Ocean Startup Challenge Supporters
Ocean Startup Challenge winners will benefit from in-kind support offered by these organizations:
Cox & Palmer’s multi-disciplinary legal team equips businesses with the tools and advice to compete on the local, national, and international stage. Their lawyers will provide an insightful assessment of your needs as you deliver the next wave of ocean innovation and global leadership.
RBC is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance, and creating value for clients and communities.
For more than 100 years, BDO Canada has provided assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services to a broad range of clients across the country. As a member firm of the international BDO network, they leverage access to resources and advisors in more than 162 countries around the world.
OceansAdvance is the voice of the Newfoundland and Labrador Ocean Technology Innovation Cluster. Through collaboration, they unite, advance and diversify the ocean technology innovation ecosystem in the region.
The world’s largest shipping lines call on the Port of Halifax, connecting the port to more than 150 countries. Collaborating and working with strong partners and stakeholders, the Port community continues to deliver excellent service.
DeepSense supports cost effective collaborative projects between academic researchers and businesses in the ocean economy to drive innovation, commercialization, job creation and economic growth through making better use of data.
Emergence is Atlantic Canada’s bioscience business incubator dedicated to assisting start-ups and growth-stage companies in efficiently bringing their products and services to market. Emergence provides companies with business incubation services including mentorship and advisory services, team mentorship program as well as access to networks and resources.
The Emera ideaHUB is a state of the art early stage hardware incubator headquartered in Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Engineering. The ideaHUB is home to a community of students, faculty members and companies who are focused on developing and building innovative physical-products.
IGNITE is Nova Scotia’s rural innovation hub where entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses work together. By providing structure, mentorship, and opportunities for startups to create, grow, and operate, the organization encourages everyone to explore entrepreneurship as a career path without restrictions.
Start-Up Yard is Innovacorp’s startup incubation facility at COVE (Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship). They help early stage companies commercialize their ocean technologies and succeed in the global marketplace.
Genesis is an award-winning innovation hub for tech startups. As Newfoundland and Labrador’s pre-eminent innovation hub, Genesis is known for its flagship incubator program, Enterprise, which began more than 20 years ago. Since its inception, Genesis has expanded its programming to support start-ups from the ideation stage all the way to scaling their business.
En Point creates high-impact mentorship programs that support individuals in their careers. They help organizations establish and maintain effective mentorship programs by providing expertise and an easy-to-use, customizable and fully automated platform.
The Startup Zone accelerates new startups or existing businesses by connecting them with the space, resources, and supports they need to grow.
Enginuity is a creative engineering design company. They deploy a unique product discovery process to solve complex and challenging technical problems and deliver highly innovative, pragmatic, and cost-effective products and processes.
SEATAC supports local oceans-related companies by offering research and development services that enhance the ocean innovation ecosystem.
Volta is Canada’s East Coast Innovation Hub, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They are building an inclusive, collaborative environment where entrepreneurs can work, learn and connect.
Alacrity Canada is an accelerator that facilitates success and economic growth in the Western Canadian technology sector by providing support and mentorship to promising entrepreneurs, in addition to finding and connecting these companies with the venture capital funding needed to develop thriving local tech businesses. Their Cleantech program focuses on clean technology innovations in various sectors, including oceantech, agritech, water and wastewater treatment, and energy and resource efficiency.