Seedlab Tasmania will help early stage Tasmanian food, drink, and agri-businesses start, scale and grow.
We are here to support you with the training and support to drive profitable growth and de-risk export opportunities for your business.
Connecting 200+ Tasmanian startup food, drink, agri-food and agri-tourism businesses with recognised experts and a best-practice training programme means we can provide you with innovative and effective strategies.
Our programme and networking connections means you get the possible start to building your business.
What we do
Tasmanian Startup Incubator
Seedlab Tasmania is a unique incubator providing Tasmanian startup food, drink, agri-food and agri-tourism businesses with access to expertise, training and support to help them start, scale and grow to become export-ready.
We have a program of best-practice training and tailored coaching support delivered by commercially-savvy experts. We cover a wide range of topics: food innovation and technology, fermentation and distillation, marketing and branding, business planning and strategy, to name just a few.
National Stakeholder Support
Seedlab Tasmania is supported by the Australian Government, Woolworths, the University of Tasmania, Tasmanian businesses and other Tasmanian and Australian companies.
Feedback from Cultivate
Seedlab has taken my business already from a small startup to an actual brand – worthy of Nationwide distribution in the near future and eventually, export. We are only half way through cultivate, and I already have gained ‘Best practice’ in so many different areas of the business, through the mentorship and coaching I have received, and been able to streamline my business into a focused brand, instead of being a little ‘haphazard’. This program is worth so much more than it ‘says on the tin’
The timing of being in Cultivate when the pandemic hit was a godsend! the immediate reaction of the Seedlab team to pivot the program to be an online learning and sharing experience has been nothing short of miraculous. they intern, helped all our businesses to pivot and boost up our online experiences to our customers, via, social media training, website, marketing experts, to find new channels of distribution. that we could still build customer relationships while being on line. This coupled with a strong media blitz, made many of business survive and thrive during this time. now that the initial panic is over, we can focus on product development, branding, food safety and packaging. To date, it’s been a whirlwind of learning and activity. No resting for us during the pandemic!
SeedLab has been an amazing help to our business. Before starting in the program, we only had a dream in mind. Going through the action plans, Q&A, and business mentoring sessions has helped us develop clarity and a plan towards developing products that will help us become export ready. This program has also helped us a become a better, more resilient business, helping us reduce farm waste through diversification, new revenue streams, and improved business efficiency through implemention of LEAN processes.
Sometimes your target market or packaging might not be exactly on point. This is why MVP (Minimum Viable Product) is important. Start with something and then make gradual changes
Aimee Datlen, – Little Isle Mushrooms, Snug
"Bootcamp forced me to take a look at our business from a different and perhaps more personalised perspective, which can only be useful"
Justin Birchmore – Academy al Funghi, Launceston.
"The Seedlab Bootcamp was a great supportive kickstart for the budding entrepreneur. Athough centred on Agribusiness, this methodology should become mainstream education for future small business kickstarters.."
Phil Evans – Evans Store, Queenstown.