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Blue Venture IN-WATER Equipment Demonstration Day ​

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Free – $700.00
Dockside Demo

Let’s Splash our Gear – ALL Demos will be done IN WATER!

This event is to show how Blue Tech works in the deep blue. If it’s not water proof, it’s not blue….enough 

Organized by the Blue Venture Forum and Herreshoff Marine Museum with Roger Williams University at the Roger Williams Richard L. Bready Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center in Bristol, RI.

8AM – 4:30PM  Rain or Shine. 

First come first served. Demos will be limited to 6 companies.

Investors are invited to attend free of charge. If you are an investor interested in attending the event, please contact us here for your invitation.

The purpose of the demo day is to provide Blue Tech Start ups and seasoned Blue Tech equipment developers with a venue to show how their equipment operates. 6 blue tech start ups will demonstrate their equipment in the water off the docks, the beach or off a small boat at the RWU sailing center. Anyone from potential customers, investors, educators, or other interested parties will be able to see these technologies work in real time in the marine environment.

There will be dock space available for up to 6 equipment demonstrations. There will be room for company personnel to handle equipment on the lower floats and for observers to watch from the upper dock and or from the observation deck of the Sailing Center. There will also be room for other companies to set up booths/tables with equipment and literature inside the Sailing Center in the ground level work Bay area. The upper level conference room will be available for companies to give an overview of what is being demonstrated in the water and for live demonstrations that may need to be transmitted to a large screen from the dock. 

A limited number of student research projects in the Blue Tech space will also be featured. Send abstracts to: [email protected]

Demo Day Participants to date Include: Applied Research Associates – Ohmsett Facility (Exhibitor), Aurelia Upper Ocean Profiler UMass Dartmouth (In-Water Demo), SAAB, Inc. (Exhibitor), STEC Technologies (In-Water Demo), and Current Labs (Exhibitor)

Investors Scheduled to Attend: DTN Ventures, Nor’Easter Ventures, Sachem Strategies, Slater Technology Fund, RightHill Ventures and Tidepoole


May 4
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Free – $700.00


Richard L. Bready Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center
Bristol, RI


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Demo Company: In Water Demonstration Slot
Includes 2 personnel, continental breakfast, coffee break, lunch and sponsored reception afterward
$ 700.00
Exhibit Table on Ground floor
Includes approximately 8 x 6 space in the work bay on the ground floor of the sailing center, with power and wifi access. Also includes continental breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch and sponsored reception afterward for 2 company representatives
$ 350.00
Includes continental breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch and sponsored reception afterward
$ 75.00
Student Ticket
Must show student ID at the event
$ 0.00