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Is Crowdfunding right for you?

“Crowdfunding is not a quick and easy solution, but it can be incredibly rewarding” says Paul Hughes, Head of Venture Development at Allia’s Future Business Centre. On 23 January 2017, he will deliver his insights into crowdfunding, at Agri-Tech East’s ‘Show Me The Money! Focus on Funding’ event in Cambridge.

Crowdfunding uses smaller individual amounts of capital from the general public to finance a new business venture. We spoke with Paul about his top tips for crowdfunding, Allia’s support service and what advances he hopes to see from the agri-tech sector…

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Agri-tech news update

  • Agri-Tech East Events 2017

    Published: 22 December, 2016

    Agri-Tech East hosts events throughout the year to inspire and facilitate discussions between participants with new ideas and fresh thinking. People from all sectors and disciplines welcome—whether you’re a grower, a researcher, technologists or an entrepreneur, come along and join in!

    Pollinators are our regular network meetings, which are FREE for members to attend, while Special Interest Groups (SIGs) delve a little deeper into the bigger topics.

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  • New Opportunity Zone provides access to the skills you need

    Published: 2 December, 2016

    Do you have a post to fill? The ever-expanding Agri-Tech East network includes the UK’s largest concentration of technical, producer and academic expertise and our new Opportunity Zone provides a new way to…

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  • GROW 2016/17 launched at REAP

    Published: 2 December, 2016

    The national Agri-Tech business plan competition GROW is now live. GROW aims to give everyone with a good idea for improving agricultural production the chance to see if it can be made into…

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  • The role of the agronomist is changing

    Published: 1 December, 2016

    Robotic sprayers and dual hoppers are just two of the ideas on the wish list for Agrovista’s Jack Harris. Always keeping an eye out for new technology, Jack is excited…

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  • Highlights of 2016

    Published: 1 December, 2016

    With our first Pollinator of 2017 (A New Agriculture – What Will the Future Hold?) just around the corner, here is a taste of some of the events that you…

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  • Agri-Tech Week on BBC Farming Today

    Published: 28 November, 2016

    Agri-Tech Week featured strongly on the BBC’s Farming Today programme and we were delighted that presenter Anna Hill managed to come to several events. Their report on the Monday event ‘Using…

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