Austin Civic Solutions Reverse Pitch – Part 2
October 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree
Austin organizations responsible for civic services and infrastructure will share their top challenges and priorities in need of solutions
Austin Civic Solutions Reverse Pitch – Part 2 Agenda
1:00pm – 1:15pm | Introductions
1:15pm – 1:45pm | Workshop: Funding & Business Model Tutorial for Sustainable Smart City Projects
1:45pm – 4:00pm | Reverse Pitch Presentations
4:00pm – 4:30pm | Workshop: Design Thinking Tutorial for Creating Smart City Projects
4:30pm – 6:00pm | Post Event Networking – Location TBD
Smart cities solutions can help improve the quality—health, safety, mobility, sustainability, and more—of cities through data analytics that support decision makers and civic professionals. However, smart city solutions are relatively new, complex, and require detailed understanding of cities and issues. Solution providers frequently pitch their research and business ideas generically to many cities, so city staff and civic organization leaders are used to hearing generic solutions about complex issues that are specific to their communities.
At the Austin Civic Solutions Reverse Pitch, we are taking a new approach to better serve Austin. Government entities and civic organizations that serve Austin will share their top issues and desired outcomes so that solution providers—vendors, researchers, civic action groups, etc.—can learn how to develop and tailor effective solutions to achieve these specific outcomes. The Civic Solutions Reverse Pitch – Part 1 featured presenters from the City of Austin, Travis County, Downtown Austin Alliance, Austin Chamber of Commerce, the Housing Authority for the City of Austin, and Central Health. The Civic Solutions Reverse Pitch – Part 2 will feature presenters from the City of Austin, Capital Metro, Austin Energy, and more. The full agenda will be available closer to the event date.
The Reverse Pitch events series is about understanding Austin civic issues and desired outcomes. We have a follow up event on November 12, 2019 where solution providers will present, discuss, and demonstrate potential solutions to the top civic issues and priorities in Austin. At the Austin Civic Solutions Showcase and Expo solutions providers–vendors, startups, researchers, and more–can present and demonstrate their solutions to achieve outcomes presented at the Civic Solutions Reverse Pitch Events and/or the strategic plans of civic service organization & government agencies (e.g., the Austin Strategic Direction 2023 report for the City of Austin).
At the Austin Civic Solutions Reverse Pitch – Part 2, in addition to the Reverse Pitch presentations, we will be hosting two workshops.
Workshop One – Funding & Business Model Tutorial for Sustainable Smart City Projects: from revenue sharing to crowd sourcing to grants to city funding to foundations and more—have been used to seed and sustain smart cities projects, and this will help you decide which might apply to your projects
Workshop Two – Design Thinking Tutorial for Creating Smart City Projects: how to use design thinking to design a great project, considering all stakeholders and implications, and maximize chances for success
For updated information visit our website at austincityup.org/civicsolutionsreversepitch
If you are interested in presenting at the October 22nd Reverse Pitch or the November 12th Showcase & Expo please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.