Ocean Exchange Startups to be part of EarthX Ocean & Blue Economy Agenda
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Earthx2024 Congress of Conferences is April 22-26, 2024 – Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas Oceans & Blue Economy Segment – Thursday, April 25, 2024

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Floridant -- The Ocean Exchange (https://www.oceanexchange.org/), a leader in supporting the acceleration of innovative solutions for healthy oceans and a sustainable blue economy will be supporting the upcoming EarthX Congress of Conferences by providing a showcase of past finalists with solutions that impact our Oceans and the Blue Economy.  Startups will present their solutions to an audience and to a group of judges who will then choose the winner of the Blue Impact Startup Prize.

The startups competing for the $20,000 Blue Impact Startup Prize on April 25th are:

Silent Returns, Tiffany Grunert, NY
  • Using Conservation-focused Uncrewed Robotic Equipment (CURE), Silent Returns tackles the challenge of conserving biodiversity in remote habitats by providing advanced, non-intrusive ecological monitoring, which is essential for understanding and protecting diverse ecosystems where conventional human presence is disruptive or unsustainable.

Ocean Rescue Alliance International, Shelby Thomas, FL
  • ORAI conserves reefs through restoration, research, eco-tourism and education.  ORAI is a 501c3 doing marine conservation and restoration while implementing technologies to restore marine environments.  

Cordelia Biosciences, Jessica Tittl, FL
  • Cordelia Biosciences uses biotechnology to create a sustainable chemical portfolio from reef microbes, helping to transform chemical products.

Water Warriors, Steve Chamberland, KY
  • Water Warriors offers versatile and scalable solutions for nutrient pollution which is a primary cause of excess algae growth and hypoxia where large bodies of water have low or depleted oxygen levels that lead to dead zones.  Water Warriors was recently named an Ocean Changemaker by The Economist World Ocean Initiative at its Lisbon, Portugal event.  

BiomiTech, Guillermo Bailleres, Mexico
  • Using algae photosyntheses to remove carbon and nitrogen oxides as well as particulates matter from air while generating oxygen and biomass.

"We are delighted to be supporting EarthX 2024 by showcasing some of the groundbreaking solutions we have within our ecosystem of startups. The inaugural Blue Impact Startup Prize will offers our startups the opportunity to educate, raise awareness and to catalyze impact for their innovations." noted Millicent Pitts, Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Exchange.

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Ocean Exchange and the startups will be joined on stage by Dain Dunston of Reservoir, LLC. (https://reservoir.llc/)  Reservoir provides advisory and consulting fellows who help leaders transform, taking them personally and their teams to the next level.  Dain is the author of Being Essential, Seven Questions for Living and leading with Radical Self-Awareness.

Ocean Exchange (https://www.oceanexchange.org/) is a global ecosystem whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of innovative solutions for healthy oceans and the sustainable blue economy.

EarthX is an international nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to educating and inspiring people and organizations to take action towards a more sustainable future worldwide.

Susan Zellers
Program Manager

Source: Ocean Exchange

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