Ocean Startup Project Engage Café: Yarmouth, NS

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Ignite Labs

208 Main Street

Yarmouth, NS B5A 1E1

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The Ocean Startup Project, driven by the Ocean Supercluster, has funding to grow the number of ocean industry startups in Atlantic Canada.

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With the largest coastline in the world and the fourth-largest ocean territory, Atlantic Canada's ocean economy overflows with opportunity to innovate, from novel approaches for addressing biodiversity to digitization.

The Ocean Startup Project's Engage Cafés are designed to share new supports for ocean industry startups and facilitate meaningful collaborations and connections. Stakeholders from across the ocean sector are invited to unite locally and regionally. Together, problems can be solved, barriers can be overcome, and new ways to innovate can be discovered.

Who should attend

  • Academia: professors, researchers and students looking to validate their intellectual property for commercialization.
  • Early stage start-ups: early stage companies looking to engage the ocean industry.
  • Existing small-medium enterprises: SMEs looking to explore market penetration in the ocean industry.
  • Corporations: organizations seeking innovative approaches to better address industry and environmental needs.
  • Anyone interested in furthering the ocean economy!

Agenda

12:00 pm: Event begins (15 minutes)

• Registration and networking

12:15 pm: Land Acknowledgment and Indigenous Teaching (15 minutes)

12:30 pm: Introduction Presentation (10 minutes)

• Don Grant discusses the Ocean Startup Project

12:40 pm: Fireside Chat (45 minutes):

  • Don Grant, Executive Director at the Ocean Startup Project
  • Phil LeBlanc, CEO at IMO Foods·
  • Nick D’eon, CFO at D'eon Oyster Company·
  • Gary LeBlanc, Partner at Clare Machine Works

1:25 pm: Audience participation (35 minutes)

• Q&A period

• Share an ocean-related project that you’re working on

• ASKs: Anyone from the audience can request support (i.e. connections, hiring, etc.)

2:00 pm: Conclusion

• Networking resumes

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Dietary Restrictions

If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please contact Natasha Legay (NLegay @innovacorp.ca) directly.

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Ignite Labs

208 Main Street

Yarmouth, NS B5A 1E1

Canada

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