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About Conference 2018

Ocean Conference brings faith and entrepreneurship together at one event. For two days in October 2018, over 800 entrepreneurs, small business owners, mentors, investors, students, aspiring entrepreneurs, and more gathered to learn, grow, be inspired, and increase their capacity.

2018 Keynote Speakers

2018 Learning Communities

2018 Pitch Contest

2018 Mainstage Speakers

Here's a glimpse at 2018's lineup!

2018 Learning Community Workshops

Four hours of practical learning from leading experts. Guests chose a learning community to dive deep with on Day One of Conference 2018.

2018 Pitch Contest

2018 Winner of $5,000 Pitch Contest - Emmett Ridge Farm!

OCEAN Conference 2018 took the pitch contest to the next level with live voting and a $5,000 prize. Paid conference attendees were invited to submit a 60-90 second pitch via video and six video submissions were selected by an expert panel of OCEAN investors and mentors. These six finalists received pitch coaching on Day One provided by Paul Heagen, Defining Moments Founder, and Scott Weiss, OCEAN CEO.

Audience vote determined the top three pitches on Day One, and those founders were invited to pitch on the main stage at OCEAN Conference on Day Two. The $5,000 prize winner was announced during the Conference on Day Two.

Thank you to our OCEAN Conference 2018 Partners and Title Sponsor!

This event was made possible by the generous support from our wonderful partners, including this year's title sponsor, International Justice Mission.

Thank you to our OCEAN Conference 2018 Sponsors!