The evening will include a Smart & Safe Emerging Startups Panel moderated by Darin Andersen.
Darin Andersen, Chairman of CyberTECH (Moderator)
Scott King, Sr. Director, Advisory Services, Rapid 7
Art Neal, CEO, New Media Rights
Ford Winslow, CEO ICE Cybersecurity
Jamar Williams, CEO PromoDrone
CyberTECH, the City of San Diego and ConsenSys are working to build the infrastructure, applications, and practices that enable a decentralized world, are coming together to promote the development secure and safe Smart City projects leveraging Blockchain, Robotics, AI, Cognitive and other technologies to address significant challenges and opportunities technology convergence and inclusiveness.
Therefore, we will initiate a new, virtual accelerator program in San Diego, the Start-Up Lab Competition, with the goal to build a Smart City Start-up Super Highway.
What is the Start-Up Lab?
The Start-Up Lab is a highly structured approach to start-up creation that not only combines a proven methodology but also ensures that there is dedicated funding for the best ideas and teams and that the necessary technology resources for the teams are available.
The objective of the Start-up Lab Competition is to use this as an initiator to strengthen our highly connected ecosystem in San Diego of incubators, educational institutions, funding entities, corporations,
We are currently looking for and are engaging with education partners such as you to collaborate with us to stand up the Education Track of the Start-up Lab competition. The value to the educational institutions lies
in the opportunities for its students, to gain knowledge and experience in cutting edge technology and business models, build a strong network of relationships with other educational institutions, corporations, the City, incubators and funding entities for future career paths through a structured curation process and most importantly, starting their own business supported by a strong support ecosystem.
The 1st Start-up Lab competition will kick off on December 8, 2018 and start formally in January 2019 and will front-end the marquee "Securing the Smart City: International Best Practices" event from March 20th -- 22nd 2019 co-sponsored by the City of San Diego, CyberTech and ConsenSys.
A final pitchfest of participants will be on March 20th with some of the conference VIP guests as judges with local investment entities, as well as ConsenSys Labs & Consensys Ventures present to evaluate investment potential of the MVPs. Winners will be eligible for seed funding. This is but the 1st Start-up Lab Competition, the City of San Diego, CyberTech, and ConsenSys envision this as a regular, recurring event.
We are very much looking forward to speaking with you, discuss in detail how this can provide value to your organization and how you can participate in this initiative and walk this exciting path for San Diego and its people together with us.