Who Are We?

We are an ocean-impact catalyst with the mission to connect, inspire and support entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, businesses and other stakeholders to accelerate the development and adoption of new sustainable ocean solutions across Africa.

What do we do?

Acceleration Program

Personal, product & business developments for startup market and investor readiness. Applications now open!


Support to the development of policies for the local Blue Economy in African Countries.

Ecosystem Support

Thought leadership, matchmaking and convening within the African Blue Economy.


Alexis Grosskopf
Founder & CEO

Herland Cerveaux
Chief Operations Officer

Nikita Kekana
Non-executive Director & Legal Advisor

Valery Bollier
Non-Executive Director & Business Advisor

Nassima Sadar
Investment Advisor

Sabrina Long
Communications & Events Associate

OceanHub Africa Members

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

Frederik Gerner
Business mentor – The Ocean Cleanup

Kiendel Burritt
Investment mentor – Digital African investment

Lynton Burger 
Advisor, Business mentor

Andrew Gwadiva
Advisor and Expert

Giovanna Fasanelli
Impact mentor

Bas Hochstenbach
Business mentor – E4E Africa

Alexandra Fraser 
Business mentor

Junaid Francis
Impact mentor – WWF SA

Paul Singh
Business mentor

Camilla Swart 
Investment mentor

Philip Dukas
Impact mentor

Zachariah George
Investment mentor – Startupbootcamp

Julie Deshayes
Impact mentor

Terence Bell
Investment mentor

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

Sandras Phiri
Business mentor – Startup Grind

Dhanyal Davidson
Investment mentor – Goodwell

Lindy Esterhuyse
Business mentor

Naomi Sander
Business mentor

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