Sam Trethewey

Sam Trethewey

General Manager, SproutX

Sam has worked in agriculture for over 15 years throughout various parts of the value chain, his current role sees him oversee SproutX and Agri Innovation for one of Australia’s largest professional services companies, Findex. SproutX is the industry accelerator for Australian agriculture, a series of commercialisation programs for entrepreneurs and startups to access support, mentors and capital.

His exceptional comprehension of Australian agriculture, investment, Agtech, and food & fibre production has enabled him to build a broad portfolio of experience in agribusiness through digital strategies and various industry innovations in Australia and New Zealand.

Previous experience includes:
– Agribusiness advisor to CEO’s
– Developed export strategy for food businesses into China
– Developed digital and profile-raising strategies for agribusiness clients in Australia and NZ
– Executive Masters in Business Administration from Bond University (E-MBA)

Sam is an entrepreneur with extensive experience across agricultural production and his grassroots knowledge has been essential in providing value for his new role enabling start-ups and Agritech entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.

On the side, Sam commentates on agriculture around Australia through print, online and broadcast media.

His first TED Talk in 2015 cemented him in the industry as a regular keynote speaker to address a range of audiences where Sam often challenges the status quo and inspires fresh thinking.