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Launched with World Wildlife Fund (US), Oceans X Labs was the world’s first conservation accelerator designed to develop scalable innovations that directly address wicked sustainability challenges for aquaculture, and to bring the most transformative innovations from the Blue Economy Challenge to scale.

 
 
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in partnership with

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impact of the accelerator

  • 6 companies in aquaculture cohort

  • $2M+ of external investment secured for cohort companies

  • 7-month accelerator program included:

    • Expert panels and Q&A sessions on IP, value proposition, attracting investment, & the future of aquaculture

    • Individual pitch sessions and feedback workshops

    • Environmental sustainability assessment

    • Bespoke operational strategy support

   Alex Dehgan (CEO, Conservation X Labs) and Carter Roberts (CEO, WWF) celebrate the winners of The Blue Economy Challenge. (Washington, 2016)

Alex Dehgan (CEO, Conservation X Labs) and Carter Roberts (CEO, WWF) celebrate the winners of The Blue Economy Challenge. (Washington, 2016)

 

Meet our 2016 cohort