A Curated Conversation with Seaworthy Collective's Daniel Kleinman for Ocean Day

Jun 6, 9:30 PM – Jun 7, 1:30 AM

Oaklyn, 3333 North Federal Highway, Oakland Park, 33306

Dive into the world of BlueTech during this immersive fireside chat with Daniel Kleinman of Seaworthy Collective as we celebrate Ocean Week 2024 and the United Nations' World Ocean Day 2024.

In-person event
Fireside Chat

About this event


  • Limited attendance
  • Who: Daniel Kleinman, Founder & CEO Seaworthy Collective
  • What: Fireside Chat, Pitch Consultation
  • Where: Oaklyn, US1 & Oakland Park Blvd
  • When: Thursday, June 6th, 

This event is our second of three planned Accelerator Demystified events for the year.

Join us as we celebrate Ocean Week 2024 and the United Nations World Ocean Day 2024 with an exciting and immersive fireside chat led by Gina Marrone and featuring Daniel Kleinman, the visionary Founder and CEO of Seaworthy Collective. This special event will dive into the innovative world of BlueTech, exploring the intersection of ocean conservation and cutting-edge technology. Engage in a dynamic discussion and gain insights into the future of our oceans and the groundbreaking solutions being developed to protect them.

Daniel Kleinman brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this fireside chat. With a career that includes piloting and designing marine robotics for prestigious institutions like Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Bluefin Robotics, as well as serving as a US Navy contractor, Daniel is at the forefront of marine innovation. Holding degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Exploration Science, and having honed his design skills at Stanford's d.school, Daniel has been recognized globally for his contributions to ocean science and innovation, including being named a 30 Under 30 by the University of Miami and a Future Climate Leader by the Aspen Institute.

Seaworthy Collective, under Daniel's leadership, is a pioneering Miami-based nonprofit dedicated to fostering BlueTech entrepreneurship and building an inclusive community for ocean and climate impact. Their mission aligns perfectly with the goals of Ocean Week 2024, which takes place from June 2–8 and the United Nations World Ocean Day 2024 taking place on June 7.  This event will spotlight the ocean's significance and the innovative solutions being developed to safeguard its future.

About Daniel Kleiman
Daniel Kleinman is the Founder and CEO of Seaworthy Collective. Daniel’s career spanned piloting, testing, and design for marine robotics – from ocean science and exploration at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to naval research at Bluefin Robotics and as a US Navy contractor. Daniel has a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, a Master’s in Exploration Science from University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, and a design and systems thinking background from Stanford University’s d.school as a University Innovation Fellow.

Daniel has been recognized as a 30 Under 30 by the University of Miami, a Future Climate Leader by the Aspen Institute, a TEDxBoston Planetary Stewardship speaker, and the youngest Laureate of Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy.

About Gina Marrone
As a serial entrepreneur in the maritime industry, Gina brings over 15 years of achievement in operational leadership, revenue generation, and enhancing the customer experience. Her journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. She has had the privilege of working alongside visionary leaders and innovative teams to confront the complex challenges inherent in the entrepreneurial journey in both the maritime and high tech startup ecosystem. In 2020, when the Miami tech ecosystem began heating up, her career trajectory shifted towards Venture Capital. Following her submission of an investment thesis on the potential to invest in maritime technology, she secured a role as a Venture Partner at Hive Hatch. Since then, she has extended her influence as a Techstars Mentor and currently spearheads community efforts for Founders N' Funders in Florida.

About Seaworthy Collective

Seaworthy Collective (501c3) is a Miami-based BlueTech (ocean and climate impact innovation) entrepreneur support organization and community. Our mission is to make BlueTech accessible and inclusive.

About Ocean Week 2024
Ocean Week 2024 takes place from June 2–8 and will highlight the threats to marine habitats and species, and offer solutions for solving them. The week will help people understand the benefits of the ocean and the dangers it faces, remind people that there are many species that need to be protected, and remind people to keep beaches clean for everyone to use. 

About The United Nations World Oceans Day (UN WOD) 2024
The United Nations World Oceans Day (UN WOD) 2024 will take place on Friday, June 7, 2024, and will be a hybrid event with in-person and virtual components. The event will be hosted by the United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs (DOALOS), in partnership with Oceanic Global. 

About our Venue Partner Oaklyn: A Vibrant Campus.

The tallest building in the area, with unparalleled rooftop views of the city skyline and Atlantic Ocean, Oaklyn provides a unique new perspective on modern living.

Surrounded by an eclectic mix of restaurants, retail and office space, Oaklyn's dynamic campus offers something for everyone. 
Our amenities—including a stunning rooftop pool & deck, indoor/outdoor fitness center and unique maker’s space—will keep you entertained day and night.

Parking is free at Oaklyn's multi-story parking garage. When you arrive, our volunteers will lead you to the Rooftop Community Center.

We are proud to support our local entrepreneurs and are grateful for their sponsorship. 

About Our Food Sponsor

Our official event food sponsor is Perry Wings FTL. Perry Wings is innovating the culinary arts with fresh new flavor combinations that will please and titillate your palate.

About Our Liquor Sponsor
QuikLiq is the first Black-owned alcohol delivery company. Through our innovative, tech-enabled delivery platform, we aim to make the process of buying alcohol more safe, accessible, and convenient for customers of legal drinking age. In addition to enhancing the customer experience, we partner with local liquor stores to help modernize their antiquated business practices and establish a formidable digital footprint.

Curated Conversations Experience:
Our curated conversations are unique opportunities for the guest and audience to engage in conversation in a controlled environment away from large crowds. We subscribe to the notion that it's better to be heard than be herded.

  • Captivating Guests
  • Catered Meal
  • Curated Audience
  • Consultation Session

Once registered, if you elect to participate in our Consultation Session please send a four to five-minute pitch deck, company logo and description to marc(at)startupgrind.com. 1 Finalist will be selected.

Check out what happened


  • Daniel Kleinman

    Seaworthy Collective



  • Gina Piscitelli-Marrone

    Founders N' Funders

    South Florida Lead




June 6 – 7, 2024
9:30 PM – 1:30 AM UTC


9:30 PMWelcome & Networking
10:15 PMFounders Live FTL
11:00 PMCharly Esnal Fireside Chat
11:45 PMDaniel Kleinman Fireside Chat
12:15 AMAudience Q&A
12:20 AMSpecial Presentation
12:25 AMConsultation Session
12:30 AMAccelerators Demystified Panel
1:15 AMAnnouncements & Farewells


  • Marc Lissade

    Startup Broward/Startup Grind

    Executive Director/Fort Lauderdale Director


  • Marc Lissade

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Jason Dukes

    Captains Chair Coaching


  • Eric Gaines

    Startup Grind


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