Ocean Hackathon Cape Town: Call for Registration !
OceanHub Africa was launched in July 2019. It is a non-profit ocean-impact catalyst initiative, supporting ocean-impact ventures through acceleration programs (www.oceanhub.africa) and leading an international ocean-minded ecosystem (www.ocean-innovation.africa and co-leader of the Ocean Impact Innovation coalition in response to the HLP www.oceanpanel.org - which are part of as advisors - and curating the African Ocean Innovation action group of the World Economic Forum -UpLink platform).
Our mission is to inspire and assist innovative impact start-ups and nurture an environmentally conscious and profitable economy that would effectively mitigate the oceans' overexploitation, pollution as well as the effects of global warming on the oceans. We are based in Cape Town, at virtually the crossroads of three oceans and home to a strong scientific (international standard marine sciences), technical (one of the largest tech hubs in Africa) and business skills (some of the best universities on the continent) ecosystem. The first acceleration programme was successfully completed last year in spite of the circumstances and saw 6 startups of different stages (prototyping to growth stage), technologies (digital to hardware) and industries (aquaculture/fisheries, shipping/ship-building, marine renewables/biotechnologies, coastal tourism/ocean-sports, awareness/education) graduating during the Ocean Innovation Africa Summit in Nov 2020.
This year, the Ocean Hackathon is happening in Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront on 5-7 November and registrations are now open here. The participants will compete to win cash prizes and the opportunity to represent Cape Town at the Ocean Hackathon's final, end of this year in France.
This hybrid event will take place online and at the Avenue space, located in the Two Oceans Aquarium. Whether you are a coder, a data or marine scientist, or an advocate of healthy oceans wanting to support the ocean-impact space, make sure to sign up through this platform and choose your favourite challenges for this exciting event.
For more information, please visit the website of Ocean Hackathon Cape Town here.