OceanHub Africa opens accelerator call to startups looking to protect ocean

Stephanie Canac and Alexis Grosskopf - Supplied

Cape Town based impact accelerator OceanHub Africa is calling on impact-for-profit startups focused on
preserving and restoring the health of the ocean to apply to its first cohort.

The accelerator, which is based at The Avenue building on the marina of the V&A Waterfront, aims to enrol up to six startups for its six-month acceleration programme.

Applications close on 16 March.

The accelerator, whose founders are Stephanie Canac and Alexis Grosskopf (pictured above, left to right, at the inauguration of OHA’s new office space last week), was launched in November last year during its Ocean Innovation Africa event which was supported by Wesgro, the French Embassy, University of Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront (see this story).

OceanHub Africa aims to enroll up to six startups in its first six-month acceleration programme

The accelerator is calling all qualifying entrepreneurs seeking an equity-free acceleration programme to

Leveraging its highly qualified network of stakeholders and facilitators, the accelerator will deliver an acceleration programme that seeks sustainable pathways yielding stable profits (ROIs) and avenues for scalable growth throughout Africa, supporting the Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Life Below Water.

Startups accepted into the programme will get a physical workspace, access to tailored mentorship, business and scientific expertise and access to market leads.

Read more: Cape Town based OceanHub Africa accelerator to launch first cohort in first quarter of 2020
Read more: Ocean Innovation Africa 2019 to bring together tech startups, players in sea protection

Featured image: OceanHub Africa founders Stephanie Canac and Alexis Grosskopf (Supplied)



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