Entrepreneurship in the Blue Economy

A curated event series created to help you gain exposure, build your network, and grow your business.

SEND KELP CHALLENGE

THE SPRING SEAWEED HARVEST

Sesame Seaweed Noodles: An ASF recipe favorite, click here to view.

This experience created in collaboration with:

Atlantic Sea Farms
STAY HEALTHY BY EATING KELP, AND YOU JUST MIGHT WIN!

 

The #SENDKELPCHALLENGE is a mulit-week, purpose-driven call-to-action during Covid-19, culminating in a live session on May 7th at 4pm with the industry's finest and a couple truly special guests. It was created to encourage:

  • EATING HEALTHY

  • SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES

  • AND LEARNING MORE ABOUT THIS EMERGING MAINE INDUSTRY

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Follow @neoceancluster and @atlanticseafarms on Instagram and Facebook

  • Starting April 14th, post a STORY on either platform with a photo or video of your favorite way to enjoy kelp! Smoothie, salad, your own recipe? The sky is the limit and we want to see it! Embrace your inner chef!

  • Tag @neoceancluster, @atlanticseafarms, & #sendkelpchallenge and we'll excitedly monitor #WFH style while our kids scream behind us

  • Join us for our LIVE webinar on May 7th at 4pm, with the Atlantic Sea Farms team alongside some incredible guests. We'll talk about the 2020 kelp harvest, explore how operations have changed, and we'll announce a randomly selected a winner of the #sendkelpchallenge.

  • Register for live event here!

  • THE PRIZE: A $75 Atlantic Sea Farms Gift Card redeemable at www.atlanticseafarms.com (Contiguous US only). 

NEED HELP GETTING KELP?

 

Excited to participate but fresh out of kelp? Well you're in luck! Atlantic Sea Farms is currently offering FREE SHIPPING to all of New England! Place an order online for yourself, a family member, a friend, or a colleague and bring the #sendkelpchallenge to a porch near you! 

LIVE SESSION REGISTRATION

 

Join Atlantic Sea Farms, the New England Ocean Cluster, as well a couple distinguished guests for a virtual session. We'll chat about the 2020 harvest, how seaweed operations have changed, and what we're all looking forward to in the coming months. This event is all ages and open to everyone, not just those that posted to social media! We hope you can join us! 

Registration is free and we'll send you a link a day before the event! See you on May 7th at 4pm.

MEET OUR GUESTS
  • Briana Warner

    President/CEO

    Atlantic Sea Farms 

  • Jesse Baines

    Sales & Marketing Director

    Atlantic Sea Farms 

  • James Crimp

    Kelp Supply Director

    Atlantic Sea Farms 

  • Greg Perkins

    Lobsterman & Grower

    Stockton Springs, ME

FEATURING BARTON SEAVER

 

Alongside Atlantic Sea Farms, we're thrilled to welcome Barton Seaver as a guest contributor to our live session coming up on May 7th. We'll chat about the 2020 harvest, how operations have changed, and what we're all looking forward to in the coming months. This event is all ages and open to everyone! You won't want to miss this!

 

"Barton Seaver is one of the world's leading sustainable seafood experts and educators. Before leaving the restaurant industry to pursue interests in sustainable food systems, he was an award-winning chef leading top seafood restaurants in Washington, DC. After traveling the world with the National Geographic Society, he translated his experiences into his leadership in the area of sustainable seafood innovations." Photo and bio courtesy of bartonseaver.com.

ATLANTIC SEA FARMS

 

Our founders created the first commercially viable seaweed farm in the United States in 2009, with the goal of diversifying how our coastal waters are used and providing a domestic, fresh, healthy alternative to imported seaweed products. Now, more than ever, we need food sources that can positively impact the economic and environmental health of our coastal communities. Here in Maine, climate change is already making landfall, and our future depends on finding new ways for lobster fishermen to work on the water while improving the health of our oceans.

We identify, and work with, fishermen throughout the coast of Maine to help them start their own kelp farms. We provide technical assistance to help these farmers get farm leases, set up their gear, learn how to seed and harvest, and support their business planning. We also provide free seeds to all of our farmers. These folks are the soul of our business and we are proud to introduce you to them.

 

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Welcome video with Jesse Baines and Briana Warner.

By participating in the #sendkelpchallenge, you give permission to the event organizers to post and re-share your content. All content re-sharing is at the discretion of event organizers. To be eligible to win, you must tag @neoceancluster, @atlanticseafarms, & #sendkelpchallenge  with your posts. Winner will be chosen at random during the virtual event. No exchanges and not refundable for cash. Excludes Alaska and Hawaii.

The “Entrepreneurship in the Blue Economy” series was created to share the stories of ocean-focused ventures in Maine. As is true with business incubation in general, this series endeavors to give both budding and established businesspeople a platform to share their story, an opportunity to cite particular areas of need, and an environment to connect with a supportive and engaged audience. Each meeting will vary in size and location, particularly as we navigate COVID-19, but all will weave together elements of experiential learning, open discussion, and professional networking into a dynamic session. With this series, the New England Ocean Cluster and its presenting sponsors the University of Maine Graduate & Professional Center and Eaton Peabody are seeking to initiate a dialog that is inclusive, supportive of growth, and fostering of strong relationships.

Presenting Sponsors:
Venue Sponsors:

Due to COVID-19 we aren't at a physical venue currently, but it's the thought that counts!

Community Collaborators:
  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • Twitter - Black Circle
  • LinkedIn - Black Circle

BUSINESS INFO

 

Monday - Friday: 8:30 to 4pm 

68 Commercial Street

Portland, ME 04101

Phone: 207-560-5850

Email: info@newenglandoceancluster.com

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CONTACT

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