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COAST Talks: Fueling Oceantech Innovation – Accessing Funding for Startups

September 28, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

British Columbia generated more new oceantech startups in 2022 than any other Canadian province, an indication of how quickly the ocean and marine sector is growing. Seed funding is vital if these early-stage entrepreneurs are to thrive, but how and where can they access it?

We explore the different levels and options of funding available, from diluted to undiluted, private to public investment, and how startups can best position themselves to take advantage of the opportunities available to fuel their innovations and get their product to market. 


Reece Pacheco, Partner, Propeller VC

Blake Bunting, Co-Founder and Director of Business Development, Goparity Canada

Todd Sayers, Deputy Executive Director, B.C. Centre for Innovation & Clean Energy

Jennifer LaPlante, Chief Growth and Investment Officer, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

The session is hosted and moderated by COAST Executive Director Jason Goldsworthy.