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Fish 2.0 to host free workshop for seafood entrepreneurs and investors

27 March 2019, at 6:45am

Aquaculture entrepreneurs and researchers seeking capital for ventures and technologies supporting sustainable seafood or the marine environment are encouraged to join a Fish 2.0 workshop at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Marine Campus on 23-24 April.

The event is part of the Fish 2.0 initiative and established businesses from the US South Atlantic coast (Maryland, DC, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and the Atlantic coast of Florida) involved in seafood supply chains, climate resilience technologies, or seafood production, including aquaculture, wild harvesting or trade are eligible to apply at no cost.

“If you know of technologies being commercialised at universities or ventures getting started in your state, please forward this message. We want to help those entrepreneurs meet investors that can fund these important ventures,” say Fish 2.0's organisers.

Fish 2.0 is a year-long global programme that connects entrepreneurs with business-building resources and a network of investors and innovators that are shaping the future of fisheries, aquaculture, and the marine ecosystem.

The workshop culminates with a pitch and networking session, where investors and industry experts will hear about the emerging innovations and tour the university’s Shellfish Research Hatchery. Entrepreneurs attending the workshop will be encouraged to continue with Fish 2.0 by participating in the track throughout the year, joining the Fish 2.0 Connect Online Hub, and potentially being invited to attend the Global Innovators Forum at Stanford University in November.

Entrepreneurs interested in the workshop, and investors and experts that would like to attend the pitch and networking session, are encouraged to register online soon as space is limited.

Investors and industry experts are also invited to share their expertise throughout the year. Fish 2.0 welcomes expert judges and advisors willing to share their knowledge with the pool of talented entrepreneurs from around the world. Learn more about the different ways to get involved.

For further information contact Diane Durance at duranced@uncw.edu if you have questions.