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Aglive wins pitch competition that opens door to Chinese opportunities

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Aglive wins pitch competition that opens door to Chinese opportunities

Aglive is delighted to be selected as one of 15 Victorian startups, winning the opportunity to participate in a unique two-day program, as part of the Nexus Summit in Nanjing, China to be held in May.

The event, as organised by Runway HQ in partnership with the City of Melbourne, gives winners the opportunity to attend the Future City Hackathon, Mayors and Investors Forums and Victoria-Jiangsu 40th Anniversary (of Melbourne’s sister-city arrangement) Gala Dinner.

Aglive will participant in this business and networking event which includes a ‘pitch’ session to Chinese venture capitalists.

The Geelong Advertiser published the following news article:

“Founders of Aglive, involving a paddock-to-plate food production tracking system, and Breezy Dine, a no-wait-to-eat booking platform for diners, will be part of a Victorian delegation of 15 start-ups going to the summit in May.

Aglive and Breezy Dine were selected to attend by jointly winning a pitch event at Runway Geelong on Friday.

In addition to return flights and accommodation, the trip opens the door to Chinese investors and industry leads.

Runway also facilitated three other regional Victorian start-ups to be part of the delegation to Nanjing, with the trip supported by the City of Melbourne.

The Geelong-founded Aglive has developed software that collates compliance paperwork for food growers, processors and exporters into a single source of digitised information that can be tracked to prove provenance.

The start-up’s industry development lead, Achalen Holmes, told the pitching event that the platform provided whole-of-life traceability, which was important for customers.

Mr Holmes said Aglive had a number of customers who wanted to export to China but the company needed contacts at the other end of the food chain to use the platform.

“We are looking for leads into end-users,” he said.

“People who are looking for electronic data to show customers that what they are selling is what they say it is.”

Story Geelong Advertiser

Aglive extends its thanks and gratitude to the organisers and judging panel, and is looking forward to developing networks and opportunities in the Asian region.

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