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Call for startups to pitch at boot Düsseldorf

We are working with the organisers of boot Düsseldorf to bring together a lineup of startups providing sustainable solutions in the blue economy.

Are you a startup or entrepreneur raising finance to help transform ocean health? We want to hear from you!

Taking place from 21st-29th January 2023, boot Düsseldorf is the largest trade fair for the boating, water sports and nautical tourism sector with some 1,600 exhibitors expected to attend from +50 countries.

As part of a broader initiative to make the industry fit for a sustainable future, the Blue Innovation Dock is launching at the show this year. Sponsored by household names including Torqueedo, Brunswick, Mercury, San Lorenzo, Sunseeker and X-shore (amongst others), the Blue Innovation Dock will aim to drive sustainability and innovation in the sector. It is co-organised by the European Boating Industry and it will run the entire nine days of boot Düsseldorf.

The initiative will bring together visionaries, investors, policy-makers and key-decision makers from politics and business, to discuss the latest innovations. There will also be some exciting keynotes, and stimulating panel debates on the steps we need to take as we move towards a more sustainable future.

One of the sessions, taking place on 23rd January, will involve startups pitching their companies and projects to a panel of investors and industry leaders. Yachting Ventures is excited to be present on the panel and the BlueInvest team will also be represented on the day.

If you are currently raising finance and your solution advances sustainability in the boating and nautical tourism industry, please get in touch.


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