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Smart Cities Connect Startup Challenge

smart cities challenge

The 2017 Smart Cities Startup Challenge provides the opportunity for startups creating smart cities tech solutions to pitch and interact with an esteemed panel of judges, including venture capitalists, city officials, business executives and thought leaders. The top submissions will do a 3-minute pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A session with the judges. Learn more here


Chris Augeri, CEO and Co-founder, Drive Spotter

Jack Al-Kahwati, CEO, Lattis

Apu Kumar, CEO, LotaData

Jim Keravala, CEO, OffWorld, Inc

Daniel Farb, CEO, Head of IP, Pioneer Valley Renewables LLC

Travis Knepper, Founder & CEO, RideHop, LLC.

Mark DeSantis, CEO, RoadBotics

Thomas Dickey, CEO & President, Sensco, Inc.

David Boston, COO,

Felicite Moorman, CEO, StratIS  (@felicitemoorman@stratisiot)

Chris Memmott, Founder/CEO, Vault RMS, Inc

Alexander Kapur, Co-Founder, Tolemi

Chris Ripley, CEO, SmarterSorting

Anya Babbitt, Founder and CEO, SPLT

Review Panelists:

Krishna Srinivasan, Founder & General Partner, LiveOak Venture Partners  (@krishnasrini@liveoakvp)
Sara Brand, Founder & General Partner, TrueWealth Ventures  (@truewealthvc)
Kerry O'Connor, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Austin  (@kerry_atx@austintexasgov)
Christine Primmer, Principal, SJF Ventures  (@sjventures)
Brett Hurt, Co-Founder, BazaarVoice and Data.World  (@databrett@bazaarvoice)
Andrew Therriault, Chief Data Officer, City of Boston  (@therriautphd@cityofboston)
Steve Welch, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board, Dreamit Ventures
Kip Harkness, Deputy City Manager, City of San Jose  (@kipthinks@sanjoseinfo)