2015 Fish 2.0 Finalists and Cash Prize Winners
18 finalists and 19 runners-up were selected over the course of Fish 2.0 2015. At the Fish 2.0 Global Innovation Forum & Finals on November 10-11, 2015, at Stanford University, they pitched to panels of experienced investor judges as well as the entire audience of 250 investors, entrepreneurs, and experts.
Profiles of all finalists can be downloaded here.
Profiles of all runners-up can be downloaded here.
CASH PRIZE WINNERS
The winners of cash prizes were selected by the judges of each track during the finals event, and the winners among the runners-up were selected by audience vote.
Winners of the $195,000 in Professional Service Awards and recipients of the 8 Open Door Prizes were announced in early December. Each finalist delivered a 5-minute pitch, followed by 8 minutes of Q&A with the experienced investor judges.
The two winners in each track were the companies that scored highest in their track for market potential, impact potential, and presentation.
Among the two highest-scoring businesses in each track, the company with the most market potential was awarded one prize and the company with the highest impact potential won the other prize.
TRACK A - Pre-revenue Business - Cash Prize Winners:
Kampachi Farms Mexico - Strongest market potential
The RiverBox, by SabrTech, Canada - Greatest potential for social and environmental impact
TRACK B - Early-stage Businesses - Cash Prize Winners:
Salty Girl Seafood, USA - Strongest market potential
Bureo, Chile and USA - Greatest potential for social and environmental impact
TRACK C - Growth-stage Businesses - Cash Prize Winners*
Alaska Community Seafood Hub, USA - Greatest potential for social and environmental impact
ALFA Fishing, Vanuatu - Greatest potential for social and environmental impact
*Both top-scoring business were awarded the prize for social and environmental impact in this track.
The runners-up delivered 90-second pitches at the Global Innovation Forum & Finals. The entire audience of investors and seafood experts voted for the company that they were most interested in following up with. It was notable that every business among the runners-up received multiple votes from the diverse range of investors and experts who were present. The following businesses earned the most votes:
Track A: LoveTheWild (Colorado) and Pelagic Data Systems (California) tied in this track.
Track B: GrowUp Urban Farms (England)
Track C: Geomar (Chile)
2013 Fish 2.0 Results
10 finalists and 11 semifinalists were selected over the course of Fish 2.0 2013. At the competition finals, in November 2013, they pitched to a panel of investor judges and competed for prizes. The winners were:
- 1st prize of $40,000: Blue Sea Labs
- 2nd prize of $25,000: Cryoocyte
- 3rd prize of $10,000: Ho'oulu Pacific
- SmartFish and Inland Shrimp Company (tied for first place)
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