Teams

Algeon Materials

Leveraging ocean derived materials to create bio-innovative plastic alternatives.

Team: Rosemary Greeley, Kim Pendergrass

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Anchoral

Reinventing 2000 year old anchor technology to be less destructive, more intelligent, and easier to use.

Team: Myles Syverud, Nicolas Vieville

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CalWave Power Technologies, Inc.

Unlocking the vast and steady carbon-free power from ocean waves and bringing superior power and monitoring technology to market with a global reach.

Team: Marcus Lehmann, Dan Petcovic, Nigel Kojimoto, Thomas Boerner

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Daybreak Seaweed Co.

Bringing seaweed into the everyday kitchen by providing nutrient-dense, umami-packed, and nourishing kitchen staples.

Team: Catherine O’Hare, Avery Resor

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FishSense

Using imaging advancements to improve underwater biomass measurements and monitor fish population growth and health.

Team: Peter Tueller, Patrick Paxson, Raghax Maddukuri, Viva Suresh

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Kai Pono Solutions

Transforming the stormwater industry with a unique stormwater filtration device that is low impact, cost effective, easily maintained, and IOT-enabled.

Team: Navy Mckee, Lanie Schwartz, Jack Dickson, Edward Banuelos, Bailey Schantz

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Reefpark

Engineering of living coral reef mimicking structures for the sustainable use of coastal resources.  

Team: Daniel Wangpraseurt, Patricia Fernandez

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Sepiabotics

Integrating next-generation robotics, artificial intelligence, and computer vision to solve ocean data challenges.
Team: Debbie Nail Meyer, Venkat Rangan, Andrey Bushuev, Andrew Lomax

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Mentors

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Apryl Boyle

Founder, El Porto Shark
apryl@elportoshark.com
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Chris Coyle

Founder and CEO, TAO-Blue Economy/Blue Tech Consultancy
chriscoyle1@hotmail.com
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Kristin Elliot

CEO, Precision Measurement Engineering
kristinhead@pme.com
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Amy Zimmer Faust

Senior Scientist, SCCWRP
amyzf@sccwrp.org
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Ron Hawkins

Director, Industry Relations, San Diego Supercomputer Center
rbhawkins@ucsd.edu
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Chris Hines

Regional Director, National Geographic Society
chines@ngs.org
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Luc Lenain

Director, Air-Sea Interaction Laboratory, Scripps Oceanography
llenain@ucsd.edu
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Albert Liu

Mentor, Institute for the Global Entrepreneur
albert.liu@therhizome.com
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Jayanti Menches

Senior Communications consultant
jayanti.menches@gmail.com
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Richard Miller

President at Richard Miller Consulting & Coaching
dr.rgmiller@gmail.com
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Hashim Navrozali

Environmental Team Lead - Air/Water Resources, SDGE
navrozali@gmail.com
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Guy Noll

Associate Director, Mapping Systems products, ESRI
gnoll@esri.com
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John Patton

Executive Chairman, iPharma; CEO and Chairman, Tesio Pharmaceuticals
fuzzletov@gmail.com
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Tom Perkowski

Founding Principal, Apex View Management
tperkowski@att.net
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Brock Rosenthal

President, Ocean innovations
brock@o-vations.com