#497 - The future demand for food - can aquaculture be the answer? - LØRN.TECH

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#497 – The future demand for food – can aquaculture be the answer?

Expørt: Wayne Murphy

Co-Founder & COO

fra Hatch Aquaculture Accelerator

Med lørner Silvija Seres

Norway might have the most mature and complex aquaculture in the world, but what is Aquaculture? And what are the challenges in aquaculture today? In this episode of #LØRN Silvija talks with Co-Founder & COO of Hatch Aquaculture Accelerator, Wayne Murphy, about how a global accelerator works to find companies and help them grow fast and why you should never underestimate people skills. 

Noen kjappe med ekspørt Wayne Murphy

Name
Wayne Murphy 

Company
Hatch Aquaculture Accelerator 

Title
Co-Founder & COO

Who are you and how did you become interested in this technology?
I have been developing and directing Accelerators for 10 years across a number of different verticals. My hobby since I was a kid has been breeding and maintaining tropical fish. When I met Carsten Krome, he was seeking to find a way to invest in Aquaculture startups but in a way that enables the investor to help shape scale and support early stage Aquaculture technologies.  

What do you do at work?
I facilitate plans and direct the accelerator program arranging all mentor sessions site visits and tram engagements and development 

Why is it exciting?
The world of Aquaculture is at least 30 years behind agritech with lots of catch up so the potential and upside is enormous. But also sitting in a room full of entrepreneurs all trying to get somewhere and tryout my figure that out is pretty cool and bringing new thinking and technology to the industry is changing the status quo

What do you think are the most interesting controversies?
The biology and environmental challenges are a never ending problem in the industry. Sea lice / disease / waste etc are all challenges across all species. Hatch does not invest in farming rather all the tech around it that can improve efficiency lessen environmental impact and eradicate/ manage disease 
 

Your own favourite projects? 

All the hatch startup projects are cool…. I can’t have favorites!!
 

How do you usually explain what you do, in simplest terms? 

We find develop scale and invest in globally focused Aquaculture technologies and entrepreneurs through a network of global experts corporates and investors to enable our startups to access the right inputs at the right time
 

9) What do we do particularly well in Norway of this?  

Norway’s biggest assets is its ability to collaborate and share knowledge as it builds and maintains the worlds most mature complex experienced Aquaculture ecosystem 
 

10) Recommended reading / viewing? 

David Rose on YouTube how to tell your story 
 

11) A favourite quote? 

You are the average of the 5 people you spend most time with 
 

Dette lørner du:

Farming food in the water 
Accelerator programs 
Algie
Sustainability 

Anbefalt litteratur:

David Rose on YouTube how to tell your story 
ask the VC 
https://www.hatch.blue/portfolio-index

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