Join the challenge

Powering the future of maritime and logistics.

Pitch to win international exposure to stakeholders, a cash prize of US$30,000 and GBP 25,000 in free legal advice across HFW's leading network of global offices. In addition, the start-up will gain access a network of leading corporates and investors within the maritime industry. Our program is an industry partnership designed to propel start-ups to success.

The Captain’s Table has been an exceptional accelerator and enabler of 13 Mari’s business. The forum provided access to key industry contacts to further validate our product assumptions, attracted investment and secured our first clients. As a competition winner, it is also a great privilege to have the support of Lloyd’s Register and HFW as part of the program.


- Krassi Fotev, 13 Mari, Cohort 3


The Captain’s Table opened my eyes to the global opportunities in the maritime industry. Specifically, it resulted in new sales pipeline with a focus on export markets that I never would have done without the inspiration.


- David Schaus, Irwin Group, Cohort 1

COMPETITION TIMELINE

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Cash Prize of

US$30,000

and

Legal advice to the value of

GBP 25,000

Business Support

  • GBP 25,000 of free legal advice to be used across HFW's global network
  • GBP 5,000 worth of free legal advice for the runners up
  • Marketing and Social Media support from Lloyd's Register
  • Technical session with Lloyd's Register
  • Interview and feature with Horizons Magazine
  • Feature article with Splash247
  • Business introductions

Mentorship

  • Quarterly leadership coaching from HFW Consulting
  • Mentorship support
  • Fundraising and investor advice

Partnerships

  • Connect with industry leaders and decision makers

Pitch Stage

  • Gain global exposure for your brand and via our media sponsor, Splash 247

JOIN THE CHALLENGE


CATEGORIES

We invite early stage startups from the following sectors to apply


Education and Training/
Safety and Seafarer wellbeing

Sustainability

SaaS/
Paas Solutions

Decarbonization Solutions

Smart Port, blockchain solutions
for community stakeholders

Voyage Optimisation/
Smart Ships

SPONSORS

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GOLD

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SILVER

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BRONZE

Enrichment Partner

Ecosystem Partners

Media Partner

Contact us for sponsorship & partnership opportunities


JUDGES

Shah Irani

Shah Irani

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Fleet Management Limited

Matt Treadwell

Martin Fruergaard

Chief Executive Officer

Pacific Basin

Gautam Chellaram

Gautam Chellaram

Chairman

KC Maritime

Bjorn Hojgaard

Bjorn Hojgaard

CEO

Anglo-Eastern Univan Group

Shaun Hon

Shaun Hon

General Partner

Motion Ventures


PREVIOUS WINNERS


2021

13 Mari produces smart maritime elements which increase fuel efficiency by up to 7%.

2019

Portcast improves your supply chain profitability by accurately predicting container arrival times and forecasting cargo demand.

2020

Greywing streamlines the crew change process by providing a one-stop platform to track crew change regulations and map travel itineraries based on a ship’s voyage.


FINALS

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