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Blue Venture Investment Summit

November 9, 2023 All day


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Join the Blue Venture Forum and Gulf of Maine Ventures for the Blue Venture Investment Summit-Portland, being held on November 9th at the Ocean Gateway, Portland, Maine.
A special thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors!
View Speaker, Moderator and Panelist Bios HERE.

8:00AM-8:30AM Registration

8:30AM-8:40AM Welcome and Introductions

Tobias Stapleton, Director, Blue Venture Forum

Blaine Grimes, Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI)

9:00AM-10:00AM  Blue Technology Investing Today

Moderator: Hope Hopkins, Mitre


    • Justin Manley, OceanKind

    • Jake Reznick, S2G Ventures

    • Tim Agnew, Bold Ocean Ventures

10:00AM-10:30AM Networking Break

10:30AM-11:30AM  Raising an Investment Round in Today’s Environment      

Moderator: Luke Holden, Luke’s Lobster


    • Sara Rademaker, American Unagi

    • Mitch Lench, Ocean’s Balance

    • Chip Terry, Blue Trace

    • Erik Heim, Kathahdin Salmon             

11:30AM-12:15PM  Flashtalks: Global Innovators and Entrepreneurs 

    • Littoral Power Systems
    • Salmonics
    • LeVanta Tech
    • Phytosmart
    • Ocean Farmr
    • Shred Electric
    • Oneka Technologies
    • Salient Predictions

12:15PM-1:00PM  Lunch

1:00PM-2:00PM Maine, A Case Study in Supporting and Growing a Blue Economy Ecosystem

Moderator:  Blaine Grimes, Gulf of Maine Ventures


    • Nina Scheepers, Maine Venture Fund

    • Chandler Jones, CEI Ventures

    • Patrick Arnold, New England Ocean Cluster

    • Jeff Frank, Island Institute

2:00PM-3:00PM  Flashtalks: Global Innovators and Entrepreneurs

    • Jaia Robotics
    • Axine Water Technologies
    • Finsulate
    • Acel Power
    • Ashored
    • Aloft
    • Glas Ocean Electric
    • Seachange Group, LLC

3:00PM-3:30PM Networking Break

3:30PM-4:15PM Seaweed Panel

Moderator: Damian Brady, UMaine


    • Bri Warner, Atlantic Sea Farms

    • Colin Hepburn, Everything Seaweed

    • Struan Coleman, WWF

4:15PM-5:00PM The Future of Investing in the Blue Economy

Moderator: Toby Stapleton, Blue Venture Forum


    • Julie Niedzwiecki, Great Mountain Partners (GMP)

    • Daniel Sortica, Propeller

    • Ted Janulis, Investible Oceans

    • Brady Bohrmann, Bold Ocean Ventures

5:00PM-6:30PM Closing Reception


November 9, 2023
$150.00 – $2,500.00


Blue Venture Forum

Portland, ME

14 Ocean Gateway Pier
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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