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Cities Talking with Startups: A Collaborative Approach to Problem Solving (Room: Community Room B) ADD ME

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Cities are a key to both our technological and sustainable future and a city putting a challenge on the table and inviting startups to help co-solve a problem makes for interesting startup opportunity.

During LSW’18 we have introduced you to entrepreneurial ecosystems, lab cities, cities as incubators, and the growing Smart City opportunities for startups. Let’s now have a conversation about how startups are working and collaborating with cities to co-solve some of our urban challenges. Together we can partner and innovate new partnership models, shared innovation and incubator spaces, deliver smaller real-world pilot initiatives and other approaches to fostering smart city projects that are truly meaningful.

It all starts with a conversation, working together cities and startups could make it easier for businesses to work with municipalities by running pilots before embarking on large-scale public-private partnerships. By engaging the private sector and startups in this conversational manner sparks innovation, rather than simply procuring off-the-shelf products and services.

So, come along and join this conversation between cities, the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, and startups already having collaborative conversations. Las ciudades son la clave de nuestro futuro tanto tecnológico como sostenible y una ciudad que pone un desafío sobre la mesa e invita a las empresas startups a ayudar a resolver ese problema, la convierte en interesante para una empresa. Durante LSW'18, le presentamos ecosistemas empresariales, ciudades de laboratorio, ciudades como “incubadoras”, y las crecientes oportunidades de Smart City para empresas. Tengamos ahora una conversación sobre cómo las empresas startups están funcionando y colaborando con las ciudades para resolver conjuntamente algunos de nuestros desafíos urbanos. Juntos podemos trabajar e innovar nuevos modelos de asociación, espacios de innovación compartidos, ofrecer iniciativas piloto para el mundo real y otros enfoques para fomentar proyectos de ciudades inteligentes que sean verdaderamente significativos. Todo comienza con una conversación, trabajando en conjunto, las ciudades y las empresas startup podrían facilitar que los negocios trabajen con los municipios ejecutando programas piloto antes de embarcarse en asociaciones público-privadas a gran escala. Al involucrar al sector privado y las nuevas empresas se genera innovación, en lugar de simplemente adquirir productos y servicios disponibles en el mercado. Entonces, venga y participe en a esta conversación entre ciudades, la Alianza de Ciudades Inteligentes de Colorado, y empresas startups que ya tienen en el presente conversaciones o planes de colaboración.

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Shawn Lewis

Assistant City Manager, City of Longmont

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Sumanth Channabasappa

Founding Director, The CORE
Sumanth is a technologist and entrepreneur who loves to work on globally impactful innovations that deliver market-based returns. His experiences include leadership & contributions to technologies such as: mobile, broadband, Internet, network security, Voice over IP (VoIP), and the... Read More →
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Dixon Dick

Founder, CEO, Archethought
I lead a smart city startup, capturing and sharing data to enhance community and environmental dialogs. As a 35 year veteran of the technology industry, my experience includes a broad variety of development, leadership and creative roles, enabling me to bring a wide range of perspectives... Read More →

Thursday July 26, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm MDT
Front Range Community College