US Ignite is pleased to announce the finalists for its Pitch Competition for teams from the US Ignite/AWS Startup Accelerator 2019 cohort.  The final pitch competition features eight teams selected from the twenty invited to participate in this year’s training, which consisted of curriculum from the Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac training for entrepreneurs, mentorship from technical professionals at Amazon, and AWS credits to support their business in Amazon Web Services growing portfolio of advanced cloud technologies.  Teams have been guided by certified FastTrac trainer Randall Olson and promoted within the partnership of US Ignite’s 27+ network of Smart Gigabit Communities.

You are invited to attend the final pitch competition at the Amazon Offices in Washington DC on September 19th. See the ticket link below for location and other information.

Get your free ticket to attend while space is available.

2:00pm – 6:30pm September 19th, 2019.

Selected teams from the training group will compete in lightning rounds for awards from our partners at AWS by demonstrating their innovative use of cloud computing in smart city technology applications.  the event will also feature speakers, and be judged by a panel of distinguished technology, VC, and startup professionals.

Event Highlights:

  • Keynote Address by Lindsey Parker, Washington DC Chief Technology Officer on inclusivity in technology and innovation.
  • A distinguished judges panel of technology, VC and startup professionals.
  • Post-event Happy Hour, where attendees can meet the competitors and the judges following the event, starting at 5 pm at the AWS offices (must be 21 or older to drink).

Street parking is available, Metro travel to Union Station is recommended.

List of Teams

  • Archethought (Longmont, CO) – Monitors for analyzing real-time sound data to develop smarter sound-based civic services.
  • Enpira (Durham, NC) – Energy management solutions for municipal utilities and local government.
  • Helix Health LLC (Kansas City, MO) – Solution to incorporate real-time analytics into healthcare workflows.
  • How’s My Driving (Washington, DC) – An app that facilitates quick and easy reporting of vehicular traffic violations.
  • Niche Giving (Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria) – An app that connects people in the community and local resources to those in greatest need.
  • OrgCentral (New York, NY) – A SaaS platform for systems management of city CRM tools, e-commerce, email, facilities, management, and more.
  • Particle Space, LLC (Kansas City, MO) – An app that enables cities to have 3D models of their buildings and uses 3D mapping technology to show where critical events occur.
  • Saascharge (New York, NY) – A platform that enables cities to build their own electric vehicle charging network with local partners.

We would again like to thank our partners at Amazon Web Services for their outstanding support of entrepreneurs and the growth of smart city services.  Without them, this event would not be possible.

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