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Five finalists ready to battle for the Captain’s Table trophy

The Captain’s Table, one of shipping’s pre-eminent pitch competitions, has announced the top five startups who will compete in the live pitch challenge on November 26 for a sizeable cash prize.

The finals will be screened live on Splash

This year’s finalists are cybersecurity firm Cyberowl, mooring system specialist Digimoor, crew travel outlet Greywing, cargo tracker Virtual Control, and remote surveillance company Forecastle Shipping. They will make their pitches in a virtual event to six judges at the Hong Kong-convened event having been through a bootcamp, which starts tomorrow.

“We received many strong applications this year and it was hard to choose the top five. Eventually it boiled down to the nature of the problem the start-up was solving and the impact of the solution. Each of the finalists are solving a real industry problem and have a product that is ready to go to market. But, their fate is out of our hands now. Each team will have to convince our panel of captains that theirs is the solution which will power the future of maritime and logistics” said co-founder, Su Yin Anand.

Singaporean analytics firm Portcast was the winner of last year’s inaugural Captain’s Table challenge. 

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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