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Julie Angus

Open Ocean Robotics
CEO and Co-Founder
Julie Angus is the CEO and co-founder of Open Ocean Robotics, a company that provides ocean insights using their proprietary solar and wind powered autonomous boats, which travel our oceans for months at a time collecting ocean data. Their mission is to make it cheaper, easier and safer to understand our oceans, allowing ocean researchers, offshore industries, and governments to operate more effectively and safely, and protect our oceans from challenges like climate change and overfishing.

Julie is the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean from mainland to mainland and a recipient of the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award. Explore Magazine listed her as one of North America’s leading adventurers and in 2016 Canadian Geographic named her one of Canada’s Greatest Women Explorers. Prior to forming Open Ocean Robotics, Julie cofounded Angus Rowboats, a company providing robotically-cut kits for a variety of human-powered craft and sailboats, and worked in venture capital, technology transfer and business development. Julie received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from McMaster University and her Masters of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of Victoria.

She is a recipient of the McMaster University Young Alumni Award, University of Victoria’s Distinguished Alumni Award, IEEE N3XT Star Award and a Fellow of Canadian Geographic.