Fish 2.0 Prizes and Awards

In 2017, Fish 2.0 offered over $50,000 in cash prizes as well as a number of ICX Industry Connection Prizes at the competition finals.

Fish 2.0 finalists from each track pitched their businesses to dozens of interested investors at the Fish 2.0 Global Innovation Forum & Finals in November 2017.

In addition to this invaluable opportunity, as well as the business improvement support received by all during the competition, Fish 2.0 offers competitors a chance to win the following: 

Cash Prizes

$50,000 in cash prizes, awarded by investor judges during the finals. Cash prizes were allocated in several categories and across all tracks.

ICX Industry Connection Prizes

ICX Prizes are unique opportunities offered by industry leaders that allow recipients to gain invaluable knowledge, connections, and insights into new markets, investor forums, and technologies. These prizes were awarded, upon mutual agreement by the Fish 2.0 advisory panel and the prize giver, to finalists in the competition. They are intended to build new partnerships with leaders in the industry and to accelerate each prize winner’s growth and success in the seafood marketplace.

Travel Awards

Travel support covering airfare and lodging is offered to finalists on a needs basis.


The ICX Industry Connection Prizes For 2017

  • Unique access and connection opportunities intended to allow recipients to gain invaluable knowledge, connections, and insights into new markets, investor forums, technologies, and training programs, accelerating each prize winner’s growth and success in the seafood marketplace.
  • Awarded upon mutual agreement by the Fish 2.0 advisory panel and the prize giver to finalists in the competition per the specific criteria for each prize.
  • Travel costs for all ICX Prizes are the responsibility of the winner unless otherwise specified.

Full day of expert consultation with the Albion Farms & Fisheries senior leadership team and CSO, including advice and insight on opening new market opportunities and business growth strategies.


The Alltech Prize includes two passes to register for the Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, in 2018, and meetings in Lexington with members of the Alltech team.


One-day consultation with the CEO and Australis leadership team on how to introduce new products to market and/or scale an aquaculture enterprise.

 


Half-day expert consultation with Calvert Foundation’s lending staff who lead the “Women Investing in Women” program, including mentorship, guidance, and information on accessing financing.


Two half-day meetings or one full-day meeting with the FishChoice leadership team for up to three people, sharing FishChoice’s expertise on sustainable seafood ratings and certifications.


Two tickets to the IntraFish Seafood Investor Forum in either New York or London, to be awarded to two separate Fish 2.0 2017 finalists.

 


Half-day meeting and consultation with the Rabobank North American seafood lending team, and a consultation with Rabobank’s global seafood analyst.

 


One-day visit to the RSF Social Finance offices for coaching sessions with the social enterprise lending team and the RSF marketing team.

 


Half-day of expert consultation with the Stavis Seafoods CEO and responsible sourcing manager, including mentorship, guidance, and information on accessing new market opportunities.


Two-day consultation with specialists from TomAlgae, offering advice and expertise to help an oyster aquaculture venture successfully scale production.


The Wabel Retail Prize includes an invitation to the Wabel Summit, at least eight meetings with fish buyers from Europe’s largest retail groups, and more.

 


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