Ocean Solutions Accelerator

Helping entrepreneurs create sustainable businesses to tackle the ocean’s biggest challenges

The Ocean Solutions Accelerator is a startup development and executive leadership course for ocean entrepreneurs. Strengthened by a global community of experts, the accelerator program empowers entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses within the ocean economy. Our program provides early stage companies with initial funding and opportunities to engage with mentors, partners, and investors that are committed to transforming innovative ocean solutions into scalable businesses.

Program Benefits:

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Community

Our community of leading technologists, startup experts, scientists and ocean experts will help you take your startup to the next level.

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Exposure

Present your company to potential corporate partners, customers, investors and government leaders at top-tier global ocean conferences and at SOA's Demo Day in Silicon Valley.

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Funding

Startups receive initial investment to help cover costs of relocation for the 12-week accelerator program. Founders will also have the opportunity to receive additional investments based on startup progress and performance.

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Education

Our program features curriculum taught by expert mentors and industry leaders that share their knowledge and experience to help you build and grow your startup.

Program Overview:

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Program Dates: June - August 2018
Location: San Francisco, CA USA

Startups:

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Mentors, Partners, Sponsors:

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We are seeking solutions that apply emerging technologies to solve the ocean's greatest threats.

Ocean Threats:

Unsustainable Fishing

Illegal Fishing

Plastic Pollution

Ocean Acidification

Habitat Destruction

Increasing temperatures

Rising sea levels

Ocean Industries:

Tourism & Development

Packaging & Plastics

Shipping & Ports

Oil & Gas

Aquaculture

Energy

Ocean Resources

Promising New Technologies:

 

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Drones

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Internet of Things

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Virtual Reality

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Autonomy

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Biodegradables

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Big Data/AI

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Biotechnology

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Nanotechnology

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Blockchain

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Renewables

Accelerator Launch Announced at Our Ocean Conference 2017

CEO & Founder Daniela Fernandez announces the launch of the SOA Ocean Solutions Accelerator
during her plenary at the Our Ocean Conference in Malta, October 2017.