In preparing our latest Canadian oceantech report, one thing that has been striking is the swift evolution of a national network of accelerators for early-stage oceantech startups.
Five years ago, any Canadian bluetech entrepreneur looking for a program would have had to learn the ropes in a general accelerator. Today, we can count at least nine dedicated bluetech accelerators, located in four provinces or offered virtually across the country. It’s a huge development in a little time.
“Over the last few years, new ocean incubators and accelerators have launched across Canada, which is beneficial to the startup ecosystem,” said Shelley Hessian, Manager of Start-Up Yard in Dartmouth. “These unique resources and networks help startups get assistance and plug into ocean networks all over the country.”Read full article