After a successful batch of ocean-focussed entrepreneurs graduated from the program in 2022, the team led by Nick Chiarelli and Tim Silverwood, is back to discover a new cohort of high-impact businesses.

Ten teams will be chosen to participate in the flagship program, they’ll each receive around $100k in investment funding, access to investors and mentors, and mastermind sessions.

“I’m thrilled to announce the return of the Ocean Impact Accelerator Program for 2023. We were blown away by the quality and commitment of the cohort in 2022 and cannot wait to meet the innovative entrepreneurs seeking entry into the program this year”. Says Nick Chiarelli.

Any business based in the Pacific Rim can enter (which covers time zones from San Francisco to Singapore), but the key requirement is a specific focus on solving ocean challenges. You need to be in the startup phase, you need to have a clear commercial model towards profitability and the potential for rapid growth is preferred.

It covers a broad range of industries and technologies, targeting anything from climate change issues, to plastic pollution, fishing and aquaculture as well as robotics, data management and seaweed products. 

Applications open February 4, 2023, and close 19 March, 2023, so get started now! Details here.

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