Date: Thursday 28 June 2018 | Venue: Bergen Aquarium, Norway | Time: 16:00 (CET+2) | Catering: Food & beverages provided | Cost: Free, Pre-registration Mandatory | #Hatchdemoday



The 90 days are almost up! Our batch of 8 Aquaculture Startups are now gearing up to share with the world the amazing progress they have made in their quest to build globally successful companies. Many milestones hit, connections made and deals done! Our Demo Day on 28th June is an exclusive opportunity for Bergen and the world to see first-hand the results of all their incredible work. This is an invite-only event. Join us at the Bergen Aquarium, a fantastic venue to celebrate the World’s First Aquaculture Start-Up Demo-Day.

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Investor Panel

We have invited an inspirational panel of speakers to share their stories, views and opinions around business, entrepreneurship and of course Aquaculture! Our panel will also decide which of our teams is “The Most Investible”. We look forward to your joining our Demo Day for what will be a true celebration of what is means to be an entrepreneur in the aquaculture industry.


Christopher Haatuft

Christopher Haatuft is the ex punk straight talking chef / owner of the Lysverket restaurant in Bergen, venture fund advisor and huge supporter of aquaculture

Scott Plank

Scott Plank CEO of War Horse Cities, Entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of Under Armour

Nina Grieg

Nina Grieg is a true leader in the seafood industry in Norway being part of one of the world’s leading fish farming companies Grieg Seafood, specializing in Atlantic Salmon




16:00    Food & Networking

17:00    Wayne Murphy

             program director Hatch, Demo Day MC

17:05    Tanja Hoel

             CEO NCE Seafood Cluster

17:10    Anders Haugland      

             CEO BTO

17:15    Daniel Barziza

             R&D Director Cargill

17:20    Tom Prins

             Dealflow Manager Aquaspark

17:25    Katrine Trovik

             Division Director DNB

17:30    Carsten Krome

             CEO Hatch

17:35    Investor panel



18:00   Pitch session 1

Finless Foods, with CEO Mike Selden

AquaConnect, with CEO Raj Manohar

Algaepro, with CEO Fredrik Schmidt Fotland

TradeIT, with CEO Stian Hansen


18:30    Refreshments


18:50    Pitch Session 2

Sensaway, with COO André Abreu

Jala, with CEO Liris Maduningtas

Verifik8, with CEO Emmanuelle Bourgois, CEO Verifik8

Manolin, with CEO Tony Chen


19:20    Wayne Murphy, Hatch Announce Awards (Best
             Contributor (voted by the teams); Most Investible
             Company; One to Watch)


19:30    Hatch Team Close – Carsten Krome


Demo Day Live Stream

We are aware of the global interest in our programme and would of course like for all to be present at the event in Bergen, Norway. If you need to keep your fish fed at home and can't join our networking event, please register for our live-stream online.