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Technology Ventures

Future of Urban Innovation: Networking

On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Columbia University and the U.S. Department of Commerce hosted the Future of Urban Innovation: Startups, a full-day event featuring speakers and panels from government, academia, industry, and the VC community. Below, see the networking host introductions and closing remarks. For more session videos, audio files, and transcripts, click here.

Hosts include:

  • Hallie Rocklin Applebaum, Open Innovation Specialist, World Bank Group
  • Andrew Byrnes, Chief of Staff, United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Teresa Coaxum, Region II Advocate, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Justin Hendrix, Executive Director, NYC Media Lab
  • John Kymissis, Co-Founder of multiple startups including Radiator Labs, Lumiode, and others; Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
  • Pat Sapinsley, CEO, Watt Not; LEED AP architect; Co-Chair of the Committee on the Environment of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
  • Laura Sheridan, Senior Patent Counsel, Google
  • Brent Stockwell, Co-Founder of CombinatoRx; Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, Columbia University
  • Chris Wiggins, Co-Founder of hackNY; Chief Data Scientist for The New York Times; Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, Columbia University