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Harvesting homegrown potential – AgTech Angels and ACM Rural Events partner to showcase AgTech innovation


ACM Rural Events, the organisers of Australia’s largest field days, AgQuip, is proud to host the 2023 AgSmart Expo, a two-day event dedicated to showcasing the latest advancements and innovations in agricultural technology (AgTech). Set to take place on September 7 at the Bendigo Exhibition Centre, AgSmart Expo not only highlights the exciting developments in AgTech but also marks the launch of ‘Pitch to Paddock’, an AgTech Angel Investor Network (AAIN) chapter startup pitch event.

AgSmart Expo offers a unique opportunity to witness the latest developments in artificial intelligence (AI), explore the potential of big data and Internet of Things (IoT) technology in farming applications, and experience firsthand the cutting-edge smart farm machinery and equipment that is transforming the agriculture industry. The event aims to keep rural communities informed about the very latest AgTech developments and innovations.

As part of the AgSmart Expo, ACM Rural Events is proud to introduce ‘Pitch to Paddock’, a pioneering initiative that connects AgTech startups with potential investors, farmers, and industry experts. The ‘Pitch to Paddock’ event enables startups to present their innovative solutions directly to angel investors..

“We are excited to meet the founders that will pitch at this inaugural ‘Pitch to Paddock’ at AgSmart Expo,” said Kate Nugent, events General Manager for ACM Rural Events. “This unique event provides a space for AgTech startups to reach a valuable audience, gain valuable feedback, and access potential investors, while also creating a valuable network of collaboration between entrepreneurs and industry experts.”

‘Pitch to Paddock’ is an exclusive opportunity for angel investors to discover groundbreaking AgTech startups and contribute to the future of farming through strategic investments. By bringing together startups, investors, and industry professionals, this initiative aims to drive innovation, sustainability, and profitability in the agriculture sector.

“We believe that the combination of AgSmart Expo and ‘Pitch to Paddock’ creates a dynamic and transformative environment for the AgTech industry,” added Sam Almaliki, founder and facilitator at Regional Angel Investor Network. “It showcases the latest advancements and provides a platform for startups and investors to connect and shape the future of agriculture.”

Exhibitor spaces are available for machinery manufacturers, AgTech startups, and industry service providers looking to showcase their products and innovations to a highly engaged audience of farmers and industry professionals. This presents a unique opportunity for exhibitors to connect with potential investors and industry partners.For more information about Pitch to Paddock,  please visit  or visit

About ACM Rural Events

ACM Rural Events is a division of ACM (Australian Community Media), Australia’s largest independent regional and rural media company. ACM Rural Events produces an expanding calendar of agricultural and lifestyle events in regional and rural Australia, attracting thousands of participants each year and hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. 

Media Contact | Will Richards | [email protected]

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