Six impact verticals for innovative startups we co-create and grow to drive the development of a regenerative blue economy:
Greenhouse Gas Reduction & Removal
Mariculture, ocean biofuels, & decarbonizing marine transportation
Aquaculture, mariculture, and plant-based seafood alternatives
Water quality monitoring, systems for runoff & wastewater mismanagement, pollution removal
Measurement, Reporting, & Verification
Marine protection area monitoring & enforcement, ocean exploration technology & unmanned platforms, AI/data solutions, & impact measurement systems
Mangrove afforestation, reef regeneration, infrastructure for mitigating & adapting to sea level rise, protections from hurricanes and storm surge
Plastic Reduction & Removal
Upstream solutions (preventing plastic getting into the supply chain) & downstream solutions (removing plastic from the ocean)
Empowering Sea Change Makers
We support co-created ventures and existing startups through:
Community Building & Education
Catalytic Network Connections
Co-Founder & Operator
Access to Investing Partner Capital
Become Part of the Next Wave of Sea Change Makers
Seaworthy Foundation's Startup Programs & Opportunities
Co-Create the Future of Ocean Innovation
The Seaworthy Foundation’s flagship Venture Studio program activates our community by providing accessible opportunities for anyone with a passion for making ocean impact and climate impact to contribute to solutions across any of our 6 verticals.
Our approach is unique. We build cohorts that consist of two types of program participants: aspiring founders co-creating new startups, and current founders growing existing startups. As the first BlueTech venture studio in the United States, we work to not only co-create individual solutions, but also build systems of solutions.
Over a 12-week sprint, we catalyze traction and collaboration among our cohort participants by providing access to network connections, talent, capital, and more. The program culminates in our community’s biggest event of the year, the startup showcase!
Founder Mentorship Program
Year-Round Founder Support Program
The Seaworthy Foundation’s Founder Mentorship Program offers a year-round opportunity to become part of our startup pipeline. In this program, we work with current founders on a less intensive basis, meeting monthly or bi-monthly to drive tangible results and growth. In addition, this program allows us to extend our services to startups that want to get ahead for the chance to be part of our next Venture Studio cohort. It also allows us to support startups that either don't need the full 12-week Venture Studio program or who may fall outside of our normal focus verticals.
While our flagship Venture Studio Program offers a formal 12-week deep dive to help co-create and grow individual startups and systems of solutions, the limited window of our availability is something we’ve sought to change to better democratize access to our services and resources.
Are you an investor, philanthropist, or public or private sector organization looking to help catalyze the growth of regenerative ocean innovation?
Become a sponsor or investing partner
Interested in joining our next wave of Sea Change Makers?
Please submit the form below! There are no
prerequisites, we send a simple follow up survey. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for all of our programs