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FISH 2.0 U.S. Aquaculture Workshop – in Seattle

April 30, 2019 - May 1, 2019

Fish 2.0, the global community for seafood innovators, is holding a two-day workshop for U.S. West Coast, Alaska, and Hawaii aquaculture businesses April 30–May 1, 2019, at the University of Washington in Seattle. The program culminates with a pitch and networking session at the World Trade Center, where investors and industry experts can hear about emerging innovations.

The event, supported by NOAA Fisheries and event partner Washington Sea Grant, is an active community-building exercise where participants learn from their peers’ real-world experience as well as from experts in the sector.

The event is free.  The workshop opens for registration at 8:30 a.m. each day and we start at 9 a.m. On the first day it runs to 5 p.m.

On the second day, the workshop is 8:30 am – 4 p.m., followed by the pitch session from 4-7 p.m. Important note: the second day is at the UW site until 1pm. Then everyone moves over to the World Trade Center and continues there for the rest of the day.

Businesses can apply –and investors/experts must register here: https://fish20.org/events/regional-events

Participating businesses will:

  • Pitch to investors in a supportive environment.
  • Learn how to talk about their business in a way that grabs attention.
  • Hear what makes investors say yes or no.
  • See how they fit into the broader seafood sector.
  • Meet potential partners and others who can help their business grow.

Investors and experts will:

  • Get a taste of aquaculture innovation bubbling up in the region.
  • Meet other experts, leaders, and investors looking at aquaculture’s potential.
  • Plug into the Fish 2.0 community and build their aquaculture knowledge.
  • Hear over 20 pitches from growing aquaculture businesses.

About Fish 2.0

Fish 2.0 is a global community that brings innovators together to grow the sustainable seafood sector. Working through our worldwide network, regional events, online Readiness Assessment, Fish 2.0 Connect online hub, and Global Innovators Forum, Fish 2.0 participants collaborate to drive innovation, business growth, and positive impact. Everyone benefits: Entrepreneurs meet potential investors, partners, and advisors that help them accelerate impact and growth. Investors and experts get early access to investment opportunities and learn about emerging technologies and trends.

Register online at www.fish20.org/usaquaculture.

Entrepreneurs and investors with questions about the workshop and pitch session, the Fish 2.0 Readiness Assessment or the 2018–19 Fish 2.0 qualifying cycle can contact Fish 2.0 at Cole@fish20.org.



April 30, 2019
May 1, 2019


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195 United States + Google Map