Estela by Pymar

An incubation and acceleration program for entrepreneurs that want to change the shipyard industry for good. 

Pymar, leading change in the shipyard industry

Pymar is a company that brings together the main Spanish private shipyards to defend the interests of shipbuilding both in Spain and in Europe as a whole.

It works in collaboration with the State Administration and the autonomous communities. It has key instruments to improve and promote the competitiveness of the sector and provides technical, legal, and financial-fiscal advisory services both to shipyards integrated in the company and to financial entities that facilitate the materialization of their construction projects.

It is the governing body of the sector which coordinates and promotes the decisions adopted by mutual agreement of its members for the benefit of one of the longest-standing industries in Spain.

Guide entrepreneurs as they disrupt an industry

If you’re passionate and knowledgeable about the shipyard industry and you want to connect with founders developing solutions to the current challenges the sector faces then this program is for you.

Mentor a project you feel passionate about

Connect with an entrepreneur working on what interests and moves you. 

Grow personally and professionally

Develop your leadership and coaching skills as you learn more about innovation.

Create a more inclusive and efficient society

Guide brave entrepreneurs who are tackling the toughest societal and environmental challenges. 

Become that mentor

Think of all those mentors in your life and become that to someone who needs it.

Program starts in


30th of October 2021

The wave of innovation has reached the Shipyard sector

It’s time to optimize production, reduce inefficiencies and increase the productivity of the industry through the application of innovative technologies. You’ll mentor entrepreneurs developing solutions that directly impact or are applicable to the Shipyard production and value chain. 

Are you ready?

Check out the requirements to qualify as a mentor.



Apply to the program!

Send us your application, we want to know more about you and your motivations to become a mentor.


Choose your startup

Go through the matching process and meet the founders. Select who you want to work with.

Entrepreneurs will also send out their rankings to let us know who they want to work with.


Start the program

Meet weekly with your mentee for the duration of the program to go over their business plan.

Don’t worry! Our program will guide your mentoring step-by-step through 8 business modules: From helping your mentee polish their value proposition to the development of their growth plan.


Connect with the community

Meet, share and network with the amazing mentors from over 80 countries that make up our community.

Do you have any questions?

 Connect directly with Santiago, Program Manager of Estela by Pymar to answer them all in a 20 min meeting. Whenever you see fit!


Or send us an email here.

Shipyard 4.0

The 4th Industrial Revolution is changing everything around us, including the shipyard industry. In the past, the evolution of the shipbuilding sector was based on the use of new industrial processes and organizational improvement in shipyards.

Nowadays, the scope of innovation within the industry affects everything from quality employment, gender equality and adaptation to new technologies to the automation of production processes, in order to maximize productivity and the development of sustainable products to promote circular economy activities, among others.

The maritime technology sector is at a turning point where the entire value chain can reinvent itself with new products and services, thanks to renewable energies and digital advances, to make it more efficient and environmentally responsible.