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