Our Vision and Mission

Cape Fear Ocean Labs will be the globally recognized lead organization in the Cape Fear Region for Blue Tech economic growth and job creation based on scientific discovery, technology development, and commercial deployment.

Cape Fear Ocean Labs is a focused long term Blue Economy 501(c)(3) non-profit initiative to significantly expand business and entrepreneurial activity in, attract investment capital to, and grow a global reputation as a robust applied science and technology deployment hub for ocean and coastal innovations in the greater Cape Fear region. Our mission is to spur new scientific knowledge and technology deployment that drives entrepreneurial ‘problem solving’, advances the economic security of our region, and promotes stewardship of our natural assets. We are a living bridge between smart ideas, sharp people, essential resources, and high-value solutions to support a dynamic locally-anchored Blue Tech business cluster hub.

Board of Directors

Hon. Glenn Anderson
Board Chair

Managing Director, Strategikon Ventures

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Bill Wilson
Board Secretary and Treasurer

Owner, Executive Consultant, Envision Strategies LLC
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Charles Daniels
Board Member

CEO, Nottingham Resource Group
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Diane Durance
Founding Partner

Executive Vice President, Michigan Capital Network
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