Studio 30 50 issues call for next cohort of maritime tech start-ups

Maritime technology venture firm Studio 30 50 is now accepting applications for its next cohort of start-ups, encouraging companies looking to grow to commercial scale in 2024 to get in contact.

The first Studio 30 50 cohort of ten selected start-ups was given the opportunity to work with organisations like Hafnia, Microsoft, Wilhelmsen, IMC Ventures, DNV, and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore through the programme.

“The incoming tide of Studio 30 50’s next cohort is set to deliver a surge of opportunity for the right entrepreneurs. We saw this with our inaugural cohort who scored a first-class ticket to co-innovate with industry giants and the rare chance to pitch directly to a room of relevant corporate partners and investors,” said Shanker Pillai, Head of Studio 30 50 and Head of Innovation and Change Management at Hafnia.

“It’s a start-up’s chance to break through maritime’s barriers of entry—access to data-rich environments for honing AI, IoT, or other tech applications, and rubbing shoulders with some of the prominent maritime experts who’ve seen and mentored dozens of start-ups.”

“Studio 30 50 start-ups and founders exit our programme not just with refined solutions or funding but also with the industry’s stamp of credibility, teed up for rapid scaling in a market that’s as vast as the oceans themselves.”

In particular, the group says it would like to find solo entrepreneurs looking for co-founders to build their start-ups, start-ups looking for product-market fit in maritime, and start-ups with a strong existing product-market fit that are pursuing scale and growth.

Those selected will gain access to maritime corporates and investors to support venture development from initial idea to commercial viability and scale, with the chance to validate their technologies in real-industry settings for immediate feedback and further iteration.

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