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.