WA Open for Business rebranded

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WA Open for Business has a new name and a new website.

The WA Open for Business team has recently undergone a name change to become Agribusiness and Food Investment.

Although the name has changed, the team will continue to focus on promoting and facilitating investment into WA’s agriculture, fisheries and food industries by supporting investors and local businesses and by engaging with industry. 

Working with and collaborating across government departments to support the development of investment opportunities and the delivery of commercially sustainable projects will remain a core objective of the project.

The new website provides a central source of information for investors looking for opportunities in WA’s agriculture, fisheries and food industries.  

The site is also a source of information for WA companies seeking investment and/or support to make their projects investment ready.

The Agribusiness and Food Investment team have been working on a number of projects to support WA businesses.

Investment readiness guide

Developed in partnership with Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA this free guide is designed to help agribusinesses better understand the capital raising process and how to become investment ready.

The guide includes the foundations of investor readiness such as:

  • components to get investor ready
  • key elements of a successful proposition
  • funding options
  • valuation methodology

The Investment readiness guide is free to download from our website.

Investor ready incentive for food and beverage producers

This incentive program is designed to support WA food and beverage businesses that are looking to become investment ready and develop a memorandum that will attract the right investor. 

Grants of up to $50 000 can be used to fund activities that will support businesses to become investment ready.

The incentive is open to all Western Australian owned and operated premium food and beverage businesses who can demonstrate high growth potential and are seeking to raise capital to grow their business.

Applications open Friday 8 November 2017.

HARVEST accelerator for agtech start-ups

Developed to support innovation in the agriculture and food industries this statewide technology accelerator is focused on fast tracking connections, pathways and funding for late-stage agtech start-ups and small to medium enterprises looking to scale.

The nine-week program will be delivered by AgriStart and will include workshops on pitch-coaching, marketing, business planning, raising capital, commercialisation, tech collaboration and partnering models.

A wide range of guest speakers with expertise in agriculture, business growth, new technologies, digital transformation and investment readiness will present throughout the program.

Applications open Tuesday 12 November 2017.

For more information contact Sarah Williams, Communications Coordinator on +61 (0)8 6552 2011.