Dr. Tobias (Toby) Stapleton is a recognized leader in New England’s Blue Economy ecosystem. He currently serves as the chair of the Blue Venture Forum, the first blue technology-focused venture capital forum in the United States, President of the Marine & Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN) and is the co-founder of the Blue Innovation Symposium, New England’s largest blue technology conference.
Toby is an experienced executive and entrepreneur who has held senior leadership roles in private, non-profit, and academic organizations. Today, he supports founders and c-level executives to help them develop go-to-market and technology commercialization strategies. Toby also advises policymakers, economic development officials, and legislators on issues related to growing and sustaining blue technology ecosystems. He obtained his PhD and master’s from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Toby has an MBA from Suffolk University and a bachelor’s from Bryant University.