Inclusion in the
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Inclusion in the Blue Economy is a sponsorship program created for entrepreneurs from demographics underrepresented in the marine space. It provides awardees with a dedicated workspace at the Hús, mentorship opportunities, and continuous access to a collaborative community of ocean-minded people and organizations. In its first year, the program has focused principally on women leaders passionate about building responsible ocean-related enterprises, and has provided accommodations for 8 entrepreneurs and organizations since 2020 via 6 month cohorts with up to 3 participants in each. The program’s Founding Sponsor, Bristol Seafood, believes innovation and inclusion come hand in hand, and both tenets are a big part of their operations and culture.
WE'RE RECRUITING FOR OUR
SPRING 2023 COHORT
Interested? Know someone who might be a fit? Great! We want to hear from you!
We're thrilled to report that since the program launched in 2020, 8 interdisciplinary, women-led companies have joined us here at the Hús spanning 3 cohorts. We're even more excited to share that we're now recruiting for the first cohort of 2023. If you or someone you know is an entrepreneur from a demographic underrepresented in the Blue Economy, shoot us a note. All you need is a viable idea to apply!
ATLANTIC SEA FARMS
Jesse Baines, Zoe Croft, and Briana Warner
OCEAN FARM SUPPLY
Nikki and Taylor Strout
Must have a collaborative mindset and a strong desire to be amongst like-minded people in the Hús
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; women, BIPOC and LGBTQ+, 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