Miami, FL – April 21, 2022 – Seaworthy Collective, a Miami-based community leading regenerative ocean and climate impact, launches its second cohort of sea change makers; 10 startups and their founders participating in its 12-week venture studio program.
Once again, the venture studio brings together a cohort of current and aspiring entrepreneurs (known as sea change makers) to either build co-created startups or grow existing ocean and climate impact-focused startups. Over the next 12 weeks, Seaworthy’s cohort members will have the opportunity to make catalytic connections spurring traction and collaboration, with access to Seaworthy’s network of over 250 mentors and collaborators, a community of over 2000 current and aspiring founders and operators, as well as investing partners with over $1 billion in assets under management. All of this leads up to Seaworthy’s biggest event of the year, its startup showcase happening in July.
The startups selected leverage the power of technology, data, and science to address challenges in areas such as coastal waterways, coral reef ecosystems, and the collection of environmental data.
“From turning the tide on climate change and plastic pollution to improving coastal resilience and biodiversity, our second cohort brings together a diverse array of people and solutions expanding on our collective’s goals for regenerative ocean and climate impact. Our second cohort startups are scaling up reef regeneration, driving carbon dioxide removal, taking on plastic pollution (both upstream and downstream), and leveraging technologies from sensors to blockchain to create meaningful data and value. From Hawaii to South Africa, we’re excited to continue growing our global community driving regenerative blue economy development for South Florida and beyond.” said Daniel Kleinman, Founder, and CEO Seaworthy Collective.
Seaworthy Collective’s second cohort participants:
- Clean Earth Rovers – Cincinnati, OH
- Seed World – Kahinani Way, Kaneohe HI
- ReefVitalize – Austin, TX
- Smartfin – Seattle, WA
- SUPER – San Francisco, CA
- Rovon Technology – Orlando, FL
- Lilly1 – Miami, FL
- Capital Swish – KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
- Co-created web3 x coastal resilience startup (launching this summer) with co-founders Ryan Sedegat (Coral Gables, FL) and Jordan Gluck (Boca Raton, FL)
- Co-created regenerative publishing company startup (launching this summer) with co-founders Ben Hone (Hoboken, NJ), Angela Betancourt (Miami, FL), Rachel Small (Toronto, Canada)
The 8 startups and co-founders for 2 co-created startups were selected from our pool of over 200 applicants. The co-created startups will be working with a team of like-minded, passionate innovators to co-found their own impact venture within one of Seaworthy’s Opportunities for Sea Change.
Seaworthy’s six areas of focus to collectively build a regenerative blue economy are:
- Carbon Dioxide & Greenhouse Gas Removal (CDR), Sequestration, & Decarbonization
- Regenerative Ocean Food Sources
- Seawater as a Resource
- Ocean Data, Technology, & Emerging Innovations
- Coastal Resilience
- Plastics & Pollution Detection, Removal, & Alternatives
While this cohort begins this month, Seaworthy Collective is always looking for aspiring co-founders and existing startups for regenerative ocean and climate impact. It accepts applications on a rolling basis for its Opportunities for Sea Change. Interested applicants can apply here.
Seaworthy celebrated the launch of this second cohort with a hybrid event at Showfields in Miami Beach on April 16, 2022. More than 100 people were in attendance. The evening events kicked off with a panel on regenerative business featuring one of the event sponsors, eco-friendly brand Kind Laundry. Following the panel, Seaworthy revealed the new cohort via in-person introductions and video presentations.
For more information about Seaworthy Collective, visit www.seaworthycollective.com or email Info@SeaworthyCollective.com.
Seaworthy Collective is the leading community of sea change makers driving regenerative ocean and climate impact. Our community is supported by our non-profit social impact arm, Seaworthy Foundation, and for-profit economic impact arm, Seaworthy Ventures.
Seaworthy Foundation (501c3) builds community and inclusion for ocean and climate impact innovation through accessible education and empowerment.
Seaworthy Ventures drives regenerative blue economy development through community-based opportunities for co-creating and growing profitable ocean and climate impact technology businesses (AKA BlueTech) in our flagship venture studio program.