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Blue Tech Ecosystem Series

San Diego, CA

Wednesday, April 27 2022

Join H4XLabs and the Navy's SoCal Tech Bridge at our day-long event where we will be highlighting, connecting and celebrating the blue tech ecosystem in Southern California.


This is a hybrid event with 2 ways to participate:

  • Virtual morning panels - Zoom

  • In-person afternoon reception -  WeWork Downtown San Diego, located at 600 B St, San Diego CA, 92101

Register for both via Eventbrite

All times in PST

Morning Panels:

10:00 - 10:55a Panel: Accelerating Innovation in the Blue Economy

  • Dr. Rich Carlin, Naval Accelerator · Office of Naval Research

  • Matt Classen, TMA Blue Tech

  • Phil LeBlanc, Consultant, Port of San Diego

  • Paula Sylvia, Port of San Diego

  • Johannes Schonberg, NavalX Northwest Tech Bridge


10:55 - 11:00a Break

11:00 - 11:55a Panel: Founders and Funders - Market Trends and Opportunities

  • Mike Flanigan, Sea Sats

  • Erika Montague, Schmidt Marine Technology Partners

  • Gayitri Sartar, She-VC

  • Adam de Sola Pool, SeaAhead


12:00 - 2:00p Break for Lunch

2:00 - 4:00p Startup/Investor Speed Networking (by invitation only)

  • Applications for startup participants are now closed. 

  • If you are an investor interested in participating, please email


4:00 - 6:00p Blue Economy Networking Reception

The in-person networking event will be held at WeWork Downtown San Diego, located at 600 B St, San Diego CA, 92101

Parking is available at the WeWork building for $8/hour.

Are you a blue tech startup looking to pitch?

San Diego Startup Speed Networking Application
Wednesday, April 27th 2pm - 4pm

Applications are now closed
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Apply for a chance to meet 1:1 with investors and key ecosystem leaders in the VC and blue tech space. Selected applicants will be able to pitch actual investors and receive live feedback in real time via Zoom. 

Who should apply for the venture capital networking session?

  • Companies currently seeking or planning to seek investment;

  • Companies within the blue economy, to include but not limited to companies with technology in the areas of: marine fisheries, ocean data collection, ports and port automation, aquaculture, marine renewables, coastal protection, transport, robotics, automation, and oil and gas.

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