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Balearic Marine Cluster to host the Blue Startup Pitching Competition

As part of the celebration of The Balearic Superyacht Forum , the first international forum for large yachts in Spain to be held on April 24 and 25 in Palma de Mallorca , the Balearic Marine Cluster presents its first startup competition, the “Blue Startup Pitching Competition 2024”

Innovation plays a key role in the development of a competitive nautical industry. In this context, the Blue Startup Pitching Competition arises to identify and support startups with a project with high growth potential and a disruptive value proposition in the field. of the blue economy.

The competition will take place on April 25 at 3:00 p.m. at the Palma Auditorium, where the five finalist startups will have the opportunity to present their project and strategic plan to an audience of more than 300 potential investors from the nautical sector and a jury made up of 10 experts with extensive experience in the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The prizes

The Public and Jury will be the ones who select the winning startup.

Each startup will have 5 minutes to present its project and defend its candidacy for the first prize, which includes:

  • A check for 5,000 euros.

  • A stand at Palma International Boat Show 2025.

  • Twelve months subscription to the Balearic Marine Cluster.

  • Twelve months subscription to Yachting Ventures.

  • Twelve months of mentoring through the acceleration program of the General Business Directorate of the CAIB.

In addition, all finalists will benefit from a twelve-month subscription to the Balearic Marine Cluster and a diploma accrediting their participation in the Blue Startup Pitching Competition 2024.

The positive impact of the product or service on the environment, the development of a real business model, defined and tested in the market, or the scalability of the project will be some of the criteria to consider when choosing the winner.

How to register

The competition is open to all startups registered in Spain and whose activity, product or service is directly related to the blue economy.

The registration period is open until Friday, March 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. and can be done through the following link:

Register and become one of the 5 finalist startups to participate in the Blue Startup Pitching Competition!

The Blue Startup Pitching Competition is supported by Yachting Ventures; General Directorate of Business, Self-Employment and Commerce; Direcció General d'Innovació and the Palma International Boat Show.


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