We’re aiming to solve the food challenges of the 21st Century.

Beginning in 2016, AusFAC is the Australian arm of a global competition searching for the best solutions to the world’s food and farming challenges. We help showcase Australia’s problem solvers on a world stage to celebrate our amazing food and farming innovators. And we proudly do it directly from some of Australia’s best farming regions. 

Each year, six agriculture entrepreneurs from across Australia will present their innovative ideas in an exciting pitch competition as they compete to represent Australia for the title of Global Agripreneur of the Year.

AusFAC has a record of success for its participants. In 2017, the AusFAC winner went on to top the international competition to be crowned Global Agripreneur of the Year. But more than just a title, the competing startups, and wider Australian Agtech community have benefited from:

  • Expanding their industry networks and building new collaborations;
  • Connecting with investors, including at an international level;
  • Evolving into stronger businesses, with their product and business model put to the test against global market standards; and
  • Exposure to new and international markets.

Previously, we’ve been proudly hosted by StartUp & Innovation Tablelands. But 2020 marks a new chapter for AusFAC as we grow into our own independent organising committee and take the competition across the country in our search for Australia’s best food and farming innovators – starting with New South Wales’ fantastic Northern Rivers region! 


Our competitors enter strong and leave stronger!

About the AusFAC event

About the Global FAC Competition