Ocean Solutions Accelerator

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SOA partners with solutionists to provide the guidance and resources needed to scale their impact.

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2020 Ocean Solutions Accelerator Applications Open

SOA’s accelerator supports the world’s most brilliant solutionists focused on improving the health of the ocean. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Each team that is accepted into one of our month-long virtual programs receives expert mentorship and guidance as they work diligently to accomplish their project goals. Upon conclusion of the program, solutionists will receive ongoing access to SOA’s global network. 

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The Ocean Solutions Accelerator in the News

Ocean Solutions Accelerator launches Accelerator at Sea

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

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Accelerator Plans 100 New Ocean Startups By 2021

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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:


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


Significant project milestones have been accomplished demonstrating a track record of success.


The initiative clearly solves a problem and has a positive impact on the ocean that is measurable.


The solution is feasible and there is a clear path to scale.

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