U.S. Aquaculture Track
Apply now to participate in the online competition, or sign-up for the upcoming Gulf Coast workshop as an entrepreneur, investor or expert.
1. All U.S. based aquaculture and aquaculture-related seafood businesses are eligible – from all 50 states.
2. Start-up, early stage, and established businesses may participate.
3. Ventures must be revenue generating or expect to be revenue generating. They should be seeking either investment or business/industry partnerships, not grant funding.
4. Businesses may be involved in any aspect of sustainable aquaculture in the United States including, but not limited to:
- Finfish or shellfish production and related supply chains and technologies.
- Algae production and related supply chains and technologies.
- Aquaponics production and related supply chains and technologies.
- Offshore, nearshore or land-based aquaculture.
- Fish feeds that remove pressure from wild fisheries.
- Disease management and control.
- Reduction of waste in aquaculture.
- Other innovations that will grow sustainable aquaculture in the U.S.
THE ONLINE COMPETITION
We invite all businesses meeting the above criteria to apply now to the Fish 2.0 online competition, under the U.S. Aquaculture track.
There is no cost to participate in the online competition.
Please note that you do NOT have to attend an in-person workshop to enter any online competition. Learn more about the online competition here.
Key deadlines for US Aquaculture track
- Complete the Part 1 entry: December 2, 2018
- Complete the Part 2 entry: February 10, 2019
WORKSHOPS & INVESTOR EVENTS - APPLY NOW to attend the Gulf or East Coast events
Fish 2.0 is running three segments for the U.S. Aquaculture track, each with its own workshop and investor event, followed by a corresponding online competition. At each workshop, participating venture leaders will have an opportunity to pitch on Day 2 to a group of interested and supportive regional investors and experts - to jumpstart connection building.
U.S. Aquaculture businesses that are interested in growing, creating business relationships with other ventures, seafood experts, government leaders and investors should plan on attending one of these workshops.
Investors, Government, and Industry experts interested in learning more about U.S aquaculture are invited to attend the business presentations and networking event on the second day of each regional event.
Our events are free of charge but you must apply or register below to attend. Space is limited.
The first event was held November 7-8 in Baltimore, Maryland. Businesses from any region can still apply to attend one of the remaining two workshops, though priority at each workshop will be offered to businesses from the region:
View a typical agenda for this workshop and investor event.
Gulf Coast Event - Ocean Springs, Mississippi
When: February 12-13, 2019
Where: Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, MS
View the flyer for the Gulf Coast workshop (PDF) for more details. A general agenda is included here.
West Coast event (including Hawaii and Alaska) - Seattle, WA, Spring 2019
Details on specific dates and locations of the Seattle workshop will be available here soon.
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Why Participate in the online competition?
- All finalists reaching a required score threshold will be invited in early 2019 to join our new Fish 2.0 online connection platform to connect with business partners and investor
- Top scoring finalists will be invited to pitch at the Fish 2.0 Global Innovation Forum in Silicon Valley in late 2019. All other finalists will be invited to attend and network at the event.
- Read stories from competitors - how past participants have gained from Fish 2.0
- Listen to competitors explain why you should participate, and what they wish they had known before.
Learn more about the aquaculture sector
The U.S. Aquaculture track is made possible thanks to the support of: