Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator
Part of our Hub and Spoke Model for supporting Blue Economy Entrepenuers!
Supporting Entrepreneurship and Investment for a growing Blue Economy
These 11 startups were selected for the Second Wave of the Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator and will receive intensive programming over a 4-month period. Startups receive access to Washington Maritime Blue industry and ocean leaders alongside a global network of mentors and advisors. This is a powerful opportunity for local companies to grow and secure funding in a sector where capital is often scarce.
Meet the Founders at the Showcase on May 18, 20201!
From digital solutions to large infrastructure – innovation in the Blue Economy will need a diverse and varied financing approach; from public funding to equity stakes. We are seeing investments from Angel groups, Venture Capital, Impact and Corporate investors. There is a need and opportunity for philanthropy, debt financing, and coordination of public dollars to fill gaps and buy-down risk. The blue economy will need to blend financing options, build hybrid stacks of capital, and coordinate across public and private agencies.
Access to Capital, Public and Private Financing
Washington Maritime Blue is working to direct capital towards maritime innovation and entrepreneurs.
We act as a resource and pipeline to projects, start-ups, and investments that lead towards our vision for a sustainable, innovative and growing blue economy in Washington State.