17 Sep 2015

Sprout looks for help to grow

7:00 am on 17 September 2015

National agritech business accelerator Sprout is looking for a startup with the potential to be New Zealand's next global agritech superstar.

Sprout is searching the country for eight budding entrepreneurs with new agritech businesses for a new development programme.

Sprout Programme Manager James Bell-Booth said the chosen eight would receive a cash injection of $20,000 and be mentored by world-class business and technical experts.

"One of the things we are looking to equip is the next generation of agri-entrepreneurs," he said.

"So these are people not necessarily working on the production of primary produce but the technologies that are going into supporting the production."

Mr Bell-Booth said that could be such things as software or hardware technologies.

"There is a lot of innovation and with New Zealand its actually coming from places that they don't realise what they are working on."

Entries are open until 16 October.