With tech-inspired startup innovation as the prevailing theme, CyberTECH in partnership with the City of San Diego and ConsenSys will host the first in a series of Smart & Safe Cities Initiative events, starting with the Program Kickoff on Thursday, November 8, at NEST CoWork in San Diego’s Bankers Hill, 5 pm to 7:30 pm.
This initial event will serve as an invitation to locally-based startups, early-phase companies and aspiring entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services as they compete for seed funding.
The evening will include Smart & Safe Emerging Leaders Panel moderated to Smart & Safe Cities Darin Andersen.
Darin Andersen, Chairman of CyberTECH (Moderator)
Dr. Andreas Freund, Blockchain Swiss Army Knife, ConsenSys
Jacques Chirazi, Dept of Economic Development, City of San Diego
Meg Durcan, Marketing Manager, Getaround
Delilah Panio, VP, Capital Formation at TMX Group
The Program Kickoff will be followed by a similar startup showcase kickoff at CyberTECH on Monday, Dec. 3, culminating several months later with the first International Smart & Safe Cities Conference, to be held in San Diego on March 21, 2019. The conference, which will held at the University of San Diego (Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering) and expected to attract international experts in cybersecurity, privacy and smart cities and will feature a 3 month program funded with a $50,000 grant which may include prize money for pitchfest; part of a full schedule of high-level presentations, seminars, panels and guest speakers.
Fall food and beverages celebrating San Diego Beer Week will be served.