Port of Seattle, Washington Maritime Blue Return to Team on Cohort

Washington Maritime Blue and the Port of Seattle are teaming up for the next cohort of the Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator and are seeking applicants to join the four-month program, it was announced Thursday.

Founded in 2019, the accelerator allows maritime businesses to grow and find funding by tapping into an international network of mentors and advisors as well as leaders in the state’s maritime industry and ocean economy.

The accelerator is part of a larger effort by the state to become “a thriving, world-class, sustainable maritime industry by 2050,” according to the port. “The Port of Seattle is proud to once again sponsor Washington State’s ongoing effort to spur innovation in the maritime sector,” said Port Commission Vice President Fred Felleman,. “We were inspired by our last cohort of innovators and look forward to seeing how this next round of entrepreneurs will help our region navigate to a more inclusive and sustainable blue economy.”

Businesses may apply for the next cohort through Nov. 20. For more, visit http://maritimeblue.org/blue-accelerator/.

By Sarah Spangler