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About Us

Seaworthy Collective was created in 2020 in Miami, Florida, to empower a community of current & aspiring ocean entrepreneurs, known as Sea Change Makers, to innovate for regenerative ocean impact. Seaworthy co-creates & crowdsources startups to develop collective ocean innovation pipelines at scale, partnering with local incubators & accelerators to tailor their programs to serve them. Seaworthy builds these pipelines through its venture studio & pitch competition programs, democratizing & diversifying opportunities for interdisciplinary ocean innovation & entrepreneurship. Seaworthy leverages a global network of mentors & strategic collaborators, as well as South Florida’s ecosystem of maritime business & research, catalyzing systemic change by empowering 

entrepreneurs to overcome industry siloes & drive the development of a regenerative blue economy that solves, & not just mitigates, the ocean’s greatest problems.

 
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    Our Values:

Authenticity

Novelty

Community

Humility

Open-mindedness

Reliability

Empathy

Diversity

 
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Our Team

 
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Daniel Kleinman

Founder & CEO

Growing up in South Florida, Daniel was surrounded by & captivated by the Atlantic Ocean. Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, focusing on ocean technology. During his time as an undergraduate, Daniel interned with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as an Engineering Assistant and became a University Innovation Fellow. After graduating in 2015, Daniel spent two years as a Pilot & Test Engineer for Bluefin Robotics' Bluefin-21 unmanned underwater vehicles in Boston. Daniel spent the following three years in San Diego as a Contractor for the Navy contributing to mechanical engineering research & development for maritime systems.


After five years in the ocean technology industry, Daniel saw a missed opportunity in the lack of infrastructure to support the development of solutions to positively impact the ocean. Combining his passions for ocean science & exploration, innovation & entrepreneurship, & mentorship, Daniel founded Seaworthy Collective in 2020 to empower current & aspiring oceanographic changemakers. Daniel is thrilled to foster a community facilitating the growth of startups in the ocean science & exploration field. Daniel is also pursuing his Master's degree in Exploration Science at The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School for Marine & Atmospheric Science, & was recently recognized as a Miami Global Shaper.

 

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Giuliana Vomero

Community Relations Director

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Sierra Phillips

Global Outreach Director

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Ben Hone

Marketing Director

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Angela Betancourt

Public Relations Director

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Max Frenkel

Sponsorships & Partnerships Director

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Stephanie Wright

Development Coordinator

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John Cline

Digital Strategy Coordinator

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Alexandra Davis

Business Development and Communications Coordinator

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Stephanie Pipas

Social Media and
Marketing Coordinator

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Emily Yeager

Website Manager and 
Content Coordinator

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Ben Gulmon

Research Coordinator

 
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Contact

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You can email us by clicking the button below or reach out directly at:

Info@SeaworthyCollective.com

 
 

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Seaworthy Collective is a fiscally sponsored 501c3 of the Abundant Earth Foundation. Support us with a tax-deductible donation and help empower sea change!