The Ocean Accelerator Program

Are you an ocean startup looking for investment? Apply to the Katapult Ocean Accelerator Program.

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About the Ocean Accelerator Program

Our award-winning accelerator program combines 90 days of intense workshops, network & learning sessions with €150,000-€500,000 investments. Founders join us from all over the world, and we invest in ocean startups working within food, transport, energy, natural assets, infrastructure and new frontiers. Our program is designed to guide founders through complex entrepreneurial issues, add structure, and help you raise your next round.

Applications for the Katapult Ocean Accelerator Program are now closed but we encourage you to fill in our watchlist form. This will give you the opportunity to be the first to know about upcoming accelerator programs!

What we look for…

In our mission to build a thriving world for all, the Katapult Ocean Accelerator is particularly interested in applications from startups working in the following fields:

Food
Startups looking to innovate within the space of aquaculture, mariculture, food systems and alternative proteins.

Transport
Startups revolutionising supply chains, developing new propulsion systems, creating new materials and vehicle designs coupled with associated digital solutions.

Energy
Startups ushering in innovations within the offshore energy sector and new tools for energy production, storage and distribution.

Natural Assets
Startups with offerings that protect ocean habitats and maintain biodiversity.

Infrastructure
Ocean startups working with carbon capture, waste management or contribute to the circular economy.

New Frontiers
Startups innovating in the space of ocean exploration, data analytics and robotics.

If this is you, don’t hesitate to apply!

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    Application

    Are you a for profit startup with a positive impact on the ocean? We would like to know more about you.
    Katapult Ocean invest in traditional, transitional and deep impact cases within Transportation, Energy, Harvesting, Ocean Health and New frontiers.

    Applications for the Katapult Ocean Accelerator Program are now closed but we encourage you to fill in our watchlist form. This will give you the opportunity to be the first to know about upcoming accelerator programs!

  • Screening

    Our investment decision process includes several interviews where you will get to present yourself and your company, and get to know our team. Interviews will contribute to our insight and assessment to team quality, impact potential, your product, business model, scalability & accelerator fit.

  • Due diligence

    Due diligence means understanding your organisation’s current situation and what is required in order to reach both business and technological milestones. The global potential of your company is also assessed.

    We additionally conduct a deep dive impact screening to assess the overall impact of your operations and how aligned and integrated it is with the company strategy.

  • Investment

    We invest in all the companies that take part in our accelerator programme. The ticket size vary from € 150 000 – 500 000, which we invest in your company in return for equity. We charge a program fee which cover the costs of running the accelerator and can be deducted from our investment.

  • Accelerator

    In addition to investment into your company, you will take part in an intense accelerator programme tailored to ocean startups.

    During the programme you will get hands-on mentorship from top global subject matter experts, serial entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors as well as access to pilot customers, test environments and real data.

  • Investor day

    The programme runs for 3 months and ends with an exclusive event for active and ocean relevant investors, where where you will get the opportunity to pitch to impact investors from all over the world.

  • Scale investment

    Katapult has raised a follow-on fund to increase our post-program capabilities and support our best performers. We can make investments in companies together with another lead investor, in Series A or similar sized rounds. Currently the fund has invested in three Katapult portfolio companies.

Application

Are you a for profit startup with a positive impact on the ocean? We would like to know more about you.
Katapult Ocean invest in traditional, transitional and deep impact cases within Transportation, Energy, Harvesting, Ocean Health and New frontiers.

Applications for the Katapult Ocean Accelerator Program are now closed but we encourage you to fill in our watchlist form. This will give you the opportunity to be the first to know about upcoming accelerator programs!

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We are investing in impact driven tech startups working in the fields of ocean, climate and food-tech.