Startups tackling digitization and sustainability of the maritime sector have a highly effective new way to accelerate their growth and impact. Rainmaking Transport helps large corporations in the trade and transport sectors solve their biggest challenges through innovation and entrepreneurship. Our flagship program, Trade With Impact, has been giving startups a fast-track to pilots and commercial relationships with some of the largest names in the business — including Maersk, Wârtsila, Wilhelmsen, Cargotec, Shell, Cargill, Mitsubishi, and the Bunker Holding Group.

Earlier this year, even as COVID forced us to create an entirely virtual program, we helped 25 tech companies from Pre-A to Series C commence 40+ engagements with 8 corporate partners. Now, we are on the lookout for our next cohort tackling decarbonisation and supply chain resilience.

The application deadline is Oct 23, but companies applying through Marine Startups have until Oct 27 to submit their applications. If your solution is a fit to what the corporate partners are looking for, I highly encourage you to submit an application or get in touch with our team today!

What’s the opportunity?

Trade & Transport Impact is a fully virtual, zero cost, fast-paced program that helps tech companies start partnerships with large corporations in 8-12 weeks. It’s a no-brainer for startups and scale-ups looking to grow in the maritime industry!

What are startups saying?

“During the program we got in front of relevant corporates that are not only looking to superficially explore technological potentials, but are actively looking to engage, collaborate and implement the technologies. This is something unique in the Rainmaking program that raises it above the average corporate-startup challenges out there.”

— Kristian Andreasen, CEO of Kanda

“[It] opened a whole new market opportunity for us, gaining access to work with a whole industry, saving us countless months of business development.”

— Mathieu Carlier, CEO of Everimpact

“The interest we received during this online symposium was phenomenal and we now have embarked on serious cooperation with global leading companies in their sectors”

— Marcel Flipse, Orcan Energy

Who should apply?

Startups addressing sustainability or supply chain innovation for the trade and transport industries.

  • Ideal candidates have mature solutions, ready for immediate pilots and partnerships
  • Wildcards will be considered on a case by case basis, for early-stage high potential tech

Sample Solution Areas (see more on the website)

  • Decarbonisation: AI-enabled optimisation, fuel + energy + asset efficiency, fleet utilisation, alternative energy, zero carbon vessels, carbon capture and storage in ports and on vessels, CO2 upcycling, green freight premium models, future fuels (hydrogen, ammonia, biofuels, etc), CO2 tracking + tracing + provenance, and more
  • Supply Chain Resilience: Predictive maintenance, E2E supply chain visibility, real-time asset tracking, logistics automation, digitised paper trails, AI-powered inspection, risk modelling + mitigation, supply + demand prediction, time sensitive transport, additive manufacturing, agile + adaptive logistics, dynamic freight pricing