Australian agriculture is entering a new growth phase, forecast to generate $1.2 trillion between now and 2030. SproutX is at the centre of that opportunity, as the enabler of agricultural technology known as agtech.
SproutX is enabling the agtech ecosystem through two programs; an Accelerator program and Co-working Space program. The SproutX Accelerator program provides entrepreneurs with startup capital, mentoring, distribution and access to partners. The Co-working Space program provides a physical space for agricultural entrepreneurs to work, gather and network. We are seeking an intern to assist with administering the two programs. SproutX is a joint venture initiative of Findex and the National Farmers Federation.
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About the role:
SproutX is seeking interns and associates to help grow SproutX. Located in our Melbourne CBD office, this position offers successful candidates a once in a generation opportunity to take part in a national movement that is fast becoming the growth engine of the Australian economy.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
– Managing startup and entrepreneur stakeholders
– Writing media articles and website copy
– Administration duties such as managing the service desk and customer relations
– Marketing initiatives to grow awareness of SproutX and agtech
– Project scheduling and executive appointment management
– Business development for onboarding residents and conducting tours
– Events management for agtech community events
– Building relationships with the wider agriculture and startup innovation communities
The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:
– Passion for agriculture and/or the startup innovation movement
– Able to take the initiative and achieve high level goals independently and ably
– Have excellent time management skills
– Willing to working on challenging tasks as well as business as usual operations
– Maintain high level of professionalism and competence in every interaction.
– Have clear and direct verbal communication and exceptional written communication skills
– Tertiary qualification (preferred)
– Passion for agriculture and/or startup innovation
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