80 ventures move into Phase 3
Fish 2.0 just welcomed our largest-ever Phase 3 pool of seafood innovators: 80 ventures (out of 110 that completed Phase 2) are moving forward in the business competition to work on their impacts, risks, and investment opportunities.
This is an exceptionally strong group—we were thrilled to see investors’ positive comments about so many of these ventures across all eight tracks. We’re glad to have 40 spots available at this year’s finals, which means Phase 3 competitors have a 50-50 chance of making it to the end.
Finalists are guaranteed to be diverse, both geographically and in their business focus, given our six regional and two global tracks: Chile and Peru, New England (U.S.), Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, South Atlantic and Gulf Coast Shellfish/Crustaceans, West Coast and Alaska (U.S.), Transparency and Traceability, and Supply Chain Innovation. The strongest companies in each track, plus a few overall standouts, will take the stage to pitch to investors at Stanford Nov. 7–8.
Registration for the finals opens in August. If you want to be there, note that we have limited capacity at this invitation-only event, and people who participate as advisors and judges have priority. We still need online judges for Phase 3 and are accepting volunteers through early August, so now is the time to sign up.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to the nearly 50 investors and experts who already have helped by scoring entries and providing detailed feedback to the enterprises in Phase 2 of the competition.
About Fish 2.0
Fish 2.0 connects seafood businesses and investors to grow the sustainable seafood sector. Working through our unique global network, competition platform, and events, Fish 2.0 participants collaborate to drive innovation, business growth, and positive impact. Entrepreneurs meet potential investors, partners, and advisors that help them accelerate impact and growth. Investors and advisors get early access to investment opportunities and learn about emerging technologies and trends. And industry leaders gain direct access to sustainable seafood suppliers and partners.
Carolyn McMaster, Thinkshift Communications
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