Pad.

Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals’ Member for Riverina Michael McCormack congratulated Bridge Hub on the exciting initiative.

“It’s a great opportunity for Aussie startups to have international exposure and it’s terrific the bootcamp is being organised by a regionally-based group,” Mr McCormack said. “We can learn a lot from other countries about how to improve our practices and how we use our technology. This is hopefully the first of many bridges which Bridge Hub will build between Australia and other countries all around the world.”

 Deputy Prime Minister and National Leader, Member for Riverina Michael McCormack, Bridge Hub Community MAnager Dianna Somerville, Bridge Hub Co-CEO Grant Fuzi and Bridge Hub Co-CEO Craig Shapiro.

Deputy Prime Minister and National Leader, Member for Riverina Michael McCormack, Bridge Hub Community MAnager Dianna Somerville, Bridge Hub Co-CEO Grant Fuzi and Bridge Hub Co-CEO Craig Shapiro.

Bridge Hub launched its operations in Australia and Israel in September this year. With a regionally based head office, Bridge Hub is a globally connected whole of life cycle innovation hub for the Australian and global agri & food tech industry. It brings together the pillars of industry, research & government to create pathways to test and commercialise great ideas and research for the benefit of producers & consumers.

One of Bridge Hub’s key objective is to leverage partnerships in world leading innovation countries to assist Australian startups expand globally. Israel is known as the Startup Nation and is a global leader in agri & food tech innovation. There are more than 800 agri & food tech entrepreneurs in Israel with whom Australian startup founders can learn from and engage with.

The Landing Pads program provides market-ready startups and scaleups with potential for rapid growth a cost effective option to land and expand into major global innovations hubs around the world. Five Landing Pads have been established in San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Shanghai, Berlin and Singapore.   

Bridge Hub Co-CEOs Craig Shapiro and Grant Fuzi said that today’s announcement demonstrates a commitment to leveraging international networks and opportunities for the benefit of leading Australian agri & food tech startups.

“We’re excited to be able to partner with Austrade to offer a heavily subsidised opportunity for Aussie founders to experience the incredible buzz and excitement of the Israeli startup ecosystem” Mr Fuzi & Mr Shapiro said. “Founders will also be exposed to the main trends in Ag & Food tech, share best practices and benefit from workshops and hands on activities aimed at perfecting their entrepreneurial skills.”

Applications for the subsidised mission will open 1 February 2019 via the Bridge Hub website. Interested founders are encouraged to register their interest leading up to applications opening at www.thebridgehub.co/israelmission



Dianna Somerville