Accelerate innovative impact-driven
start-ups in Africa to protect our Oceans

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We depend on the ocean,

and the ocean depends on us.


Protection + Depollution

Climate Change

Conservation + Biodiversity


Tourism + Water-sports

Shipping + Ship Manufacturing


Marine Energies

Our Vision

Be the movement that inspires more ocean-conscious entrepreneurs and form the tribe that demonstrates the commercial viability of an ocean-minded economy.

Our Mission

Provide a platform – digitally, physically and emotionally – where entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, businesses and other stakeholders can connect, inspire, collaborate and access the resources they need to succeed


Alexis Grosskopf
Founder & CEO

Herland Cerveaux

Nikita Kekana
Non-executive director

Valery Bollier
Advisor – European market

Giovanna Fasanelli
Impact mentor

Bas Hochstenbach
Business mentor – E4E Africa

Frederik Gerner
Business mentor – The Ocean Cleanup

Terence Bell
Investment mentor

Kiendel Burritt
Investment mentor – Digital African investment

Lynton Burger 
Advisor, Business mentor

Alexandra Fraser 
Business mentor

Zachariah George
Investment mentor – Startupbootcamp

Julie Deshayes
Impact mentor

Junaid Francis
Impact mentor – WWF SA

Kaspar Paur
Impact mentor

Julien Lederman
Impact mentor

Nick Allen
Innovation mentor – Savant

Jeff Kleu
Investment mentor

David Campey
Business mentor

Blake Dyason
Impact mentor

Paul Mitchel
Innovation mentor

Marius Hugo
Investment mentor

Marc Herson 
Investment mentor

Camilla Swart 
Investment mentor

Tumi Leie
Investment mentor – GAIA Fund

Sophie Mahlogonolo

Gulsah Dogruer 
Marine pollution expert

Warren Ndlovu
Business mentor

Guy Antoine
Investment mentor

Ann Lamont
Business mentor

Dhanyal Davidson
Investment mentor – Goodwell

Lindy Esterhuyse
Business mentor

Naomi Sander
Business mentor

Paul Singh
Business mentor

Philip Dukas
Impact mentor

Sandras Phiri
Business mentor – Startup Grind


Feb. 1st, 2021

OceanHub accelerator programme applications open

Feb. 1st, 2021

OceanHub Africa accelerator calling for applicants 

Feb. 1st, 2021

Applications open for online OceanHub Africa accelerator programme

July 5th, 2020

Six ocean-minded startups in SA

December 18th, 2020

Blue Economy is key to African growth and demands more innovation

March 6th, 2020

Applications open for Cape Town-based OceanHub accelerator

March 5th, 2020

Inaugural oceanography symposium by and for students 

March 5th, 2020

OceanHub Africa opens accelerator call to startups looking to protect ocean

March 2nd, 2020

OceanHub Africa launches at the V&A

January 2nd, 2020

Here are 20 accelerators, incubators for African startups to apply for in 2020

December 6th, 2019

African Impact Accelerator Launched in Cape Town to Support Ocean Economy Innovation

October 31st, 2019

Cape Town’s OceanHub seeks entrepreneurial solution to ocean crisis

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