ACCELERATOR

Building the Market for Sustainable Seafood in Australia

We are looking for startups and projects which can fill the "trawler to table" gap for sustainable seafood.

The Seafood for Good Accelerator is run by sustainable fishing company Austral Fisheries and social impact accelerator StartSomeGood.

The future of our oceans depends on making ethical, sustainable choices that positively impact our environment. As the Seafood for Good company, Austral Fisheries is committed to making a stand for the better of our oceans – and you can too.

We will select four B2C "solutions" which can increase the consumption of sustainable seafood, and two will ultimately receive funding and support from Austral to launch your product.

StartSomeGood and Austral Fisheries present the

Get the application form:

David Carter

CEO
Austral Fisheries

Tom Dawkins

CEO
StartSomeGood

Allen Harian

Founder
Blue-X

Kathryn Gray

Head of Learning Programs
 StartSomeGood

We are bringing together some of the smartest people in innovation, customer development and sustainable seafood to guide and support you.

Four enterprises will be selected to participate in the accelerator so they will each get a lot of focus and support. Two will then be selected to continue on to test and pre-sell their products through crowdfunding.

Application Deadline

Selection completed

Accelerator kicks off

JUNE 8

JUNE 16 and 18

OUR PARTNERS

TIMELINE

SPEAKERS AND MENTORS

ABOUT THE SEAFOOD FOR GOOD ACCELERATOR

© Copyright 2020 StartSomeGood

Kathryn brings together strategy, structure and storytelling to help entrepreneurs succeed, drawing on her diverse and interdisciplinary experience within cultural, health, community, education and real estate industries.

An experienced startup founder, mentor, coach, advisor, investor and employee, having previously led program delivery of the renowned Pollenizer startup incubator in Sydney.

One of Australia's leading speakers, trainers and advocates for social business. An expert in fundraising, community-building and storytelling.

Having worked his way up from deckhand to Austral CEO David is a recognised leader in sustainable seafood. In 2020 David received the Marine Stewardship Council’s Lifetime Achievement award.

WHAT YOU GET

A 12 week accelerator program, delivered virtually, featuring masterclasses, group coaching and individual mentoring to help you design and prepare to launch your sustainable seafood product.

The program includes a 3 week virtual retreat that will be held on the following dates:
16 & 18th of June
- 23rd & 25th of June
- 30th & 2nd of July.


The aim of the retreat is to bring the teams together to spend time with the Austral and StartSomeGood teams.

Once you've succeeded at your test crowdfunding campaign Austral will work with you to set you up as a key partner to commercially launch your product.

Our goal is to help you commercially launch by Summer, the key seafood sales period, with Austral Fisheries, Australia's number 1 sustainable fisheries operator, as your key supplier.

Two solutions will get $25,000 in (non-equity) seed funding from Austral and help to match it via crowdfunding. This is a chance to validate your product and inspire your early adopters. 

You will be working with StartSomeGood, the world's most successful impact crowdfunding platform (by project success rate) who will teach you the formula for fundraising success.

With more to be announced!

COACHING

A KEY PARTNER

FUNDING

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 

12PM AEST JUNE 3

Register your interest above and we'll send you the application form

CRITERIA

We are looking for four "solutions" irrespective of the company structure. It can be a startup, a new product from an existing company, a non-profit.

The "solution" must increase consumer knowledge and preference for sustainable seafood. 

Solutions must take the form of a Business-to-consumer product which features sustainable seafood. This can be a ready-to-eat product, a delivery channel, a new approach to connecting consumers to sustainable fisheries.

Must be able to charge a premium for sustainable product.

Must be Australian-based and have the possibility to go national (but can start local)

ABOUT AUSTRAL

ABOUT STARTSOMEGOOD

Austral Fisheries is one of Australia’s largest integrated commercial fishing companies with interests in both deep sea fishing and at sea prawning.  We are proud to be recognised for our responsible fishing practices and continuous efforts in maintaining our environmentally friendly and sustainable methods that sees all four of the Australian fisheries we operate in as being independently certified as sustainable and well managed by the Marine Stewardship Council, as well as the company being certified as carbon neutral under the Australian Government Carbon Neutral Program.

As Australia’s leading sustainable seafood fishing company, we believe that the future of our oceans and marine life are a serious responsibliity that should be shared by all.

StartSomeGood is a crowdfunding platform and education provider for for social enterprises, non-profits, and community projects. We specialise in supporting world-changing projects and have helped over 1000 ventures raise over $15 million AUD. We are proud to have the highest project success rate in cause crowdfunding at 53%, and we work hard to give every project on our site the advice and support they need to succeed.

If you have an idea to make a positive impact, we’d love to help you raise the funds you need to make it happen!

Find out more at www.startsomegood.com.

Nick Chiarelli

Co-founder
Ocean Impact Organisation

Co-founder of Australia’s first ocean impact ecosystem and startup accelerator., helping people to start, grow and invest in businesses that positively impact the ocean.

We are looking for startups and projects which can fill the "trawler to table" gap for sustainable seafood.

The Seafood for Good Accelerator is run by sustainable fishing company Austral Fisheries and social impact accelerator StartSomeGood.

The future of our oceans depends on making ethical, sustainable choices that positively impact our environment. As the Seafood for Good company, Austral Fisheries is committed to making a stand for the better of our oceans – and you can too.

We will select four B2C "solutions" which can increase the consumption of sustainable seafood, and two will receive funding and support from Austral to launch your product.

ABOUT THE SEAFOOD FOR GOOD ACCELERATOR

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 

12PM AEST JUNE 3

Register your interest above and we'll send you the application form

David Carter

CEO
Austral Fisheries

Having worked his way up from deckhand to Austral CEO David is a recognised leader in sustainable seafood. In 2020 David received the Marine Stewardship Council’s Lifetime Achievement award.

Tom Dawkins

CEO
StartSomeGood

Allen Harian

Founder
Blue-X

An experienced startup founder, mentor, coach, advisor, investor and employee, having previously led program delivery of the renowned Pollenizer startup incubator in Sydney.

Kathryn Gray

Head of Learning Programs
 StartSomeGood

We are bringing together some of the smartest people in innovation, customer development and sustainable seafood to guide and support you.

SPEAKERS AND MENTORS

Kathryn brings together strategy, structure and storytelling to help entrepreneurs succeed, drawing on her diverse and interdisciplinary experience within cultural, health, community, education and real estate industries.

One of Australia's leading speakers, trainers and advocates for social business. An expert in fundraising, community-building and storytelling.

With more to be announced!

Nick Chiarelli

Co-founder
Ocean Impact Organisation

Co-founder of Australia’s first ocean impact ecosystem and startup accelerator., helping people to start, grow and invest in businesses that positively impact the ocean.

Four enterprises will be selected to participate in the accelerator so they will each get a lot of focus and support. Two will then be selected to continue on to test and pre-sell their products through crowdfunding.

Application Deadline

Selection completed

Accelerator kicks off

Virtual retreat week 1

JUNE 3

JUNE 8

TIMELINE

Virtual retreat week 1

JUNE 3

AUGUST 7

Top 2 solutions chosen for crowdfunding

Crowdfunding campaigns

Product launch with Austral

NOVEMBER

SEPT 1-30

JUNE 5

JUNE 23 and 25

JUNE 30 and JULY 2

Virtual retreat week 2

Virtual retreat week 3

CRITERIA

We are looking for four "solutions" irrespective of the company structure. It can be a startup, a new product from an existing company, a non-profit.

The "solution" must increase consumer knowledge and preference for sustainable seafood. 

Solutions must take the form of a Business-to-consumer product which features sustainable seafood. This can be a ready-to-eat product, a delivery channel, a new approach to connecting consumers to sustainable fisheries.

Must be able to charge a premium for sustainable product.

Must be Australian-based and have the possibility to go national (but can start local)

OUR PARTNERS

ABOUT AUSTRAL

ABOUT STARTSOMEGOOD

Austral Fisheries is one of Australia’s largest integrated commercial fishing companies with interests in both deep sea fishing and at sea prawning.  We are proud to be recognised for our responsible fishing practices and continuous efforts in maintaining our environmentally friendly and sustainable methods that sees all four of the Australian fisheries we operate in as being independently certified as sustainable and well managed by the Marine Stewardship Council, as well as the company being certified as carbon neutral under the Australian Government Carbon Neutral Program.

As Australia’s leading sustainable seafood fishing company, we believe that the future of our oceans and marine life are a serious responsibliity that should be shared by all.

StartSomeGood is a crowdfunding platform and education provider for for social enterprises, non-profits, and community projects. We specialise in supporting world-changing projects and have helped over 1000 ventures raise over $15 million AUD. We are proud to have the highest project success rate in cause crowdfunding at 53%, and we work hard to give every project on our site the advice and support they need to succeed.

If you have an idea to make a positive impact, we’d love to help you raise the funds you need to make it happen!

Find out more at www.startsomegood.com.

© Copyright 2020 StartSomeGood

StartSomeGood and Austral Fisheries present the

Apply now!

AUGUST 7

Top 2 solutions chosen for crowdfunding

Crowdfunding campaigns

Product launch with Austral

NOVEMBER

SEPT 1-30

JUNE 5

JUNE 16 and 18

JUNE 23 and 25

JUNE 30 and JULY 2

Virtual retreat week 2

Virtual retreat week 3

WHAT YOU GET

A 12 week accelerator program, delivered virtually, featuring masterclasses, group coaching and individual mentoring to help you design and prepare to launch your sustainable seafood product.

The program includes a 3 week virtual retreat that will be held on the following dates:
16 & 18th of June
- 23rd & 25th of June
- 30th & 2nd of July.


The aim of the retreat is to bring the teams together to spend time with the Austral and StartSomeGood teams.

Once you've succeeded at your test crowdfunding campaign Austral will work with you to set you up as a key partner to commercially launch your product.

Our goal is to help you commercially launch by Summer, the key seafood sales period, with Austral Fisheries, Australia's number 1 sustainable fisheries operator, as your key supplier.

Two solutions will get $25,000 in (non-equity) seed funding from Austral and help to match it via crowdfunding. This is a chance to validate your product and inspire your early adopters. 

You will be working with StartSomeGood, the world's most successful impact crowdfunding platform (by project success rate) who will teach you the formula for fundraising success.

COACHING

A KEY PARTNER

FUNDING

CONTACT US

Do you have any questions in regards to applying for the Seafood for Good accelerator program?

Contact us at hello@startsomegood.com.

Do you have any questions in regards to applying for the Seafood for Good accelerator program?

Contact us at hello@startsomegood.com.

CONTACT US

Ben Pecotich

Founder
Dynamic4

Design & Innovation Director/Founder at Dynamic4. Ben takes a human-centred approach to helping people design sustainable business models with embedded impact and a clear value exchange.

Chief Product Officer at Digital Creators. Ben has 22 years experience in product management and execution. He focuses on solving big complex problems with digital platforms and technology. His key passions include: social impact, food, sport, health, media. Key areas: mobile, B2C.

Managing Director
Digital Creators

Ben Reid

Ben Pecotich

Founder
Dynamic4

Design & Innovation Director/Founder at Dynamic4. Ben takes a human-centred approach to helping people design sustainable business models with embedded impact and a clear value exchange.

Design & Innovation Director/Founder at Dynamic4. Ben takes a human-centred approach to helping people design sustainable business models with embedded impact and a clear value exchange.

Ben Reid

Managing Director
Digital Creators

Chief Product Officer at Digital Creators. Ben has 22 years experience in product management and execution. He focuses on solving big complex problems with digital platforms and technology. His key passions include: social impact, food, sport, health, media. Key areas: mobile, B2C.