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OceanHub Africa launches fifth accelerator

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OceanHub Africa, the continent’s leading enabler of ocean-impact entrepreneurship, has announced the launch of its fifth accelerator programme.

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32 startups have gone through Ocean Hub Africa's four previous accelerator programmes

The Pan-African accelerator is seeking startups that have a positive direct or indirect impact on the ocean to apply for the 8-month programme.

OceanHub Africa has been successful in supporting its portfolio of 32 startups to raise $10 million since 2020 and expand to other countries, growing economic, social and environmental impact.

This year’s programme is set to kick off in July and will include an in-person bootcamp in Cape Town.

The programme will offer training on investment readiness, access-to-market, pitching and ocean-impact measurement and management. Selected entrepreneurs will also receive tailored advice from key mentors and industry experts up until their graduation, coinciding with Ocean Innovation Africa, the accelerator's international summit dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the African ocean space, at the end of February 2025.

Eligible startups must demonstrate a positive impact on ocean sustainability, operate within Africa, be for-profit entities, have a scalable service or product available on the market, and be clearly innovative and/or have a disruptive business model.

“Don't miss this opportunity to join OceanHub Africa's acceleration programme and become part of a network of ocean-minded entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and businesses who are committed to accelerating the development and adoption of new sustainable ocean solutions across Africa,” said OHA in a press release.

Applications close on 5 May. Click here to apply or email

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