SEAMOR Marine to Receive Major Funding from Canadian Government

Announcement in Victoria regarding Vancouver Island recipients of the Women Entrepreneurship Funds. (left to right: Terry Deakin (Founder of INEO Employment Counseling Inc), Toni Desrosiers (Founder of Abeego Design Inc.), the Honourable Mélanie Joly (Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie) and Inja Ma (Owner & CEO of SEAMOR Marine Ltd.).

Nanaimo-based SEAMOR Marine Ltd. is receiving an investment of up to $100,000 from the Women Entrepreneurship Fund offered by the Government of Canada. Among only three companies on Vancouver Island, SEAMOR Marine joins approximately 200 other women-led businesses across Canada to receive this funding.

2 SEAMOR WEF Photo 2 Inja MaInja Ma, Owner & CEO (left) with Chinook ROV designed and built by SEAMOR

Ms. Inja Ma, Owner and CEO of SEAMOR, attended the announcement of the Women Entrepreneurship funding in Victoria, BC on Monday May 13th. “I am thrilled to have SEAMOR be selected for this opportunity,” says Ma; “We have been recognized locally as being an important contributor to the local economy and business community.”

One of only a few companies in all of Canada that develop remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), SEAMOR Marine has quickly grown over the past decade to offer a line of inhouse designed and assembled observation-class ROVs as well as a wide range of accessories and integrations.

3 SEAMOR WEF Photo 3 Headquarters in NanaimoSEAMOR Marine headquarters in Nanaimo, BC.

“Our team is proud as a Canadian company to promote our unique underwater ROVs in a global market and continue to grow as an innovative leader in our industry. This funding will help boost the marketing process for SEAMOR: when potential customers are more easily able to find us and see our products, we know that we will win them over with our attention to quality, competitive pricing and attentive customer service.” said Ma.

The Federal Government is dedicating $20 million directly to women entrepreneurs through the Women Entrepreneurship Fund, part of the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, which will provide support to grow their businesses and facilitate their pursuit of opportunities in markets abroad.

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