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The Captain’s Table finalists announced

The Captain’s Table, the Hong Kong-based maritime pitch competition supported by Splash, today announces the names of the six start-up finalists.

Six entrepreneurs will pitch their inventions to a panel of well-known judges at an event during Hong Kong Maritime Week on November 19, relayed live by Splash.

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.

“The process of shortlisting the finalists was not easy. There were so many unique, interesting solutions that were submitted but at the end of the day, we could only bring six companies to Hong Kong. We will continue to work with other start-ups to expose them to the Asian markets, if they require” said co-organiser, Tabitha Logan.

“We truly believe that strengthening the maritime innovation ecosystem through collaboration with industry stakeholders, as well as accelerators and start-ups from beyond maritime and logistics will help attract talent to the industry and drive innovation in areas where it is most needed,” commented the other co-organiser, Su Yin Anand.

The finalists will now go through a business model validation process as well as a two-day bootcamp in Hong Kong where they will be exposed to various stakeholders in the maritime industry and participate in seminars on doing business in North Asia.

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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