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40 Innovative Seafood Companies from 16 Countries to Pitch at Fish 2.0 Finals

The Fish 2.0 finalists have been selected, winnowed from an initial pool of 184 entrants by a group of over 100 online judges. The group stands out for its market traction, global character and high potential for impact on the seafood sector. About 50 percent of the finalists are post-revenue businesses, and more than half are based outside the U.S.

Seventy companies rose to the challenge in this year’s semifinals, making for tight competition for the spaces at the Fish 2.0 finals event.

Click here to view the list of the finalists.


The Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum Is Coming Up!

The Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum will be held at Stanford University on Nov. 7–8.  The theme this year will be “Growth in a Changing Marketplace." In addition to pitches from 40 seafood entrepreneurs, participants will be able to engage in debates and discussions with seafood and investment leaders from around the globe. LovetheWild, one of our fast-growing 2015 competitors, will also present an update on their growth.

Attendees will gain early access to investment-ready businesses in the seafood sector and meet a broad range of fellow investors and sector experts.

An agenda for the event and additional information is available on the Fish 2.0 Finals page.

If you have received an invitation to attend the finals, be sure to register soon using the link that was sent to you. Tickets are selling fast and we cannot go over our limit of 300 seats. We hope to see you there!


Thank You to all our Advisors and Online Judges!

Over 100 seafood investors, industry experts and sustainability experts generously offered their time and knowledge as online judges and advisors this year. These volunteers logged over 1,000 hours providing detailed feedback and suggestions to participating ventures on how to improve their strategies and presentations to investors and partners. Thank you to everyone who participated for your support of the sustainable seafood industry and Fish 2.0.


Check out the Fish 2.0 Investment Insights Series

Want to quickly get up to speed on the hottest opportunities in the seafood sector? Our Investment Insights are one-page summaries of opportunities and challenges in specific seafood sectors that can help you learn about key industry trends. Download the free reports from the Fish 2.0 website’s Investor Resources page.


 
 

Fish 2.0 in the News—Aquaculture Innovations, Changes Coming to Sustainable Seafood

Read the latest about Fish 2.0 and the near future of the seafood industry.


  “Aquaculture Exchange: An Interview with Monica Jain, Fish 2.0”
Learn about the investor perspective, the impetus behind Fish 2.0, aquaculture innovations, and more.

  “How Fish Are Like Coffee: the Changes Coming to Your Seafood Plate”
Seafood is going the way of coffee and other commodities, with growing consumer demand for information on sourcing and for sustainability.
 
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