We have an exceptional network of highly experienced mentors, many of whom have successfully built companies through to exit - most of them in aquaculture.

Each and everyone of our mentors share our passion to encourage, develop and support entrepreneurial talent and believe in the importance of fostering an innovative mindset in aquaculture.

 
Andre Bravo GM @Devonian Capital Farm management, RAS technologies, Fin fish production

Andre Bravo

GM @Devonian Capital

Farm management, RAS technologies, Fin fish production

Assaf Shechter Founder & CEO @Enzootic Animal biotechnology, genetics, shrimp, entrepreneurship

Assaf Shechter

Founder & CEO @Enzootic

Animal biotechnology, genetics, shrimp, entrepreneurship

Cathal Lee CEO @Lee Communications Corporate communications strategy and Founder of @11point4.com

Cathal Lee

CEO @Lee Communications

Corporate communications strategy and Founder of @11point4.com

Cato Lyngoy CEO @Hauge Aqua Fish health, entrepreneurship, ex-group manager for technology & environment @Marine Harvest

Cato Lyngoy

CEO @Hauge Aqua

Fish health, entrepreneurship, ex-group manager for technology & environment @Marine Harvest

Cedric Komar CEO @Ictyopharma Fish health, entrepreneurship, innovative vaccines and disease treatments

Cedric Komar

CEO @Ictyopharma

Fish health, entrepreneurship, innovative vaccines and disease treatments

Chris Hyde Commercial Director @OTAQ Tech, engineering, product development, manufacturing

Chris Hyde

Commercial Director @OTAQ

Tech, engineering, product development, manufacturing

Christian Erichsen

CEO @Bergen.works, Chairman @Anteo.no

Serial entrepreneur, leader and technology executive, aquaculture tech investor

David Drew MD & Co-Founder @AgriProtein Entrepreneurship, insect production, angel investor

David Drew

MD & Co-Founder @AgriProtein

Entrepreneurship, insect production, angel investor

David Ireland CIO @Thinkplace, Co-founder & Director @RockHorseFinancing Serial Entrepreneur, Angel investor, innovation

David Ireland

CIO @Thinkplace, Co-founder & Director @RockHorseFinancing

Serial Entrepreneur, Angel investor, innovation

David Tze CEO @NovoNutrients Venture capital, finance, founder @Aquacopia

David Tze

CEO @NovoNutrients

Venture capital, finance, founder @Aquacopia

Donal O'Shea CEO @Accelsys Venture capital, pharma, angel investor

Donal O'Shea

CEO @Accelsys

Venture capital, pharma, angel investor

Greg FitzGerald Entrepreneur in residence @Future of Fish Tech, product development, analytics, robotics, traceability

Greg FitzGerald

Entrepreneur in residence @Future of Fish

Tech, product development, analytics, robotics, traceability

Jason Cleaversmith GM @AKVA Group Scotland Aquaculture innovation management, former director of innovation at SAIC

Jason Cleaversmith

GM @AKVA Group Scotland

Aquaculture innovation management, former director of innovation at SAIC

Gorjan Nikolik Senior Industry Analyst @Rabobank Market research, finance, M&A, venture capital

Gorjan Nikolik

Senior Industry Analyst @Rabobank

Market research, finance, M&A, venture capital

Halfdan Mellbye Partner @Sands Legal, aquaculture law, enviromental and fish health regulation

Halfdan Mellbye

Partner @Sands

Legal, aquaculture law, enviromental and fish health regulation

Jeremy McCrohan Angel investor Early stage investor, aquaculture innovation interest, China-Europe crossover focused

Jeremy McCrohan

Angel investor

Early stage investor, aquaculture innovation interest, China-Europe crossover focused

Jon Bradford Co-Founder @F6S Former MD of Techstars London, co-founder of @tech.eu, “Godfather of European Accelerators”  

Jon Bradford

Co-Founder @F6S

Former MD of Techstars London, co-founder of @tech.eu, “Godfather of European Accelerators”

 

Larry Feinberg CEO @KnipBio Entrepreneurship, microbial proteins, aqua feed

Larry Feinberg

CEO @KnipBio

Entrepreneurship, microbial proteins, aqua feed

Lars Henrik Platou Associated @ Zacco Intellectual property 

Lars Henrik Platou

Associated @ Zacco

Intellectual property 

Mark Kahn Founder @Omnivore Partners Venture Capital, ag-investments, impact investing

Mark Kahn

Founder @Omnivore Partners

Venture Capital, ag-investments, impact investing

Mark White Manager @Marine Development Team Mark holds a PhD in Marine Science and Co-founded Nowcasting International Ltd acquired by MeteoGroup.

Mark White

Manager @Marine Development Team

Mark holds a PhD in Marine Science and Co-founded Nowcasting International Ltd acquired by MeteoGroup.

Marvin Liao Partner @500 Startups Partner at Micro Venture Capital Fund, frequent speaker at many global tech startup conferences. 

Marvin Liao

Partner @500 Startups

Partner at Micro Venture Capital Fund, frequent speaker at many global tech startup conferences. 

Michael Dean  Co-founder & CIO @AgFunder Venture capital, legal, management, project development

Michael Dean 

Co-founder & CIO @AgFunder

Venture capital, legal, management, project development

Mary Moloney MD @TeneoHoldings International speaker including keynotes at Davos, The Web Summit, SouthxSouthWest, Salesforce World Tour, EU Parliament, Dreamforce and Buckingham Palace

Mary Moloney

MD @TeneoHoldings

International speaker including keynotes at Davos, The Web Summit, SouthxSouthWest, Salesforce World Tour, EU Parliament, Dreamforce and Buckingham Palace

Niccolo Manzoni Founding Partner @Five Seasons Ventures AgTech venture capitalist

Niccolo Manzoni

Founding Partner @Five Seasons Ventures

AgTech venture capitalist

Ole Kaae Hansen Entrepreneur Aqua feed, raw material, former owner @Hamlet Protein

Ole Kaae Hansen

Entrepreneur

Aqua feed, raw material, former owner @Hamlet Protein

Palmi Palmasson Founder & MD @SeaCapital, Co-founder & COO @AquaHarvest Serial entrepreneur, seafood, strategy, investment banking, investor

Palmi Palmasson

Founder & MD @SeaCapital, Co-founder & COO @AquaHarvest


Serial entrepreneur, seafood, strategy, investment banking, investor

Raj Samani Chief Scientist @McAfee A true thought leader and global tech speaker

Raj Samani

Chief Scientist @McAfee

A true thought leader and global tech speaker

Rui Gomes Ferreira CEO @Longline Environment Aquaculture insurance, data, modelling, risk management, market intelligence

Rui Gomes Ferreira

CEO @Longline Environment

Aquaculture insurance, data, modelling, risk management, market intelligence

Sheetal Walsh

Founder @Shanti Life & MetaCart

Technology, VC, social enterprise, angel investor, @DealMaker, philanthropist

Simon Porphy CEO @MicrosynbiotiX Fish health, entrepreneurship, genetics, biotech, micro algae

Simon Porphy

CEO @MicrosynbiotiX

Fish health, entrepreneurship, genetics, biotech, micro algae

Stephanie Kimber Co-Founder @InnovationXchange Initiator @Aquacelerator and @Blue Economy Challenge

Stephanie Kimber

Co-Founder @InnovationXchange

Initiator @Aquacelerator and @Blue Economy Challenge

Stephen Hall Principal @Avalerion Capital Former director @World Fish, director @Aqua-Spark, sustainable development, system leadership  

Stephen Hall

Principal @Avalerion Capital

Former director @World Fish, director @Aqua-Spark, sustainable development, system leadership  

Sven Kolsto Founder Optoscale, Partner @CoFounder Entrepreneurship, tech, data investment

Sven Kolsto

Founder Optoscale, Partner @CoFounder

Entrepreneurship, tech, data investment

Thorsten Thiele Founder @Global Ocean Trust Ocean finance, technology, governance  

Thorsten Thiele

Founder @Global Ocean Trust

Ocean finance, technology, governance  

Tom Prins Analyst @Aqua-Spark Venture capital, finance, impact investments

Tom Prins

Analyst @Aqua-Spark

Venture capital, finance, impact investments

Viggo Halseth Chief Innovation Officer @Skretting/Nutreco, Member of the board @Nutreco Former COO of aquaculture division and director of R&D @Nutreco

Viggo Halseth

Chief Innovation Officer @Skretting/Nutreco, Member of the board @Nutreco

Former COO of aquaculture division and director of R&D @Nutreco

Alex Dehgan CEO @Conservation X Labs Former chief scientist @USAID, conservation, impact investing

Alex Dehgan

CEO @Conservation X Labs

Former chief scientist @USAID, conservation, impact investing

Kathy Taylor Business Development Manager @Aqualife Services Ltd entrepreneur, fish health, global vaccination service development, quality management.

Kathy Taylor

Business Development Manager @Aqualife

Services Ltd entrepreneur, fish health, global vaccination service development, quality management.

Brian Tsuyoshi Takeda Founder & CEO @Urchinomics Venture capital, asymmetric partnerships, branding and communications

Brian Tsuyoshi Takeda

Founder & CEO @Urchinomics

Venture capital, asymmetric partnerships, branding and communications