Start-Up Pavilion

IBEX Start-Up Pavilion

In Collaboration With

Yachting Ventures logo

IBEX and Yachting Ventures are joining forces to launch the Start-Up Pavilion, an inventive platform tailored for startups to unveil their newest products and technologies to the marine industry. The development of the new Start-Up Pavilion demonstrates IBEX’s dedication to fostering innovation within the recreational marine industry. This collaboration follows the success of the Start-Up Pavilion hosted by Yachting Ventures at IBEX’s sister show, METSTRADE.

The space will provide a platform for 12 startups to showcase their cutting-edge technologies and solutions for the duration of the 3-day event. The Start-Up Pavilion offers startups the opportunity to engage with industry experts, present their products, and participate in a live Pitching Competition Event judged by an esteemed panel of investors on IBEX’s Main Stage.

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The Start-Up Pavilion will be located on the 3rd Floor Exhibit Hall, adjacent to The Third Floor Lounge, a space suitable for networking, meetings, and co-working activities. Yachting Ventures, a global hub for startups in the recreational marine and yachting sectors, will be responsible for identifying and inviting startups that meet the criteria for participation, as well as organizing the live Pitching Competition, in collaboration with the local tech ecosystem in Tampa, FL USA.
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Who Should Apply?

Start-ups play a vital role in driving forward fresh ideas within the marine industry and developing essential technologies to address pressing global challenges. Florida stands as a prominent hub for burgeoning start-ups and the Tampa Bay area is a rapidly growing tech hub that’s been named by Forbes as one of the Best Emerging Tech Cities and one of the Best Places to Work in Tech according to Yahoo Finance.

For emerging businesses in the marine industry, participation in the IBEX Start-up Pavilion presents a unique opportunity to gain exposure, access industry networks, and receive valuable feedback from key industry professionals. If you are interested, IBEX and Yachting Ventures presents a cost-effective entry point into the largest recreational marine market in the world and a remarkable opportunity to present your technology or solution to a qualified industry audience.

Participation Requirements:

A start-up will be defined as an early-stage company which has an annual turnover of less than $500,000 and/or has been operating commercially for less than 2 years. All potential participants will be sourced by Yachting Ventures and reviewed by the IBEX entry committee. Participation is possible for one time/year only.

Why Exhibit?

Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to showcase your innovation to over 8,000 qualified industry professionals at IBEX. With only 12 slots available, space is limited and will go quickly. Make sure your start-up is one of the pioneers and thought leaders selected to exhibit so you get the chance to meet and inspire the IBEX audience with your technology and concepts.

What’s included?

  • Pavilion display counter with 2 chairs
  • Company logo & name printed on the counter’s front side
  • 2 Exhibitor Badges for access to all 3 days as an Exhibitor
  • Access to the new Third Floor Lounge for meetings and networking

IBEX promotion will include:

  • A company/product highlight on the IBEX Start-Up Pavilion webpage
  • Social media promotion across all IBEX channels
  • Mention in the Start-Up Pavilion section of the Official Show Guide
  • Promotion of Start-Up Pavilion in IBEX’s marketing campaigns, including emails, website, and other advertising

The price for participating is $1,750 US dollars (excluding VAT). For any questions contact Gabbi Richardson at:

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