National Recognition


Over the years OCEAN has been recognized nationally by some significant business organizations and publications.  Check out some of these articles about OCEAN Programs.

Wired Magazine – February 18, 2020

“Deliver Us, Lord, From the Startup Life”

In the Midwest, Christian entrepreneurs are searching for relief from the corrosive grind of company-building—while some faith leaders preach the gospel of crushing it…  Read Full Article here.

patheos.com – April 23, 2015

“Ocean Accelerator: Bringing Faith and Entrepreneurship Together”

Along with business support, the nation’s first faith-based accelerator asks its participants to embark on a spiritual journey…  Read Full Article here.

USA Today – October 13, 2014

“Start-up program teaches business, life values”

The theory behind the Ocean Accelerator curriculum, says co-founder Chad Reynolds, is that entrepreneurs can build profitable businesses while embracing religious values such as treating others as they want to be treated and pursuing selflessness over greed…  Read Full Article here.

Alumni Recognition

In addition to OCEAN, many of our Accelerator Alumni have also garnered national attention for their innovation and success.

Sawa – Accelerator Class 4 (2018) Alumni

American Inno – February 8, 2019

“Mailchimp Acquires Techstars Atlanta Startup Sawa”

Mailchimp, an Atlanta-based marketing platform for small business, has acquired local startup Sawa, an automated graphic design platform… Read Full Article here.

HAVA – Accelerator Class 5 (2019) Alumni

Tech Crunch – September 4, 2019

“As e-cigarettes come under fire, Hava Health readies a vape pen to help people quit smoking”

In a small corner on the second floor of a roughshod maker space in Philadelphia, the founders of Hava Health are plotting the launch of what they call the first vaporizer designed for smoking cessation… Read Full Article here.

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