Bootcamp provides intensive training to maritime start-ups
In person bootcamp held in Cape Town
SOUTH AFRICA: Six maritime start-ups from six countries signed on to a five-day bootcamp hosted by OceanHub Africa at their Cape Town offices last week.
The week-long, intensive training aimed to accelerate their journey toward investor readiness and sustainable business growth.
The OceanHub Africa Acceleration Program is an intensive eight-month initiative designed to provide comprehensive support to start-ups in the blue economy sector. It focuses on personal, product, and business development while preparing them for investment opportunities.
The workshops and sessions covered at the Bootcamp included expertise around Customer Discovery, Building an Impact Enterprise and more. These sessions covered were led by experts from EY, OceanHub Africa, Elevate Africa, and alumni from previous acceleration program cohorts.
The highlight of this year's bootcamp was the opportunity for the group to learn directly from successful alumni from earlier cohorts.
On the final day of the bootcamp, participating start-ups showcased their innovations and pitched for potential investments in front of a mock-investment panel. This was a conclusion of their hard work and a testament to their dedication to making a difference in the blue economy.
The startups that participated in the OceanHub Africa Bootcamp included:
- Kuza Freezer from Kenya
- Healthy Seaweed Co. Limited from Tanzania Reef Pulse from Reunion
- ReNile from Egypt
- Tunisia Baits from Tunisia
- Akilli from South Africa
OceanHub Africa's Acceleration Program is on a mission to support and nurture environmentally conscious, profit-driven businesses that aim to combat global warming, overexploitation, and pollution of the ocean. By connecting these start-ups with a network of highly qualified stakeholders and facilitators, the program provides them with sustainable pathways towards stable profits and scalable growth opportunities throughout Africa.