The finals of the Captain’s Table – shipping’s very own Dragon’s Den – will be broadcast live from Hong Kong today from 3pm local time and carried on this site.
The maritime pitch competition will see six start-up finalists pitch their businesses to a panel of well-known judges at a televised event as one of the most high profile events taking place during Hong Kong Maritime Week.
The finalists are Quaychain, Marified, Tow-botics Systems, Portcast, Searoutes and Irwin Rotational Linings, a diverse range of companies presenting solutions ranging from optimisation of the bunker supply chain to refabrication of old pipes. $25,000 is on the table for the winner tomorrow.
The finalists have been in Hong Kong for the past month, going through a business model validation process as well as a two-day bootcamp.
Su Yin Anand, one of the creators of the Captain’s Table, told Splash earlier this year: “The industry has traditionally been late to adopt technology and is usually resistant to change. We hope that the Captain’s Table can help influence a change in mindset and focus minds, particularly in Hong Kong, on how the use of technology or other innovations can drive efficiencies and sustainability.”
To catch the event live, watch the video below.