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Aquaculture accelerator program to be based in Hawaii

HATCH, a sustainable aquaculture accelerator program that seeks to find, develop and scale disruptive aquaculture startups, has begun taking applications for its 2019 cohort. The program will be based at NELHA’s Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park.

April 18, 2019

HATCH, a sustainable aquaculture accelerator program that seeks to find, develop and scale disruptive aquaculture startups, has begun taking applications for its 2019 cohort.

The program will be based at NELHA’s Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park with extensive visits and network in Bergen and Singapore. The new accelerator and its associated investment fund were established by the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA), the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC) and the University of Hawaii’s UH Ventures, LLC (UHV).

The accelerator will initially be fully funded for three years and is expected to nurture three cohorts of 10-12 globally relevant aquaculture technology startups per year. The program offers €100,000 per team, €50,000 in cash and €50,000 in kind contributions. The program looks for teams with innovative and scalable solutions that solve significant problems in the aquaculture industry in order to enable its long-term sustainability.

More information here.

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