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Thu, Apr 25


MDC Wolfson Building 7 Etcota Room 7128

Sea Change Makers Series - Upstream & Downstream Pollution Solutions

A conversation on innovations addressing nutrient and plastic pollution; alternatives, monitoring, and floating wetlands

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Sea Change Makers Series - Upstream & Downstream Pollution Solutions
Sea Change Makers Series - Upstream & Downstream Pollution Solutions

Time & Location

Apr 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

MDC Wolfson Building 7 Etcota Room 7128, 500 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33130, USA

About the event

Join us on April 25th for our next edition of The Sea Change Makers Series - featuring founders Seaworthy Collective has supported in its startup programs! Our second panel of 2024 will focus on Upstream & Downstream Pollution Solutions, a conversation on innovations addressing nutrient and plastic pollution; from alternatives to detection devices and floating wetlands.

Kyle Lansing, Co-Founder & CEO of StrawFish and Tedx Speaker, was born and raised in Merritt Island, FL, where he developed an affinity for entrepreneurship at an early age, starting his first company at 15 years old. While attending Florida Atlantic University, Kyle Co-Founded StrawFish, a food service disposables and packaging company utilizing biodegradable materials that has grown its footprint across the U.S., Canada, and Caribbean. Graduating from Florida Atlantic University in 2020 with a Bachelors in Business Management, Kyle stayed in Boca Raton, FL to continue working with businesses to tackle single-use plastic pollution on a global scale. In 2024, Kyle was recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 for Social Impact. When not working, Kyle enjoys golfing, traveling, being on the water, and hanging out with friends

Mohamed Said is the Founder and CEO of CASTUS Technologies, pioneering in combating marine pollution through advanced technology, where his engineering and business background and passion for the environment converge to combat oceanic pollution. Mohamed's journey from an engineer to an eco-tech innovator reflects a unique blend of technical experience and a profound commitment to preserving our planet's natural beauty. Beyond the realm of environmental impact, Mohamed is a strong advocate for sustainability and technological innovation, consistently pushing the boundaries of what's possible to achieve a healthier planet. His work with CASTUS Technologies underscores a deep commitment to not just addressing symptoms but tackling the root causes of marine pollution.

Gic Gad is the co-founder of CASTUS Technologies. Gic is a results-driven Product Manager with a passion for creating lovable products. He thrives at the intersection of business, design, and engineering, and has a proven track record of setting up vision and roadmap for the delivery of customer-focused high-impact products, working at companies like Zoom, TPx, and other startups. Before jumping into product management, Gic gained extensive experience across marketing, sales, and partner management. He found his passion for problem-solving and making an impact that improves the world while working in these roles, which led him to his current role at CASTUS, a co-founder and CPO.

Jazmin Locke-Rodriguez Ph.D is the founder of Phytoflora by Green Thumb Strategies. Jazmin is an Environmental Scientist trained in agroecological principles to make our agricultural system more accessible on a local level while increasing the resilience of the soil, water, and ecosystems it depends on. As a South Florida native, she has a special interest in the remediation and restoration of our most sensitive waterways. Her doctoral research at Florida International University investigated floating treatment wetlands that use cut-flower crops to uptake excess nutrients from polluted water bodies while providing a market product to financially sustain the venture. This is one way that she strives to bring together unlikely private-public partnerships to meet the common goal of a more sustainable future.

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