Launching Inclusion in the Blue Economy


Inclusion in the Blue Economy is intended to support entrepreneurs by providing a dedicated workspace at the New England Ocean Cluster Hús, mentorship opportunities, and continuous access to a collaborative community. It is principally focused on women, people of color, and individuals from non-marine industries who are passionate about building responsible marine-related businesses. For Inclusion in the Blue Economy’s pilot cohort in the fall of 2020, the New England Ocean Cluster welcomed three entrepreneurs into the Hús thanks to support from the program’s Founding Sponsor, Bristol Seafood. Sponsored tenants will setup shop in the Hús and leverage their presence amongst vibrant Blue Economy entities as they further refine their ideas and grow their businesses. We're looking forward to expanding our group of collaborators for Spring 2021.

Please contact us regarding the Spring 2021 Cohort.
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  • Must have a collaborative mindset and a strong desire to be amongst like-minded people in the Hús, socially distant of course

  • Must have a credible idea, opportunity, or startup that is actively in development

  • Must be an entrepreneur, primary operator or project leader from an underrepresented demographic; principally women, people of color, and individuals from outside the Blue Economy



  • Includes 6-month term inclusive of 24-7 access to the Hús and a permanent workstation with lockable onsite storage

  • Access to high speed internet, breakout rooms, printing, fresh coffee, assorted common areas, and more

  • 6 hours of strategic and developmental meetings with the NEOC team over the 6-month term

  • Awardees will be asked to sign a “conduct and liability contract” explaining usage policies, etiquette, and how to mitigate risk for yourself and others