Administrator Forum – Accelerator and Entrepreneurship Workshop
Presenter: Rachael Miller, Founder, Rozalia Project
Going from running an ocean protection organization on the ocean to manufacturing an object to protecting the ocean from the mountains of Vermont required that we learn techniques from the startup/entrepreneurial world. This interactive workshop will wrap up the Admin Forum with the best Tall Ships member-relevant tips and techniques Rozalia Project/Cora Ball’s Founder, Rachael Z Miller, learned participating in a series of accelerator and incubator programs as she and her team made the Cora Ball, a microfiber catching laundry ball, a commercial reality.
Rachael Miller is the Founder of Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean and Co-Inventor/CEO of Cora Ball. Rozalia Project is a nonprofit whose mission is to clean and protect the ocean. It launched in late 2009 and works on marine debris using the strategies of: cleanup, education, innovation and solutions-based research. She is also the Founder/CEO and part of the design team for the Cora Ball, a human-scale, consumer-based solution to microfiber pollution working to share the problem and solution with people all over the world. Rachael holds a USCG 50 ton Master’s license and captains the 60’ sailing research vessel, American Promise. Her academic background is in marine studies and underwater archaeology. She lives in Vermont and loves to ski as much as sail.