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Accelerator Programs

Braid Theory’s pre-accelerator and accelerator programs target blue economy entrepreneurs

Braid Theory offers a variety of programming, aiming to capture the most promising solutions across all areas of the blue economy innovation ecosystem and enabling technologies.

Our programs follow a curriculum-based instructional and milestone approach, offering an additional 6 months of support post-program. Startups receive access to Braid Theory's unique waterfront facility with coworking areas, lab space, test-beds, and platforms for ocean observing and robotics. Founders work with a team of advisors, instructors, and market partners to accelerate business growth on a path to commercialization and acceleration. Funding opportunities are available through the MOANA network, seed and venture capital partners, and undiluted capital sources including grants.

Celsius Ocean Pre-Accelerator


90-day Pre-Accelerator for synthetic biology startups tackling new materials, food supply, healthcare, and bioenergy applications.

LA Blue Ocean Pre-Accelerator

LA Blue

90-day Accelerator for startups working on solutions in ocean, fresh water, logistics, and maritime.

Blue+ Ocean Accelerator

ZE Challenge & Studio

Only for startups delivering solutions for zero emission in maritime. The selected solutions from the challenge will move into a venture studio to implement pilot projects for problem owners in maritime.


A Startup Studio designed for teams to implement pilot projects in blue economy related applications.

Opening Q3 2023