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Blue Venture Investment Summit
January 24 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join the Blue Venture Forum as we launch the first annual Blue Venture Investment Summit from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM on January 24th, 2023, at Roger Williams University. The oceans are pivotal to sectors such as climate change, food security, national defense, and more. But, until recently, the only path to funding for startups that were seeking to address the major challenges in these areas was to bootstrap or look to the government for funding, particularly through the SBIR program here in the US. Many of these startups were spun out of the research developed at key institutions like the US Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), the University of Rhode Island (URI), and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Today, institutional investors, including Venture Capital and Angel firms, and philanthropic organizations and corporates, are making strategic investments in blue technology firms. This fuels the development of next-generation innovations to address the major challenges in ocean exploration, aquaculture, traditional fisheries, defense, undersea communications, climate monitoring, and more. During this program, we will hear directly from investors about why they’re investing in blue technology firms, discuss the companies and technologies they’re investing in, learn what it takes to secure an investment from one of these investors, and hear what they see as emerging opportunities in the sector.
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