Piranha Pond Blue 2022 Recap

Last night, Blue Venture Forum was pleased to co-host the “Piranha Pond Blue” Pitch Party where selected blue tech start-ups pitched their products to an esteemed group of investors in a “Shark Tank” setting. Each pitch company shared their blue tech product’s technology and vision, followed by valuable feedback from our panel of “sharks” aka investors.

A big thank you to the panel of investors:

Victor J. Melfa, Jr.; Factor Investing Group

Thorne Sparkman; The Slater Fund

Steve Kirkpatrick; Investor

David Altounian; Investor

We’d also like to thank the start-ups:

Blackfish Engineering Design Ltd – turbine charging systems for electric and hybrid marine operations vessels for the offshore wind industry

GAZPEK ☁️ Ocean-Cooled Data Centers – net zero, passively ocean-cooled, subsea data centers

– Levantatech – high-speed and ruggedized float and fly drones for maritime monitoring

Maritime XR – disruptive maritime training system that utilizes advanced Virtual Reality simulations

nU-Boats LLC – a radical approach for Uncrewed Underwater Vehicles through inflatable undersea platforms

Triton Anchor – low-cost, environmentally friendly, anchoring system for offshore renewable energy

And a special thank you to our co-hosts:

Innovate NewportSouth Coast Entrepreneurs CollaborativeUniversity of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce