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Maritime Blue Accelerator 2021

A new wave of maritime innovation

Washington Maritime Blue and the Port of Seattle recently chose 11 startups for the second wave of the Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator. This business development initiative brings new ideas to one of Washington State’s most important industries. Eleven companies were chosen for the accelerator based on how they could help advance the state’s strategy to create a Blue (sustainable) Economy.  

About our partners 

Washington Maritime Blue 

Washington Maritime Blue is a non-profit strategic alliance formed to foster maritime innovation and sustainability in support of an inclusive blue economy, committed to the development of maritime business, technology, and practices that promote a sustainable future contributing to economic growth, ecological health, and thriving communities. While the global maritime economy is expected to double by 2030 to $3 trillion, the State’s ocean economy is poised to become a global leader in innovation and sustainability and foster growing economy in a competitive global marketplace. This strategy will accelerate innovation and foster a world-class, thriving, and sustainable maritime industry in Washington State. The strategy, created by stakeholders, will ensure that Washington State is home to world-class thriving, sustainable maritime industry through accelerating innovation for a Blue Economy. 

Members of the 2021 cohort

The following 11 companies will be participating in our world-class Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator program:
Allosense, Inc.

Allosense provides “always connected” asset trackers using cellular, satellite, and mesh technologies to reduce logistic inefficiencies.

Canscan Tech

Canscan has developed a system, based on artificial intelligence, machine vision and data analytics that uses existing cameras and infrastructure to automatically inspect containers transiting into or through a terminal.

Future Sight AR

Future Sight AR is using augmented reality to disrupt the way engineering and construction companies build the infrastructure we rely on everyday.

Lockstep AI

Lockstep incentivizes good supply chain behavior by providing low-cost supply chain financing for businesses who make sustainable inventory and transportation decisions.

Marine Construction Technologies

Marine Construction Technologies’ self-attenuating pile system simplifies and expedites marine construction while also reducing environmental impacts.

Mariner Credential Service

Mariner Credential Service helps professional mariners and active duty service members navigate the complex credentialing process.


OpenTug provides marine logistics companies with branded sales suites that handle marketing, booking, tracking, and management to allow them to better connect with customers digitally.

Pacific Mobility

Pacific Mobility Group seeks to make transformative technologies more accessible to all mobility users and facilitate meaningful adoption and normalization throughout the industry and greater community.

Puget Buoy 

Puget Buoy is developing and testing a new generation of alternative fishing gear that will reduce waste and prevent disruption to migrating whale populations that will benefit the seafood industry.

Silverback Marine

Silverback Marine is focused on designing and building boats that are primarily intended for research, recovery, and cleanup operations, as well as commercial fishing support vessels.

Virgil Software

Virgil Software is building a first-of-its-kind service to instantly verify that seafood was legally sourced and meets current regulatory traceability requirements (where applicable); this capability will save industry millions in audit fees, minimize risk of penalties, and demonstrate a commitment to responsible sourcing.

Read the stories of the companies in the 2020 Maritime Blue Cohort

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