Natasha Teakle

Commercialisation Facilitator, Entrepreneurs' Programme and Managing Director, AgriStart

Tash is experienced in research, commercialisation, innovation facilitation and is passionate about sustainable primary industries and new technology. She is also currently a part time Regional WA Facilitator for Accelerating Commercialisation. In 2016 she co-founded and still leads AgriStart Pty Ltd, trading as Innovation Cluster, which focuses on empowering innovative businesses to support regional development. In 2019, AgriStart established 3 regional innovation hubs as part of their CONNECT program supporting more than 60 regional businesses over the last 3 years. She holds several board, advisory and volunteer roles including with the South West Angels, Startup WA, Carbon Conscious Investments and has been on the judging panel for the WA Innovator of the Year awards since 2015.