"We have a lot of fun at our meetings,” says Monica Jain, founder of the global network Fish 2.0. “One hundred per cent of the people who attend will tell you they had a great time.’’
She’s talking in part about the fish-related puns posted on the company’s Twitter account, the result of a joke contest at a recent Fish 2.0 networking event. An example being, ‘Why don't baby shrimp like to share their food? Answer, they're just a little shellfish.’
“The fun doesn’t take away from the seriousness of the businesses or the conversations that happen as a result,” she adds. “But the idea is for people to relax, get to know each other and really think positively about what’s possible to achieve.”
It’s this sense of fun, community and communication that forms the backbone of Fish 2.0, a global forum bringing together innovators and investors to grow the sustainable seafood sector.
What is Fish 2.0?
In an industry that’s notoriously fragmented, Fish 2.0 connects seafood businesses and potential investors from across the world through regional networking events, a biennial Global Innovators Forum and Fish 2.0 Connect – a match-making online hub where investors go to find deals, and businesses can connect with potential investors and partners.
Since its launch in 2013, the network has worked with more than 600 entrepreneurs, 500 investors and 50 sponsors in areas including aquaculture technology, waste reduction and seafood by-product use, climate change mitigation and seafood trade and distribution.
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