Mythos Chosen for Gulf Blue Navigator Cohort

GULFPORT, MISS. (February 16, 2024) – The Gulf Blue Navigator program offers blue
technology startups a chance to operate in a unique region of the United States, characterized
by a complex body of water. The Gulf of Mexico presents distinct challenges and conditions,
which allows startups to explore new applications and refine the capabilities of their platforms.
Additionally, startups can enrich their experience by interacting with individuals who already
confront these challenges daily.

Following the pilot cohort, The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) with the support of it’s
partners, USM’s Research Foundation, NVision Solution’s Unmanned Coast, and Jackson
State University, has selected the Cohort – 1 bluetech startup companies for the Gulf Blue
Navigator. This comprehensive program provides access to local assets to shorten the
development timeline for blue technology startups. Scaling startups will gain market access
while engaging with university, industry, state, and federal partners, and potential customers.

The Gulf Blue Navigator provides access to state-of-the art research facilities, wet-labs, co-
working space, mentors and networking, and year-round access to warm coastal waters.
The new cohort is focused on uncrewed systems. The selection committee started with a pool of
over 260 potential applicants, narrowed the total applicant pool to 16 applicants across 3
countries to select the final 6. Each will receive support for their costs for the program, including
travel to the Gulf Coast over the four-month program.