Seven Canadian Startups Want to Jump Aboard Blueseed, the Sea-Faring Incubator

by Knowlton Thomas | Startups

140 startups from 40 countries want to jump aboard Blueseed, the floating startup incubator that will offer technology entrepreneurs a visa-free enviornment in which to build their company. Seven of those startups are Canadian.

With 5% of the interested startups coming from Canada, that places our country fourth among all nations, Blueseed says. The sea-bound incubator hopes to launch in the third quarter of 2013.

Up to 1,000 entrepreneurs will pay $1,200 to $3,000 per month to live aboard Blueseed, which will claim a small stake in every company. The boat will likely be a decommissioned luxury cruise liner with a $25-million retrofit.

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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