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Techstars Eastern Pacific Accelerator announces 2020 start-ups

Techstars and Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) have announced the nine start-ups to join the 2020 Techstars Eastern Pacific Accelerator program.

This year’s class of nine start-ups will continue to address key challenges faced in the modern maritime industry. The 2020 class is made up of start-ups from all over the world- Belgium, Denmark, India, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, and the US.

Similar to last year, the mission remains to help these start-ups build large businesses in the hundred-billion-dollar maritime industry. The program will focus on proof-of-concept conducted onboard shipping vessels as well as extensive networking and mentoring from the shipping industry and the investor community.

The start-ups will now form part of the Techstars family and network and will enjoy the lifelong association that comes with that. 

To find out more about the Techstars Eastern Pacific Accelerator program, read the interview Digital Ship did earlier this year with EPS’ head of open innovation, Gil Ofer, and Dhritiman Hui, managing director of Techstars.

Companies joining the program this year include:  


Robotics start-up building the cheapest and most effective autonomous, robotic hull cleaning solution for ocean-going vessels 

Captain's Eye

Uses machine vision analytics to improve crew and vessel safety on board ocean-going vessels, as well as reduce risk of maritime accidents and ocean pollution  


Revolutionises the way industrial inspections are conducted by making it handsfree, faster and safer for inspectors and auditors. 


Uses virtual, augmented and mixed reality to make training in heavy industries (maritime, energy, airline, manufacturing) more effective, and cost and time efficient 

Mushroom Material

A sustainable mushroom-based alternative to polystyrene Styrofoam and cardboard packaging  

Nido Robotics

Builds underwater robots and offers them for effective inspection, maintenance and research services. 


SeaErra Vision provides AI based solutions that enable underwater vision, significantly improving visibility, contrast and colors in real-time. 


Spoolify is an AI platform connecting the $25Bn maritime service jobs industry to vetted personnel from around the world. 

The Fuel Matrix

The Fuel Matrix is building a solution to help ocean-going vessels reduce fuel consumption and emissions by improving conventional liquid fuels for more efficient, cleaner combustion. 

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