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Wednesday, October 7 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Urban Innovation: How to leverage innovation to address social and community needs | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Panelists from the public sector, non-profit organizations, and start-up businesses will discuss their experiences and approaches to innovation in areas such as housing, education, and economic development. Lunch will be provided and the panel discussion will be followed by tours of Urban Co-Lab, an East Austin community for urban innovators. 

Find out more about Urban Co-Lab here

Tour to follow. 

Please note that while specific speakers may change, the diverse composition of government, non-profit, and start-up founders will remain the same.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by HiredNetSpendIBM BluemixCapital Factory and Techstars. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

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Natalie Madeira Cofield

Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, Urban Co-Lab
A millennial that found inspiration at the nexus of business, community and politics, Cofield has carved a niche for herself as an entrepreneur, advocate, and speaker on all things business and diversity. A converted management consultant, economic fellow, and economic development director she currently serves as the President & CEO of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce and the founder of Walker’s Legacy, a women in business... Read More →

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Stephen Elkins

CIO, City of Austin
Mr. Stephen Elkins serves as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Austin, Communications and Technology Management department, (CTM).  As CIO, Mr. Elkins oversees the Department's use of information technology to improve performance and manage risk across the City's overall organization.  Mr. Elkins leads the Department's enterprise architecture, information systems, information technology governance, and information... Read More →
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Cat Newlands

Cat specializes in: non-profit operations, talent & management coaching, fiscal management, organizational & structural efficiency, program & curriculum development, and training. At Skillpoint Alliance, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization, including staffing & programs. Prior to joining Skillpoint Alliance, Cat was the Program Manager for YMCA of Greater Seattle Foster Care and Crisis Program... Read More →
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John Raymond

CEO/Founder, ImpactLab
John is an educator and an entrepreneur - equal parts idealist and executor. With twenty years experience in K-12 running everything from a high school classroom to an edtech conference to a for-profit SaaS enterprise, John is focused now on ensuring educators' best insights are captured and turned into sustainable programs and enterprises.
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Jeff Wilson

CEO/"Professor Dumpster", Kasitas
Dr. Jeff Wilson is an Environmental Science Professor and Dean at Huston Tillotson University. He is author of dozens of scientific journal articles and is recipient of the University of Texas System’s highest teaching honor. He did postdoctoral work at Harvard and received his PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Canterbury. Jeff is Board president and serves the educational program of the project as... Read More →

Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Urban Co-Lab 1818 E. 12th Street Austin, Texas 78702

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