The national industry group Ocean Startup Project is looking for applicants to Ocean Idea Challenge, which offers young companies up to $7,000 of funding, as well as training and support services.

The Idea Challenge is a milestone-based accelerator program for entrepreneurs working on customer discovery and product-market fit, and for top-performing companies. It feeds into the more advanced Ocean Startup Challenge, which offers $25,000.

“This is not just about the prize money; it’s about embarking on a journey to deeply understand the challenges within the ocean ecosystem and iterating solutions that can make a real difference,” says the Ocean Startup Project.

The deadline to apply is June 9, and participants will be selected by June 13, before going on a customer discovery sprint in July and August. Companies selected to advance to the Ocean Startup Challenge will be notified Sept. 5.

You can learn more here.