Aquasend Selected for HATCH Blue Accelerator 6.0 Program

Kristin Elliot, CEO, Aquasend and PME. (Photo credit: Aquasend/PME)

Aquasend, a brand of Precision Measurement Engineering (PME),s announce its participation in the HATCH Blue Accelerator 6.0 program.

HATCH Blue is a global catalyst for a climate-smart, truly sustainable and just (sea)food transition.

The Accelerator 6.0 program is an international masterclass over 14 weeks designed to scale sustainable solutions in the blue economy for US based companies. Founders will work with world-leading experts and connect with industry investors, farmers and talent with stops in Norway, Hawaii, Vietnam and Singapore. From aquaculture to alternative seafood, marine biotechnology to blue carbon sectors, HATCH Blue will bring participants on 12 farm and site visits across the globe to connect with the industry experts.

2 AquasendTeam JesusBravoPeterFrazierScottAustinKristinElliottAquasendTeam: Jesus Bravo, Peter Frazier, Scott Austin, Kristin Elliott. (Image credit: Aquasend)

Participants receive initial investment with the potential for follow-on investment from HATCH Blue and HATCH Blue invested $300,000 as a pre-seed investment for PME and Aquasend.

Founded in 2017, HATCH Blue has funded 43 companies through the program with 60% raising more funding which has built HATCH Blue’s portfolio to more than 100 million dollars.

“The Aquasend and PME teams are ecstatic to partner with HATCH Blue and join the Accelerator 6.0 program. We look forward to better understanding the international needs of aqua farmers and collaborating to define innovative technologies. Our synergistic goal of providing this industry with real-time water quality monitoring devices and forecasted data analysis is aligned to propel value to our customers and beyond,” Kristin Elliott, Aquasend CEO and PME President and CEO.

3 Aquasend BeaconAquasend Beacon. (Image credit: Aquasend/PME)

Aquasend and PME provide instruments and software that accurately and reliably measure, collect and analyze water properties for both fresh and saltwater research. PME innovates exceptionally accurate, long-lasting and uniquely designed freshwater and oceanographic research devices for organizations all over the world to help solve some of the world’s most complex water measurement challenges.

The Aquasend and PME teams are eager to begin this program and make a lasting impact through innovative and sustainable solutions that solve real problems in the industry. The possibilities are endless with this mentorship program and Aquasend and PME are greatly looking forward to engaging with industry experts and increasing knowledge of international aquaculture needs.


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