Estela is an initiative by Pymar and Bridge for Billions to connect with early-stage or pilot-ready startups in the Shipyard sector in order to shape the future of shipbuilding.
An incubation and acceleration program for entrepreneurs that want to change the shipyard industry for good.
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.
Get the support you need depending on the phase of your startup. If you want to work with experts in the shipyard industry to further develop your business then this program is exactly what you need.
It’s time to optimize production, reduce inefficiencies and increase the productivity of the industry through the application of innovative technologies. We’re looking for startups and entrepreneurs developing solutions that directly impact or are applicable to the Shipyard production and value chain.
We have two available tracks. Check out the requirements to qualify for each.
All entrepreneurs must have the willingness to commit for the duration of the program and possible pilot.
Apply to the program!
Send us your application, we want to know more about you, your motivations, and your business.
Select your mentor
Go through the matching process and meet international mentors with +5 years of experience in business, innovation, engineering, entrepreneurship, naval industry, or similar.
Meet the available mentors for an opportunity to finalize your match during our Matching process.
Mentors will also send out their rankings to let us know who they want to work with.
Start the program
Begin a 3 month incubation period to continue developing your startup.
Connect with the community
Connect directly with Santiago, Program Manager of Estela by Pymar to answer them all in a 20 min meeting. Whenever you see fit!