Ocean Solutions Accelerator

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The Ocean Solution Accelerator partners with founders to provide the guidance and resources needed to scale their startups.

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2020 Ocean Solutions Accelerator Applications Open

Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) is launching the Third Wave Cohort of the Ocean Solutions Accelerator to support the world’s most brilliant startups focused on improving the health of the ocean. The Ocean Solution Accelerator partners with founders to provide the guidance and resources needed to develop and scale their solutions. Startups are admitted on a rolling basis, and over the course of the year, participants are supported by the SOA community through a hybrid of  virtual and in-person programming.
 
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The Ocean Solutions Accelerator in the News

Ocean Solutions Accelerator launches Accelerator at Sea

Read TechCrunch article

Climate One: How to Scale Ocean Solutions? Make them Profitable

Watch Youtube video

Accelerator Plans 100 New Ocean Startups By 2021

Read Forbes article

Five New Startups To Give Oceans A Hand With Plastics, Bycatch, Energy

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Ocean Solutions Accelerator names its first wave of conservation startups

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Inaugural Ocean Solutions Accelerator Cultivating Diverse Crop of Innovations

Read Sustainable Brands article

Young inspired to save oceans at Sustainable Oceans Alliance gala

Read San Francisco Chronicle article

Technology can help saving the oceans

Read this article from L’Atelier BNP Paribas

World Economic Forum 2019: Ocean Pollution, E-waste In Focus At Davos

Read International Business Times article

With Oceans in Grave Danger, Some Donors See Hope in Tech Solutions

Read Inside Philanthropy article

Sustainable Ocean Alliance Receives $1.5 Million From Benioffs

Read Philanthropy Digest article

Sustainable Ocean Alliance nets $1.5 million donation from Benioffs

Read Times Delhi article

$1.5M from Benioffs for Ocean Startups Announced at World Economic Forum

Read Ocean News & Technology article

This week in startups: #StartupTuneup for Oceans: cleaning oil spills, sustainable fishing, wave power, biodegradable

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The first wave cohort on Ecowatch

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Accelerator Plans 100 New Ocean Startups By 2021

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“Our oceans are in grave danger, due to the many consequences of climate change and pollution. These challenges can be solved with investment and innovation. Lynne and I are proud to support Daniela Fernandez and the Sustainable Ocean Alliance’s bold vision to create 100 new startups by 2021 to help heal the ocean.”

– Marc Benioff

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2018 and 2019 Cohort Video Recaps

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What We Look For:

Teams

Founders with the knowledge and expertise to bring their solution to market.

Market

Startups with a large target market that can support the growth of their business.

Traction

Startups that have found initial traction with customers, partners and/or investors.

Impact

Startups that are solving real problems in the ocean sector and improving ocean health.

Scalability

The solution is feasible, scalable, and the startup has a plan for generating revenue.

Vision

The team is ambitious and their mission aligns with the values of Sustainable Ocean Alliance.


Ocean Solutions Accelerator at Sea

Accelerator at Sea

In partnership with Lindblad Expeditions, SOA takes entrepreneurs on expeditions into the marine environments they're working to save. 

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Accelerator at Sea 2020 has been cancelled. 

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Any Questions?

Read the FAQ or contact our team at accelerator@soalliance.org