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Applications Now Being Accepted for SHIPPINGInsight’s SHARK TANK

Posted On: 18-08-2022

August 15, 2022: Contestants for SHIPPINGInsight’s 2022 SHARK TANK are now being accepted for start-ups and new technologies and services to compete for the prestigious SHIPPINGInsight Innovation Award as a part of SHIPPINGInsight 2022: Decade of Demand Conference and Exhibition being held October 11-13th at the Stamford Hilton in Connecticut.
Contestants (“Chum”) in the SHARK TANK will face a battery of shipowners and investors who will examine their thesis, evaluate their value proposition, and decide whether to invest in their concepts ((using fictitious funds). The winner of the SHARK TANK will be the recipient of SHIPPINGInsight’s Innovation Award. There will be a total of 6 participants selected from the pool of entries. Interested participants should submit their pitch in the form of a PowerPoint (in pdf format for security) complete with project outline, prospective market, financial parameters and short-medium-long term goals. Submissions should be sent to
“Since we started SHARK TANK, we have seen new products and services take flight in the maritime space with roughly 80% receiving investment attention,” claims Carleen Lyden Walker, SHIPPINGInsight’s Chief Evolution Officer. “Most of our entrants gain the notice of shipowners and investors keen to support their evolution and growth as many of the participants find funding or sponsors for their innovations.”
The SHIPPINGInsight Innovation Award is presented annually to recognize a solution provider for the successful development of an innovative initiative that advances the state of the art in meeting ship and fleet optimization goals. The 2021 Innovation Award was presented to signol which was presented due to their effective execution of a platform designed to prompt mariners to reduce emissions.
SHIPPINGInsight is proud to attract such innovative products and services to its SHARK TANK every year from all around the world and are excited to see the “Chum” of 2022.
This year’s lineup of “Sharks” includes Marina Hadjipateras of Trail Mix Ventures, Jack Noonan of Binnacle LLC, Rich Pruitt of Carnival Corporation and James Thomas of Thomas Maritime.
SHIPPINGInsight is in its 11th year of providing a platform for fleet management and solution providers to exchange views and information on strategies for the maritime industry to accelerate change in order to meet the demands of society, regulations, operational risk, crew welfare and protection of the environment. Its program addresses the complex areas of decarbonization, digitalization, disruption, defense and decisions. Technical sessions on fleet management optimization, fuel and bunkering, energy alternatives, regulatory compliance challenges, cyber security, and safety on the high seas are also a feature.

About SHIPPINGInsight
Originally established in 2012, SHIPPINGInsight has grown steadily each year. Focusing on fleet optimization and innovation, the event provides a forum for fleet managers and solution providers to exchange ideas and discuss challenges in facing the transformation of the industry. More than 750 delegates from 35 countries attended the 2021 event, including 121 shipping company executives. For more information, please visit
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