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Wednesday, March 25 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Start-Ups to Watch

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Whether focused on smart energy, transportation or communities, start-ups are springing up seemingly everywhere to address the rapidly changing needs of these markets.
  • What are the hottest start-ups? 
  • Which companies are gaining the most traction in their respective industries?
  • What policies and regulations today are helping or hindering start-up success rates? 
  • What can we do to support a more supportive and innovative climate for start-ups? 

Moderator
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Robert Metcalfe

Professor of Innovation, University of Texas
Bob Metcalfe is Professor of Innovation and Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise in The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering. Dr. Metcalfe was an Inter­net pioneer at MIT starting in 1970 and in 1973 received his PhD from Harvard for “Packet Communication.” He invented Ethernet in 1973 and founded 3Com Corpora­tion (now part of HP) in 1979. | | Dr. Metcalfe has received numerous industry... Read More →

Speakers
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David Carolan

Founder & Chief Catalyst, Solid Green Systems
For 30 years, David has worked to ensure customers get their projects finished on time | | and on budget. His experience includes home building, home renovation, running a real‐estate sales organization and serving as CEO and CFO for several successful technology businesses including accounting software, ACH payment processing, e‐commerce engines and local merchant marketplaces.. Last year he launched yet another company called Build... Read More →
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Dr. George Koutitas

Co-Founder & CEO, Gridmates
Dr. George Koutitas is co founder of Gridmates and the architect of the Gridmates concept. His vision is to mobilize electricity through transacting units of energy. | | Gridmates was founded to expand on and execute this vision and create the world's first cloud platform that enables peer-to-peer energy sharing. | | Dr. George Koutitas is a serial entrepreneur and academic in Computer Science with more than 5 years experience in the... Read More →
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Eric Simone

CEO, ClearBlade
Eric Simone is the founder and CEO of ClearBlade, a rapidly growing software company that develops and sells an enterprise platform for mobile and the Internet of Things. He is an active angel investor and a Venture Partner at Corsa Ventures. Prior to ClearBlade, Eric was the founder and CTO of Compete Incorporated, which sold to Perficient Inc. (PRFT) in May of 2000. Earlier in his career, Eric achieved success in senior engineering, product and... Read More →
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Rebecca Taylor

Venture Principal, Shell Technology Ventures (STV)
At the corporate venture capital arm of Royal Dutch Shell, Becky's role includes identifying, vetting, selecting, and mentoring startups selected for investment by STV. Previously, Becky was Entrepreneur-In-Residence in two bureaus at the U.S. State Department, where she advised on governmental startup and university commercialization engagement. She is a 29-year veteran of the software and semiconductor industries, including working as... Read More →
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Dr. Bartosz Wojszczyk

President & CEO, Decision Point Global
Dr. Wojszczyk is an accomplished “C-level” executive with 20 years of industry experience for global businesses (GE, Accenture, Meralco, Quanta Services) with sales from start-up/early stage incubation to over $2B USD annually. In addition to Decision Point Global, he currently serves as a Business and Technology Advisor to 3 US-based start-up companies; Board Member for Internet of Everything (IoE) Consortium in Philippines... Read More →


Wednesday March 25, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Level M2 | 202 AT&T Conference Center

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