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Wednesday, May 9 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Smart City Startups -- Meet The Founders

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We've heard a lot about the objectives and strategies of building a smart city from the Smart Columbus team, but what about the startups themselves?

Join us for a panel with founders of smart city technologies. We will discuss what opportunities are present, the challenges apparent in smart city efforts, and how to best build technology with the future in mind.

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Jay Clouse

Founder, Unreal Collective
Jay is a writer and entrepreneur from Columbus, Ohio. Jay fell in love with building products through his first software startup, Tixers, which was acquired in 2015. After a stint in product management at a venture-backed healthcare startup, Jay founded Unreal Collective in 2017... Read More →


Bo Cheng

President and Co-Founder, Altovista Technology
Bo has over 10 years of technology experience providing software, logistics, and manufacturing solutions for Fortune 500 companies and municipalities such as Ryder, Landstar, Android Industries, and the City of Detroit.
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Ettore Ciampa

Innovation Project Manager, American Electric Power
Ettore Ciampa has 10 years experience in the energy industry leading cross functional business teams dedicated to building, improving and maintaining AEP’s power generation portfolio. Ettore also contributed as a leader and change agent for implementation of AEP’s capital excellence... Read More →
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Ryan Prestel

CEO, JadeTrack
Our mission is to empower people to create impact by making complex data simple. We believe sustainability is the result.Every watt of energy, or gallon of water your company uses costs money. JadeTrack's technology allows you to manage your business'​ bottom line and your resource... Read More →
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Will Zell

CEO, Nikola Labs
I am a Founding Partner and CEO of Nikola Labs, a wireless power company with technology that will revolutionize the way devices are powered. I wake up every day excited to work with a great team of technologists and world-class business leaders to build the leading brand in wireless... Read More →

Wednesday May 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Elevate Stage at Vue Columbus (aka Chase Basecamp)