Join the challenge

Powering the future of maritime and logistics.

Pitch to our leading industry stakeholders for a chance to win US$30,000 and gain global exposure for your Company. In addition, the winning startup will receive GBP 25,000 of free legal advice to be used across HFWs leading network of global offices. GBP 5,000 of free legal advice will be provided to the four runners up. The startups will have access to a network of mentors, corporates and investors within the maritime industry. Our program is an industry led 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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A Cash Prize of

US$30,000

and


Legal advice to the value of

GBP 25,000

provided by HFW.

Business Support

  • GBP 25,000 of free legal advice for the winner, to be used across HFW's global network
  • GBP 5,000 of free legal advice for the four runners up, from across HFW's global network
  • 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
  • Mentor matchmaking
  • Fundraising and investor advice

Partnerships

  • Connect with industry leaders and decision makers
  • Proof of concept opportunities

Pitch Stage

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

JOIN THE CHALLENGE


FINALISTS

COME to Join the Live Finals and Cocktail Party

on Thursday, 23rd November 2023



Streamed live on Splash247, YouTube, wmmhk and pitchflix

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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BRONZE

Enrichment Partner

Changewise Consulting

Ecosystem Partners

Media Partner

Contact us for sponsorship & partnership opportunities


JUDGES

Joshua Politis

Joshua Politis

Deputy Managing Partner

Transport Capital

James Forsdyke

James Forsdyke

Client Marketing Director

Lloyd's Register

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

Amel Rigneau

Amel Rigneau

Head

ZEBOX APAC


PREVIOUS WINNERS


2022

Efficient, AI-powered, Self-driving – our infrastructure allows intelligent automation of marine services.

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

Streamed live on Splash247, YouTube, wmmhk and pitchflix