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Captain’s Table top 14 candidates announced

Today marks one month until the finals of the Captain’s Table take place, an event set to be streamed live on Splash.

The Hong Kong start-up pitch competition, now into its third year, has announced its first-round selection identifying its initial top 14 candidates from pitches sent in from around the world.

This year’s call for solutions centered around the industry’s core problems of decarbonisation, crew wellness and training, voyage optimisation and productivity.

The 14 startups which made it through to the first round were:

“The selection process was highly competitive and we had to say no to some startups with very relevant solutions when choosing our shortlist,” said co-founder Tabitha Logan. However, the team still plans to offer support to these startups in gaining a foothold in Hong Kong and Asia through their extensive ecosystem.

The final eight who will go on to a bootcamp and finals day will be announced later this week.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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