Washington Maritime Accelerator

Eleven startups have been chosen to take part in Washington state’s first maritime accelerator scheduled to launch next month, according to Washington Maritime Blue, the Port of Seattle, and WeWork Labs.

The 11 companies – of which more than 30 percent were founded by women and 70 percent are based in Washington state – are Beam Reach, Discovery Health, ecoSpears, eOceans, Equll, MER Equipment, Net Your Problem, oneTank, OneForNeptune, Pure Watercraft, and SPBES.

Over the next four months, the companies will be housed at WeWork Labs where they will receive intensive programming, as well as access to WeWork Labs’ global network of mentors and advisors. According to the press release, this first cohort also will receive “additional mentorship opportunities, drawing on Maritime Blue’s coalition of industry experts, as well as ‘pilots with enterprises’ demonstration and sales opportunities, and vast connections to the global maritime industry.”

By Karen Robes Meeks