Business strength, global scope and potential for system-changing impact distinguish Fish 2.0 2017 business competition finalists.
40 companies are currently pitching to investors during the Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum at Stanford University, the culminating event in the Fish 2.0 2017 competition for sustainable seafood businesses.
This exceptionally strong group of finalists—winnowed from an initial pool of 184 entrants—stands out for its market traction, global character and high potential for impact on the seafood sector. About 50 percent of the finalists are post-revenue businesses, and more than half are based outside the U.S.
“This is the strongest group ever,” says Monica Jain, Fish 2.0 founder and executive director. “The level of innovation is potentially both system changing and very profitable. We’re seeing the rise of ‘seatech’—new monitoring, visibility, production and processing tools for the seafood industry—as well as other advances that remove barriers to growth and sustainability for fishers, farmers and buyers throughout the value chain.”
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