Applications open for online OceanHub Africa accelerator programme

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The Cape Town-based OceanHub Africa has opened applications for the second edition of its six-month online acceleration programme, which will select and support Africa’s most promising and impact-driven startups seeking to develop an environmentally conscious and profitable ocean economy.

Disrupt Africa reported in October 2019 on the launch of OceanHub Africa, an African-based ecosystem enabler and startup accelerator supported by Wesgro, the French Embassy, Dassault Systèmes and the V&A Waterfront. 

Founded by Stéphanie Canac and Alexis Grosskopf, OceanHub plans to inspire and support scalable ocean-minded businesses and nurture an environmentally conscious and profitable economy that effectively mitigates the effects of global warming as well as the overexploitation and pollution of the oceans. 

Its second online accelerator will kick off in April, aiming to shape better interactions between people and oceans in support of the Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Life Below Water. Selected applicants will be given access to OceanHub Africa’s partners’ service packages and its highly qualified network of stakeholders and facilitators, who will help startups devise sustainable pathways yielding stable profits and avenues for scalable growth throughout Africa. 

Ocean-minded startups looking to join the accelerator have until March 5 to apply.

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