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WeWork Labs Presents: Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator Launch Event
January 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
We are thrilled to invite you to meet our Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator cohort!
Join WeWork Labs for a celebratory evening at Pier 69, food and beverage provided.
***About the Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator***
After reviewing over 100 applications, Washington Maritime Blue, the Port of Seattle, and WeWork Labs are excited to announce the 11 companies selected to participate in a highly competitive, impact-focused maritime innovation accelerator, launching January 2020.
These selected startups will benefit from intensive programming provided by WeWork Labs over an accelerated 4-month period. In addition to being housed at WeWork Labs Seattle, these startups will receive access to the WeWork Labs global network of mentors and advisors, learn from unique programming, and have the opportunity to connect with the larger WeWork community. The cohort will also receive mentorship, drawing on Maritime Blue’s coalition of industry experts, as well as opportunities for enterprise pilots and sales, and strong connections to the vast, global maritime industry.
Why maritime: Innovation across Washington’s maritime sector is critical for a thriving economy and in the fight to protect our planet and ocean life. These challenges loom large and demand more intentional efforts to ensure solutions are sought by a broader cross-section of companies and individuals. In October, Maritime Blue, the Port, and WeWork Labs announced our plan to launch Washington’s first maritime accelerator to help spur the innovation necessary to build a thriving maritime economy for generations to come.
We are excited to announce that the following 11 companies will be participating in our world-class Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator program:
Beam Reach: Beam Reach catalyzes marine research and education about the oceans, bioacoustics, and sustainability across the critical habitat of the endangered orcas — from northern California to British Columbia — with focus on Puget Sound and the Salish Sea to empower future generations to protect our orca population.
Discovery Health: Discovery Health MD offers a suite of services to improve health at every stage of a mariner’s career, reduce an employer’s risk exposure, and alleviate the fear and anxiety of providing medical care at sea.
ecoSpears: ecoSPEARS is a cleantech solutions company utilizing green, NASA-developed environmental technology for the cost-effective, sustainable, and permanent extraction and destruction of persistent environmental toxins.
eOceans: eOceans is building data and analytical software to make sure Ocean science can keep pace with business, society and ocean change.
Equll: Equll’s digital platform helps eliminate waste and inefficiencies through technological solutions that directly connect Truck Owner Operators and Shippers by automating the entire process with no hassle.
Net Your Problem: Net Your Problem provides fishing gear recycling services to fishermen and fishing companies. The collected gear is upcycled into raw plastic that’s transformed into a variety of products such as kayaks, bathing suits, carpets and office furniture.
oneTank: oneTank markets, sells, assembles, tests, and delivers oneTank: the simplest, smallest, lowest consumption, and least-cost ballast water treatment system.
OneForNeptune: OneForNeptune is changing the food industry with healthy, high-protein snack foods made from sustainable seafood products.
Pure Watercraft: Pure Watercraft develops high-performance electric outboard motors & battery packs to enable a new era of enjoyable, accessible, environmentally-friendly boating.
SPBES: SPBES provides high power lithium ion energy storage to hybridize or electrify heavy industrial equipment. Purpose engineered for the rigours of the commercial maritime industry, SPBES is safer and longer lasting than any other product on the market.
MER Equipment: Building a new engine exhaust gas after treatment system which reduces fuel consumption while also decreasing nitrogen oxides particulate matter. This technology is a lighter, smaller, less costly alternative to diesel engines.