Startup Wharf has launched a new website to highlight the value of start-ups to the maritime sector
Startup Wharf founder and managing director Leonardo Zangrando said in a video to introduce the website, “We got rid of the usual website scheme where the homepage advertises the businesses without adding any value to you, the visitor, and replaced it with a homepage blog full of relevant news and information from across the maritime industry and start-up world.
Mr Zangrando talked about how maritime companies can harness the innovation of start-ups to help them create a digital performance strategy in Riviera Maritime Media’s webinar – How to develop and implement a digital performance strategy to optimise vessel performance, part of an ongoing series of webinars. In the webinar, part of last week’s Vessel Optimisation Webinar Week, panellists highlighted how leadership and defining clear goals are key to digital strategy.
The new website includes Startup Wharf’s Maritime Startup Ecosystem Directory, where all active start-ups from the Ecosystem appear in the section, ranked from the most recently active to the oldest.
Each profile includes a description of the start-up, its most recent achievements, appearances in press, and a start-up specs section with core information about the company.
It also includes information on the Startup Wharf School, which was created to bridge the gap between the maritime industry and start-ups, with courses addressing both sides.
Mr Zangrando said “We launched the Startup Wharf School because we realised the industry needs to understand much better what start-ups are and how they can engage with them. And vice versa – many start-ups which are not directly from the industry need to understand how they can engage by really adding value from day one.”
At the moment two mini-courses are available.
A specific partnerships section showcases its partnerships and a Covid-19 resources section is constantly updated with new resources.
Riviera will host a series of free to attend 45-minute webinars on subjects ranging from maritime air pollution, hybrid, electric and fuel cells, and gas carrier tankers and terminals among many others commencing 5 May 2020. Find a list of the webinars and register your interest now