Seedlab at Salamanca
Known for its bustling atmosphere and vibrant vendor stalls, Salamanca Market has hosted a Seedlab initiative throughout 2023. It’s a partnership that has provided opportunities for new and emerging businesses to present their products, receive feedback, and understand market dynamics in a real-time setting.
Seedlab Tasmania is thrilled to introduce its newest cohort for Bootcamp ’23. This cohort includes 44 determined and diverse businesses gearing up to start their 6-week intensive program.
Bootcamp 2023 Wrap Up
Our first Bootcamp Incubator Program of 2023 has come to an end and as usual we love to reflect on the journey and what everyone has got out of the program. Hint: It’s a lot!
Bootcamp 2023 Update
What a diverse bunch the 35 new Seedlab Tasmania Bootcampers for 2023 are! We have people producing everything from jewellery to horse hair talismans, from candles to coffee, from skincare to absinthe, from perfume to food for pampered pooches!
Good Fermentations Take Time Masterclass
With around 40 live participants and another 40 or so zooming in from around the country to watch online, the Good Fermentations Take Time Masterclass was a great success, with wonderful feedback from those who joined us.
Seedlab on Tour
The Seedlab Tasmania team recently spent a couple of busy days travelling our gorgeous state meeting with Seedlabbers far and wide.
Barber’s Bees and Berries in Tasmanian Country
Meg Barber from Barber’s Bees and Berries recently sat down with Tasmanian Country and discussed all things Bootcamp, including the knowledge she gained in taking her business to the next level.
Hazelbrae Success at Fine Food Awards
We’re thrilled to share that Tassie Seedlab Cultivators Christie McLeod and Michael Delphin of Hazelbrae Hazelnuts were recently crowned this year’s overall champions at the 2022 Royal Tasmanian Fine Food Awards Gala!
Spotlight on Seedlab Success at ABARES Regional Outlook Conference
Seedlab Tasmania showcased its successes at the ABARES Regional Outlook Conference in Hobart on Wednesday 2nd of October 2022. Attended by Tasmanian farmers, business owners, institutes, and organisations, the conference is a platform for discussion and debate of the issues affecting Australian agriculture and fisheries, and the associated affects on labour, trade, and climate change.
Vertical Pastures – Cultivate 2022 Participant Update
Tasmanian small business owner Peter Handy is revolutionising salad and herb propagation by harnessing the power of a unique hydroponic method based in a shipping container. Peter’s upright, soilless growing technique is not only environmentally friendly; it enables growth 365 days a year and has allowed the supply of salads and herbs to continue throughout Australia’s recent difficult farming circumstances.
Cultivate 2022 Kicks Off
The Seedlab Tasmania Cultivate Accelerator Program for 2022 has officially begun this week. We’ve been pleased to welcome 17 Tassie businesses into the 4 month program designed to propel them to the next level.
Sanyou Baijiu – Seedlab Tasmania Cultivator Update
We’re simply astounded to hear that Sanyou has won GOLD for their Tasmanian Made Baijiu – Sanyou in China! Sanyou has won a Gold Medal in the 2022 ‘China Wine and Spirits Awards’ (CWSA).
Seedlab Sisters Bootcamp Programs Ready to Begin!
Two Seedlab Sisters Cradle Coast Bootcamp Programs are about to start with over 35 women: 5 from King Island, 7 from Southern Tasmania and a whopping 23 from North-West Tasmania!
Success from Cultivate with Hazelbrae Hazelnuts
Christie Mcleod and Mick from Hazelbrae Hazelnuts did our Seedlab Tasmania Cultivate Accelerator Program last year. Since then they have totally revamped their cafe, and are focusing their business differently.
A Presentation at SEGRA
Timekeeping was of the essence in ‘How we built Community in Seedlab Tasmania in a Pandemic, Via Zoom’, presented by Hazel at the SEGRA: Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia Conference in Devonport this week.
Seedlab Tasmania at Agfest
Seedlab Tasmania is a statewide Incubator and Accelerator program designed to support businesses producing food and drink products, especially. Seedlab Tasmania has been supported by Woolworths, which proudly supports the national program also: Seedlab Australia.
King Island Capers
Last week the Seedlab Sisters Cradle Coast team island hopped to King Island for 5 days of workshops, sight seeing and catching up with new and longer standing members of our Seedlab Village. We loved every minute of our King Island sojourn, from dodging the showers to make videos with lighthouses and rainbows in the background, to meeting the art and craftspeople at Reekara Primary School (Hi Sharelle), and the Cultural Centre (Hi Alison).
Get a Cultivated Spring in your Step with Seedlab
New for 2022, and thanks to support from the Department of State Growth, Seedlab Tasmania is providing access to our 4 month Cultivate Accelerator Program for early stage Tasmanian producers of consumer products.
Seedlab at Agfest
You’ll be able to chat with the Seedlab Team at Agfest this year – Seedlab will be featured in the Woolworths Marquee, and we’ll be alongside at least three of our previous Cultivators who’ll be able to answer any questions you have
The Collective Wisdom of Women
If someone asks you what you do – do you have a one word answer “farmer”, or do you spend the next 20 minutes telling them about the variety of animals you grow, where you farm, and how many generations its been in the family? Do their eyes glaze over? Do they ask for more information?
Seedlab Featured in Acuity Magazine
Seedlab Australia has been featured in the June – July edition of Acuity Magazine! The article focuses on how Seedlab and our partnership with Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand teach small business owners how to manage the finances of their operations.
Seedlab Tasmania Funded under the Inaugural Small Business Incubator and Accelerator Pilot Program
Today, the Minister for Small Business, Madeleine Ogilvie announced Seedlab Tasmania as one of four State Government supported Incubator and Accelerator Programs.
Going Gangbusters, Glazes, Ice Cream & S’Mores
Many of our Seedlabbers have had major developments recently, so we thought we’d give you an update!
Honey, Crumpets, Ice Cream and a Toast to Oatcakes
Honey, Crumpets, Ice Cream and a Toast to Oatcakes More food for thoughts from Seedlab Skilled with Bees Rachel Marshall and Mathew Winskill own Winskill’s […]
Burmese Tea Sauce, Venezuelan Cheeses, Gelato and Seedlab Workshops￼
The belts are getting tighter as a result of the Bootcamp Bounty! Burmese Tea Sauce, Venezuelan Cheeses, Gelato and Seedlab Workshops Tea Sauce, anyone? Mimi […]
New Bootcampers on the Block
Seedlab HQ was buzzing with new Bootcampers over the last two weeks – with two new Tassie Programs starting in addition to the Seedlab Australia Round 2 Bootcamp Program coming to an end.
The World’s Bestselling Liquor You Never Heard of Makes it’s Mark in Tasmania
Three Friends from Tasmania Launch a New Brew Named Sanyou, the First Traditionally made and aged Baijiu Distillery Outside China.
Trade Well at Trade Fairs
Some of the Seedlab Team travelled to Melbourne last weekend for the first time in over 2 years, to support Seedlab Tasmania Alumni and other Tassie businesses, as well as fledgling Seedlab Australia businesses at the Food Service Australia Trade Fair.
Starting Seedlab Sisters, Bootcamp Update, and Making Mushrooms
Seedlab Sisters started with a fab session last week with 34 people joining our daytime session, and 31 in the evening. Whilst we had a great representation from North-West Tassie, we also had sisters joining from all other parts of Tassie, NSW, Victoria, Qld, the ACT, and even Italy!
Getting serious about shelf life
When it comes to shelf-life there is a lot of science, practice, and myths. The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Tasmanian Branch, Seedlab Tasmania and the University of Tasmania, are presenting a Webinar on the 10th of March, online live, aiming to debunk the science behind shelf-life.
Get your skates on for Bootcamp
We have two Seedlab Tasmania Bootcamp Programs starting in March. One in Seedlab Sisters, predominantly for women in agri-food industries in West and North-West Tasmania who may want to investigate what being entrepreneurial means for them, or to investigate starting or growing a specific business.
Outcomes from 2020-2021
We’re exceptionally proud of the achievements of all of the participants of the Seedlab Tasmania Program in 2020-2021. We’ve seen incredible improvements in business operations and outcomes for participants of both our Bootcamp and Cultivate Programs.
How can a startup help other startups?
How can a startup help other startups? Well that’s how we see Seedlab Tasmania and the role it’s played helping over 100 Tassie startup businesses […]
To SWOT or Not?
To SWOT or Not? You’ve probably all heard the term “swatting a fly”, but what about “swat analysis”? And if you have heard about it, […]
Pivoting in a Pandemic
Pivoting in a Pandemic This week’s article is about pivoting in difficult times: i.e. changing the way your business delivers a product or service, or […]