Mentors

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A strong network of mentors is vital to the health of an early stage startup company. SOA invites members of our community with expertise in business, tech, conservation, or ocean science to join our mentor program and provide guidance to our ocean entrepreneurs. The SOA mentor network is comprised of industry experts, investors, seasoned entrepreneurs, skilled professionals, and members of the scientific community that have a passion for innovation and ocean sustainability. Mentors share their experiences with our entrepreneurs by leading skill-based workshops, attending SOA events, and hosting office hours both in person and virtually.

 

Mentor Benefits:

-Expand your startup network
-Invest in tomorrow's leaders
-Learn about ocean innovation
-Gain a new perspective
-Connect with other mentors
-Make a positive impact

Mentor Expectations:

-Give honest & constructive feedback
-Be a role model
-Respect startup privacy
-Be active and responsive
-Share your experiences and listen to the experiences of others

 

Notable Mentors

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Peter Chauvel

Student & Commercial Fisherman and Seafood Supply Chain Specialist

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David Hume

Marine Engineer
DOE - Water Power Technologies Office

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Jeff Smith

Advisor, Tech Futures Group

 

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Brooke Tessman

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Exponential Technologies, Singularity

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Alicia Amerson

Founder, Alimosphere

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Vikas Shah

VP Ecosystem and Partnerships, Taulia

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Christopher Pezza

Consultant,
Demand Generation

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Gregory Miller

Attorney,
Wilson Sonsini

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David LeBlanc

Channel Strategy & Marketing Manager,
Microsoft Canada

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