Our mission is unique and we’re often asked if the combination of skills and character can yield business success.
One sign of our success is the strength and diversity of the participants. OCEAN attracts a diverse group of founders – participants from 16 countries including Australia, Chile, UAE, Sudan, and the UK. Our participants also bring rich industry and technology diversity. We open the door wide for participants of all beliefs – a third of those who attend our events are not engaged with a church – but all come committed to pursue success and fulfill their personal mission.
The marketplace has noticed.
Alumni first-round funding results are approximately three times the national accelerator average. Founder skills and character, combined with strong ideas and technology, have yielded higher success rates. 90% of high-technology startups close the door within 18 months while 60% of our accelerator alumni are operating and growing.
Both small businesses and main street startups drive local economies. 107 founders have participated in OCEAN’s small business training yielding well over 200 jobs. Main street businesses tend to last longer with over half operating to and beyond 5 years. Every business launched by a founder committed to commercial success built on a foundation of strong personal character adds value to a region.
average fundraising of OCEAN Accelerator Alumni
high-tech businesses have been accelerated
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Founder skills and character, combined with strong ideas and technology, have yielded higher success rates. 90% of high-technology startups close the door within 18 months while 60% of our OCEAN Accelerator alumni are operating and growing.
90% of high-technology startups close the door within 18 months while 60% of our Accelerator alumni are operating and growing.
Genesis Entrepreneurship Training Alumni
We’ve had over 100 businesses participate in our Genesis Entrepreneurship Training.
They are a vibrant part of our OCEAN community and network of leaders.
OCEAN Accelerator Alumni
Meet the alumni of companies that have graduated from our OCEAN Accelerator. We are proud to have them as part of the OCEAN community.