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This group is operated by City of Richardson, August 2021

The Richardson IQ is a place to create opportunities and connect people to the tools and resources they need to achieve success. We believe that if you have an idea, you have a fundamental right to start a business to make it a reality! In the IQ, we celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship and creative achievements of our Richardson-based inventors and product makers.

We’re all part of the IQ community, and through programming, education, encouragement, and collaboration, we can build an ecosystem of successful entrepreneurs and companies.

You don’t have to live or work in the IQ to be able to collaborate with us. No matter what brings you here, everyone needs a connection. So come join us!

To learn more about the Richardson IQ, visit www.RichardsonIQ.com.

Upcoming events (2)

The IQ Brew: Matt Winser-Johns, Galerstein Gender Center (GGC)

Needs a location

IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL EVENT
The IQ Brew is a networking and educational series featuring short presentations from entrepreneurs, small businesses and subject-matter experts. The goal of The IQ® Brew is to share lessons learned and to have the Richardson business community hear about the successes and challenges faced while starting and growing a business. Come join us for coffee and conversation every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month!

On Thursday, June 9, The IQ® Brew will feature Matt Winser-Johns, Director for the Galerstein Gender Center at The University of Texas at Dallas. Matt has worked in Higher Education for over 16+ years and loves working with students, staff and faculty. UT Dallas is currently ranked #1 in Texas and #19 in the nation for LGBTQ-inclusivity, based on the latest Campus Pride Index ranking which is a national benchmarking tool for colleges and universities to create safter, more inclusive campus communities.

While your company may be making advancements to recruit a diverse workforce that includes a range of ages, ethnicities, religions and worldviews, creating a culture where people are respected and appreciated requires another level of effort. When employees who are different from their colleagues are allowed to flourish, the company benefits from their ideas, skills and engagement. The retention rate of those workers also rises.

Come learn from Matt about creating affirming and inclusive spaces at work and available resources for you and your company.

About the Galerstein Gender Center
The Galerstein Gender Center (GGC), under the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, has been in existence since 1996. The Center advocates and supports women, LGBT+ people and all communities facing oppression. The Center’s programs are intersectional and delivered through educational workshops, lectures, leadership development, advising, resource referral, celebratory programs and advocacy. The Center also offer scholarships, volunteer opportunities, and organizational advising.

Thank you to our venue host, The Drawing Board!

Agenda
8:30am - Coffee & Networking
9:00am - Opening Remarks
9:05am - Introductions
9:15am - IQ Speakers
9:45am - Q&A

Joining us online? Below is the Zoom link for the session:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85982735944?pwd=K3BsWFp0cllmYnFhZUJhZDc0NjJYUT09
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BIOS:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattwinserjohns1983/

The IQ Brew: Halff Associates - Smart Cities, Innovation, and Sustainability

IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL EVENT
The IQ Brew is a networking and educational series featuring short presentations from entrepreneurs, small businesses and subject-matter experts. The goal of The IQ® Brew is to share lessons learned and to have the Richardson business community hear about the successes and challenges faced while starting and growing a business. Come join us for coffee and conversation every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month!

On Thursday, June 23, The IQ® Brew will feature Richardson-based Halff Associates, Inc., an interdisciplinary planning and design firm that provides comprehensive services that interrelate to all facets of the built and natural environments. Halff has been on the forefront of delivering Smarter Solutions to create innovative and sustainable results for its client communities. Matt Bucchin and Lenny Hughes will briefly introduce the concept of Smart Cities, its trends and benefits, and how technology is influencing and changing our urban environments. It will also highlight exciting examples of innovative technological ideas and opportunities that are already being implemented in areas like the Innovation Quarter or could be in the future.

Come hear from Matt and Lenny and learn more about smart cities, innovation, and sustainability in the Richardson IQ®!

Thank you to our venue host, The Drawing Board!

Agenda
8:30am - Coffee & Networking
9:00am - Opening Remarks
9:05am - Introductions
9:15am - IQ Speakers
9:45am - Q&A

Joining us online? Below is the Zoom link for the session:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84625468499?pwd=LzIzMy84UndRYlB5UTREMU9zdXU3dz09
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Passcode:[masked]

BIOS:
Matt Bucchin Bio
Matt Bucchin, AICP, LEED Green Associate is currently a Regional Practice Leader with Halff Associates, Inc., at the Austin office. He has over 25 years of public and private sector experience at the city, state, and special district levels of government. Over the last 10 years, Matt has worked as a planning consultant and project manager on comprehensive, park, corridor, active transportation and downtown master planning processes and zoning and land development code projects. He also leads Halff’s Smart Cities initiative. Beyond his primary job duties, he has also taken leadership roles for several American Planning Association (APA) initiatives including being the past Division Chair for the APA’s Sustainable Communities Division, founding member of APA’s Smart Cities Interest Group, and project manager for APA’s Smart Cities and Sustainability Initiative (2014-present). Matt has been privileged to speak or lead events at many national, regional, and local conferences over the past decade related to smart cities, sustainability, and transportation, including six of the past eight APA National Planning Conferences [masked]; 2021).
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattbucchin/

Lenny Hughes Bio
Lenny Hughes, PLA, ASLA is a Vice President and Regional Practice Leader with Halff Associates, Inc., at the Richardson office. He brings more than 25 years of experience in master planning and design of parks, trails and bikeway, landscape architecture, project management, bidding and negotiations. Over the past decade, Lenny has led the development of extremely progressive and cutting edge projects. He also has an extraordinary track record with successful grant applications for parks and trails, successfully securing over $100M in grants and funding within the past 10 years.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lenny-hughes-154a7923/

Past events (45)

The IQ Brew: Nita Patel - Founder, Author, Artist

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