Start up Pitching competition by Maritime Accelerator

Maritime Accelerator is an initiative of Turku Business Region and Avanto, partnering with Cadmatic, Royal Caribbean International, Meyer Turku and Wärtsilä. It is an innovation ecosystem for corporations and startups. Maritime Accelerator brings together maritime corporations with great impact and fast moving startups with momentum. In the three month accelerator program the best will join together for concrete ventures. Maritime Accelerator’s goal is to create an innovation ecosystem that generates new business, speeds up heavy industry development and strengthen Finland becoming the leading European maritime hub.

Maritime Accelerator is all about accelerating cross-company collaboration projects. We are looking for innovative global growth companies to partner up and to scale together with our partner corporations. The goal of the Maritime Accelerator is to help growth companies to enter new markets and to get new venture clients from our partner corporations. Correspondingly we are supporting the partner corporations to utilise already existing new innovative solutions and technologies to be taken into use in agile environment.

Selected growth companies will be invited to a 3-month accelerator program. Each partner corporation will invite 3 to 5 growth companies to Turku, Finland to the 1st bootcamp to draft vision and feasibility of a joint goal. The best matches will continue to 2nd bootcamp to brighten the joint goals and to set milestones with their dedicated partner corporation with support from Avanto Ventures. The 3rd bootcamp will be held during Slush 2018 where the teams can present the joint projects to the audience. The highlights of the Maritime Accelerator 2018 will be elaborated at the Breaking Waves conference.