A Northern Tasmanian agricultural technology startup business has reached new frontiers due to COVID-19.
The Bitwise Agronomy is an operation that uses technologies such as artificial intelligence to undertake crop analyses.
Chief executive Fiona Turner said the business had made a number of changes since first formulating a number of years ago.
She said the ability to conduct business from afar that's been emphasised by COVID had assisted the start-up.
"At the beginning of COVID we were just starting to go full-time into the business and increasing staff," she said.
"Now we've found everyone's so used to using Zoom meetings where we have some projects going on in all different places around the world.
"We've made it a lot more easier and accessible for international markets.
"We're in beta pay trials where it's all about using the algorithms that we've got to make sure they're accurate."
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Ms Turner said Bitwise Agronomy had reached more than 20 pilots across Australia, New Zealand, Chile, the United Kingdom and USA during its growth season.
She said the business had been gaining interest from parties after posting Bitwise Agronomy's work on professional social media platform LinkedIn
"We don't care where in the world they are, as long as they see the value in our product, we want to work with them," Ms Turner said.
The start-up has also used the services of an accelerator in Sydney. These accelerators are mentorship programs that help startups in their initial stages.
"That really changed the business because all of a sudden we had mentors and people that understood the startup world," Ms Turner said.
"One year in a startup is like four years in normal life - it's that sort of fast-paced and high-scale environment."
Ms Turner said being based in Tasmania was both an asset and a challenge at times for certain aspects in running a startup.
"For some things it's an asset like that we've got all this agricultural land - for us being an ag-tech company we've got an island full of pilots and things we can experiment with," Ms Turner said.
"But in terms of we're going through an investment round. It's hard to get access to venture capitals ... they all see these quite mature communities and ecosystems on the mainland which we're still working towards here.
"Our [startup] ecosystem will grow and we'll need to put our weight behind to make sure that happens."