The Palma Superyacht Village will for the first time host an ‘Innovation Corner’ in collaboration with Yachting Ventures, providing a space for startups to showcase new technologies

Yachting Ventures will host a startup tent at PIBS 2023

Palma International Boat Show (PIBS) kicks off the Mediterranean yachting season in Mallorca from 27th April-1st May 2023. With more than 300 companies exhibiting at Palma’s Moll Vell marina, the 2023 edition is set to be the biggest and best yet.

For the first time ever, PIBS will host an Innovation Corner during the 4-day event to support startups in the yachting sector. As a result of this new initiative, startups and industry professionals can talk about the future of yachting and what technology can do for us.

This year Palma Superyacht Village has generously allocated a lot of space for the Innovation Corner. This includes an outdoor terrace and is sure to attract a lot of media attention. The Yachting Ventures team will help shortlist the startups and invite them, as well as organize the logistics.

Arne Ploch, Palma Superyacht Village Managing Director, commented on the partnership:

“We are thrilled to announce that the Innovation Corner, a new initiative in collaboration with Yachting Ventures and the Palma Superyacht Village, will be featured at the 2023 edition of the Palma Boat Show. As an island, we understand the tremendous contribution of the yachting industry to our economy and acknowledge the significance of remaining innovative. We are eager to meet the selected start-ups participating in the Innovation Corner and offer them the opportunity to showcase their products and services to the attendees of PIBS this year.” 

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Yachting Ventures is a global startup hub for the leisure marine and yachting industries, providing the network, education, and opportunities that founders need to scale and raise investment. Commenting on the partnership, Gabbi Richardson, founder of Yachting Ventures said:

“We’re delighted to offer startups the opportunity to showcase their solutions to the industry by participating in the inaugural Innovation Corner at PIBS. There’s always a real buzz at this show, and I grew up in Mallorca so the event is personally one of my favourites in the yachting calendar. It signifies the start of summer in the Mediterranean, and it is especially important because it inclusively spans all sizes of yachts and watercraft.” 

Mallorca is a key yachting hub, currently hosting more than 700 nautical companies that employ over 4,000 people and generate more than 420 million euros. With the infrastructure already established, the island is a strategic place to launch a startup in the nautical sector. Recognising this, the Innovation Corner is backed by the Government of Mallorca who encourage entrepreneurs to bring new products and services to market, and clearly recognize the economic benefits that the yachting industry brings to the island. 

For more information about this not-to-be-missed event, and to purchase tickets visit the website: 

About Palma International Boat Show: 

Palma International Boat Show is the inaugural event of the Mediterranean yachting season, hosting more than three hundred companies exhibiting a wide range of new yachts under 24m, the latest innovations in yacht equipment, water sports and nautical services. 

About Yachting Ventures

Yachting Ventures is a global startup hub for the leisure marine and yachting industries, providing the network, education and opportunities that founders in this space need to raise investment and scale.

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