Upcoming Events

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Brown Bag Lunch: Investing in Fisheries & Aquaculture

Apr 17 | 12-1:30p | CIC Boston, 50 Milk St - 5th Fl

With a growing global population, the need for new sustainable sources of protein from the ocean will become increasingly acute — and potentially quite profitable. Our next brown bag lunch will feature insights from Branch Venture Group, an angel group that invests in food and agriculture technology and products, and Blue Harvest Fisheries.

SeaAhead and BVG recently held a seafood angel investment night and Lauren Abda of BVG will share her insights from that event and from the prior investment BVG made into a kelp company, Ocean Approved. Mark Zieff, of Blue Harvest Fisheries will also share his insights into how legacy companies are viewing innovation in the space.

Register to attend - space is limited & remember to bring your lunch!



Maritime Innovation Showcase

Apr 30 | 5:30-7:30p | CIC Boston, 50 Milk St - 20th Fl Lighthouse

On April 30th, SeaAhead will host an intimate gathering bringing together key leaders from across the maritime industry. As part of this event, we will be joining with Venture Café to open up at the end of the day for an engaging session with some of the brightest minds in Boston’s tech community — including flash talks from innovative new companies as well as reverse pitches from industry. RSVP to join us at this event.

Early-stage companies relevant to the shipping, ports and offshore wind industries that would like to present as part of this showcase can click here to submit their information for consideration.

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Plans for 2019 are continually developing - check back frequently!


Past Events

Branch Venture Group + SeaAhead

Seafood Investing Night

March 28 | 5-8pm | CIC Boston, 50 Milk St

SeaAhead & Branch Venture Group are curating a group of 3 startups to showcase to a syndicate of angel investors. Invitation only. Any investor that wants to join, please email Mark.

Brown Bag Lunch: Marine Pharmacognosy

Mar 20 | 12-1:30p | CIC Boston, 50 Milk St - 5th Fl

The next edition of our ongoing series of bluetech Brown Bag Lunch events. Kevin Nolan will lead a discussion about marine pharmacognosy and its promise, challenges, threats and opportunities. He will cover some basics, including the history of pharmacognosy and the drug development process. Nolan is the managing partner of Nolstar LLC, which works with marine research institutions and early-stage bluetech companies to bring new ocean-based MedTech, BioTech, and Wellness products from conception to commercialization.

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Brown Bag Lunch: The Next Wave

Mar 6 | 12-1:30p | CIC Boston, 50 Milk St - 18th Fl

This is the second in our ongoing series of bluetech Brown Bag Lunch events. Bill Staby is the CEO of Resolute Marine, a leading wave energy company. Bill will lead a discussion on the role of marine energy in the context of other renewable energy options, including a discussion of their current pilot project pipeline, the decision to make fresh water rather than electricity, considerations of capacity factors, uptime, and maintenance.

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Bluetech & Beer

Feb 20 | 5:30-7:30p | Central Wharf, Boston

SeaAhead's Bluetech and Beer at Central Wharf Co. near the seaport in Boston. Join executives and startups from across the New England ocean tech ecosystem for a casual after-work get-together. Register Below:



Brown Bag Lunch: Blockchain & Bluetech

Feb 19 | 12-1p | CIC Boston, 50 Milk St

SeaAhead Venture Partner Mark Tracy is hosting a brown bag lunch to talk about the ways that bluetech could intersect with blockchain technology. He will cover some basics, including blockchain operations and smart contracts, and then the group can discuss applications, including shipping and digital traceability for seafood. Mark will also highlight his time with Cargill and lessons learned from instituting blockchain to track and trace turkeys.

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SeaAhead Opening Party at CIC Boston

Jan 18  |  5:30-7:30p  |  CIC Boston, 50 Milk St

We had a fantastic - sold out - party!



Bluetech & Beer

Nov 14 | 5:30-7:30p | Central Wharf, Boston

SeaAhead's Bluetech and Beer at Central Wharf Co. near the seaport in Boston. Join executives and startups from across the New England ocean tech ecosystem for a casual after-work get-together. At this event, we highlighted Dive Technologies - a new AUV startup, whose founders recently came out of GD Bluefin Robotics.

BlueTech Night at Venture Cafe

Sept 20  |  4-8:30p  |  CIC, 1 Broadway, Cambridge

SeaAhead is hosted nearly 700 people at the first ever BlueTech night at Venture Cafe - click here to read more about it.

Hack for the Sea

Sept 21-23 | Gloucester, MA | Learn More


Sustainable Seafood

July 17 | 2-6:00p | Pilotworks, Providence

The Spoon is partnering with Pilotworks, SeaAhead, and the City of Providence to host an event exploring how innovation and technology can allow us to improve sustainability to meet the globe’s rising demand for seafood and other ocean-based protein through innovative systems, local support, and bluetech. Join us for a great discussion!

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Community Table - Aquaculture

Community Table: Aquaculture

June 26 | 12-1:18p | SEG, Providence

RI Coastal Resources Management Council Aquaculture Coordinator Dave Beutel will lead a discussion with co-presenters Jules Opton-Himmel of Walrus & Carpenter Oysters; Bill Shea of Australis Aquaculture, leaders in Climate-Smart Ocean Farming; and Alissa Peterson and Mark Huang of SeaAhead Bluetech Innovation

Register & Bring your lunch!

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Sustainability, The Ocean and Innovation

June 8, 2018 | 4-6pm

SeaAhead's first event will take place on June 8th, in honor of World Ocean's Day.

More details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainability-the-ocean-innovation-tickets-46038447235

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Impact Investing 101

June 7 | 6-8p | SEG, Providence

SeaAhead's Mark Huang will be speaking at this event discussing investing with purpose

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