Meet the Cohort

The Gulf Blue Navigator program offers blue technology startups a chance to operate in a unique region of the United States, characterized by a complex body of water. The Gulf of Mexico presents distinct challenges and conditions, which allows startups to explore new applications and refine the capabilities of their platforms. Additionally, startups can enrich their experience by interacting with individuals who already confront these challenges daily.

Mythos AI

Developing advanced automation and self-driving for vessels to increase the resiliency of our waterways and solve the workforce shortage. (HQ: Florida)

Levanta Tech

Developing a versatile drone that can float on the ocean, collect data, and fly swiftly on demand. (HQ: Missouri)


Creating dual-use passive acoustic sensing to protect biodiversity, reduce effects of anthropogenic noise on marine life, and enhance ocean safety and security. (HQ: Massachusetts)

Seasats, Inc.

Developing high endurance, modular construction, and portability combine with a user-driven UI and easy payload integrations to create a uniquely powerful uncrewed surface vessel package. (HQ: California)

V2 Forensics

Developing innovations to access, extract, decrypt and parse data logs with high detail. The results are a single platform to reduce complexity and time when investigating uncrewed vessel activity as well as advance cybersecurity. (HQ: Mississippi)

Oscilla Power, INc.

Developing an advanced wave energy converter that can power an uncrewed vessel and unlock the tremendous renewable energy potential of the world’s oceans. (HQ: Washington)
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We’re all in the same boat!
The Gulf Blue Navigator program partners are essential to the success of the startups. These partners have been unwavering in their support by providing workshop hours, mentorship, introductions, and financial aid for the program. The result? A thriving ecosystem ready to support the growth of the Blue Economy on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.

“We are thrilled to be working with the Navigator startups as they surf the leading edge of the Blue Economy. We’ve worked together to establish new customers, acquire federal contract vehicles, solve supply-chain challenges, and forge new business-to-business partnerships.”

Joel Lawhead | Project Manager for the Unmanned Coast US Small Business Administration Regional Innovative Cluster

“It has been amazing to see the level of innovation and technology, both national and international, that Gulf Blue Navigator has attracted to our area. It is certainly a program that will bring in numerous pioneers of blue technology companies and products, as well as several exciting job opportunities and new futures for young people to live and work along our beautiful Gulf Coast.”

Chris Forét | Assistant Executive Director, Coast Transit Authority

“It has been exciting to share my beloved Mississippi Sound and Northern Gulf of Mexico with the cohort. This region has some of the greatest biodiversity in the world deserving of more study and protections. Seeing these bluetech businesses embrace the inclusion of conservation into their products will help advance oceanic scientific research.”

Holley Muraco | Director of Research, Mississippi Aquarium