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Business Over Breakfast

June 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

World Ocean Day – Celebrate with Us!

To celebrate World Ocean Day, join us on Wednesday, June 8, as we hear from founders solving ocean problems at Start-Up Yard at COVE’s Business Over Breakfast.

Ross Arsenault, Co-Founder & COO, Ashored Innovations
– Ross is a Saint Mary’s University alumni and participated in MassChallenge. Ashored develops sustainability-enabling technologies for the commercial fishing industry.

Sabrena MacKenzie, Co-Founder & CEO, SeaChange BioChemistry – Sabrena is formerly a scientist with the National Research Council with 15 years of experience in biomass extraction. SeaChange has developed an environmentally friendly and proprietary process to extract multiple high-value compounds from seaweed and other biomasses.

Sheamus MacDonald, Co-Founder & CEO, Sedna Technologies – Sheamus is a graduate of the Aquatic Resources Management program from St. Francis Xavier University and has a master’s degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in marine studies; fisheries resource management. Sedna is a fisheries technology firm focusing on increasing the traceability of seafood products by creating innovative and simple-to-use software solutions for exporters, processors, distributors, and harvesters involved in international and domestic trade.

Geoff Lebans, Founder & CEO, Rising Tide BioAcoustics – Geoff is an ocean technology professional/engineer with 37 years of experience. Geoff has co-owned two companies acquired by multinationals – Brooke Ocean Technology (now part of Rolls-Royce) and GeoSpectrum Technologies (now owned by Ebit Systems). Geoff’s new company, Rising Tide, provides acoustic systems for fish deterrence, guidance and attraction, marine mammal deterrence, and control/eradication of invasive species.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
8:30 am – 9:30 am
(light breakfast from 8:00 am – 8:30 am)
Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE)
27 Parker Street,

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June 8, 2022
8:00 am - 9:30 am


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