Ocean Exchange: Free Cash for Entrepreneurs!
Guest post by Millicent Pitts, CEO of Ocean Exchange
Ask me about the OceanExchange 2018 Call for Solutions for the Orcelle and Neptune Awards. Each award is worth US$100,000, non-dilutive cash. We are looking for globally scalable, innovative solutions for oceans, coastal systems, ocean shipping/logistics and zero emissions. Applications are due by July 31st, so don't delay. Our process is user friendly for busy start ups.
Former winners are the Wave Glider by Liquid Robotics (since acquired by Boeing), Wing Trawling System to reduce fin-fish by-catch for commercial shrimping, energy generation from low flow tidal water by Minesto, Protei the shape-shifting surface water bot for data collection and oil spill clean ups, and EcoSubsea which is a bot to clean the hulls of ships while in port.
We also have the BIG Pitch Collegiate Award competition for $10,000 for undergraduate and graduate students. Former winners have come from Stanford, Univ of IL-Urbana, and MIT. Apply now - the deadline is in early September so there is plenty of time.
All finalists will pitch during our event Oct 7-9 in Savannah, GA. Finalists are provided round-trip air-fare and hotel accommodations to compete in front of our delegates from business, government, NGOs, and academia. Finalists will also meet our sponsors from Southern Co, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Gulfstream (General Dynamics), Oceaneering, Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah Economic Development Authority, and others.
Contact info: Millicent.Pitts@oceanexchange.org