July 13, 2023

For water innovators.

Dive into one of Canada's fastest growing opportunities at OceanFest! Our national ocean innovation ecosystem is gaining incredible momentum. With ambitions to grow our national ocean economy 5x by 2035 to $220B, now is the time to jump onboard and discover your next opportunity in oceans. Join leaders from across Canada and beyond to explore ocean opportunities, deepen connections with industry movers and shakers, and celebrate the successes of those who are propelling ocean innovation forward in Canada. 

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What you can expect

Join us for a jam packed morning on all things Blue Tech! We'll showcase early stage startups and late stage success stories. We'll hear from leading investors on why and how to invest in the ocean, and we'll talk about the opportunities this sector has to offer.

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July 13

1:00 PM


Welcome to OceanFest

Executive Director
Ocean Startup Project

1:05 PM


Accelerating Canada's Blue Economy

Chief Growth & Investment Officer
Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

1:25 PM


Startup Pitches: The Next Big Thing

2:25 PM


Networking Break

2:55 PM


Welcome Back

Executive Director
Ocean Startup Project

3:00 PM


Rising Stars : Founders Disrupting the Blue Economy

Co-founder & CEO
Whale Seeker

3:20 PM


Ocean of Opportunities: Deep Dive With Investors

Executive Director
Senior Partner
Cycle Capital
VP Banking, RBCx
Royal Bank of Canada

3:50 PM


Join the Ocean Revolution: Take Action Now

4:10 PM


Closing Remarks

Executive Director
Ocean Startup Project


Emily Charry Tissier

Co-founder & CEO, Whale Seeker

Donald Grant

Executive Director, Ocean Startup Project

Jennifer LaPlante

Chief Growth & Investment Officer, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

Amélie Desrochers

Executive Director, Novarium

Simon Olivier

Senior Partner, Cycle Capital

Lauren McGuire

VP Banking, RBCx, Royal Bank of Canada

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