The Accelerator 6.0 program is an international masterclass over 14 weeks that is designed to scale sustainable solutions in the blue economy for U.S.-based companies. Founders will work with world-leading experts and connect with industry investors, farmers and talent with stops in Norway, Hawaii, Vietnam and Singapore. From aquaculture to alternative seafood, marine biotechnology to blue carbon sectors, HATCH Blue will bring participants on 12 farm and site visits across the globe to connect with industry experts.
Participants receive initial investment with the potential for follow-up investment from HATCH Blue and HATCH Blue invested $300,000 as a pre-seed investment for PME and Aquasend.
“The Aquasend and PME teams are ecstatic to partner with HATCH Blue and join the Accelerator 6.0 program. We look forward to better understanding the international needs of aqua farmers and collaborating to define innovative technologies. Our synergistic goal of providing this industry with real-time water quality monitoring devices and forecasted data analysis is aligned to propel value to our customers and beyond,” Kristin Elliott, Aquasend CEO and PME president and CEO.
Aquasend and PME provide instruments and software that accurately and reliably measure, collect and analyze water properties for both fresh and saltwater research. PME innovates exceptionally accurate, long-lasting and uniquely designed freshwater and oceanographic research devices for organizations all over the world to help solve some of the world’s most complex water measurement challenges.
Aquasend, a partner of PME, began developing high-performance environmental monitoring instruments for global aquaculture organizations. Aquasend helps aquafarmers efficiently and affordably manage production by providing innovative technology that integrates water sensors, continuous real-time monitors and alerts.