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Urban technology is a broad category and encompasses startups that operate within a number of other more obviously recognizable sectors, including construction tech, IoT, energy efficiency, big data, prop tech and more. It becomes a little easier to understand what urban tech means when you know about who urban tech actually is. With that idea in mind, here are some of the leading voices in this new movement that is transforming the way we live in and interact with cities.
Handling and manipulating patient information is critical for health tech startups, but, in dealing with patient medical information, known as protected health information (PHI), startups must be well-versed in how to remain compliant. In this webinar discussion, we will break down the various components of HIPAA, including the privacy rule, the security rule, and the breach notification rule. We will also discuss what HIPAA applies to, the consequences startups can face when health information is wrongfully disclosed, and other issues startups commonly face.
Voiceitt, the Israel-based developer of translation technology for people with speech disabilities, closed $2 million of funding with investors Cahn Capital, Amit Technion, the venture unit of the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology, Quake Capital Partners, Dreamit Ventures, Buffalo Angels and a number of individuals.
Urban Tech startups have already started to transform the commercial real estate industry. As new and innovative technologies gain wider adoption among key commercial real estate stakeholders in 2017 and beyond, the industry is poised to experience additional significant changes.
Urbanization is a defining process of modern life. More than half of the world’s population now lives in cities, and the number of urban citizens around the world is projected to rise to 66% by 2050. Tech startups will play a critical role in enabling cities to function properly.
Tampa has a lot going for it, not the least of which is the $3B Urban Redevelopment Initiative being led by Strategic Property Partners, a joint venture between Jeff Vinik and Bill Gates’ Cascade Investment. This tremendous undertaking will create up to 9,000,000 square feet of new commercial, residential, entertainment, cultural, and retail space.
Dreamit UrbanTech was created in partnership with Jeff Vinik and his $3B urban redevelopment of the Tampa waterfront (Forbes: Why Jeff Vinik and Bill Gates are Investing $3B in Tampa). Dreamit CEO Avi Savar and Chief Innovation Officer Steve Barsh sat down for a webinar Q&A with Jeff Vinik about the accelerator, the project in Tampa, and the future of cities. Watch the AMA here.