Smart Cities Connect Virtual Conference & Expo
April 13-14, 2021, In Partnership with US Ignite Application Summit

2021 Virtual Smart Cities Connect Startup Challenge Review Panelists

Melissa Burns Melissa Burns
International Security Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
Brad Chedister Brad Chedister
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, DEFENSEWERX

Eric Drummond Eric Drummond
CEO and Founder, Innovation Corridor

Bill Eger Bill Eger
Energy Manager, City of Alexandria, Virginia

Andrew Felbinger Andrew Felbinger
Senior Associate, Urban Innovation Fund

Christine Galib Christine Galib
Senior Director, Programs, The Ion


Sean Hendrix Sean Hendrix
Managing Director, Indiana 5G Zone


Margaret Johns Margaret Johns
Board of Directors, Whidbey Veterans Resource Center
Christine Johnson Christine Johnson
Vice President, One Community One Goal
Tim Jones Tim Jones
Partner, ICI Venture Capital Fund, Innosphere

Catarina Madeira Catarina Madeira
Director of Cleantech Navigate Northeast, New England Clean Energy Center (NECEC)
Robin Mayall Robin Mayall
Director of Information Technology and Strategic Information, Lane Transit District
Joey Money Joey Money
Client Manager, Innosphere Ventures

Bill Muras Bill Muras
Senior Analyst, Energy and Environment Lead, Alytic/US Navy


Jennifer Rocha Jennifer Rocha
Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect
Brett Scharringhausen Brett Scharringhausen
Technology Scout for the Commander, Chief, Discovery & Integration of Science & Technology, US Central Command
Amy Schwab Amy Schwab
Leader, Business Development, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, NREL



For Startup Challenge program inquiries, contact Jennifer Rocha -

 

Past Challenge Finalists Include:

  • 51, San Francisco, CA, US
  • 7AC technologies, Beverly, MA, US
  • 7AC Technologies, Beverly , MA, US
  • Acumentrics SOFC Corp., Westwood, MA, US
  • Agiltron, Woburn, MA, US
  • Algae Systems , Daphne, AL, US
  • Allylix, San Diego, CA, US
  • Alphabet Energy , Hayward, CA, US
  • AlphaGuardian Networks , San Ramon, CA, US
  • Altranex Corporation, Kingston, ON, CA
  • APDM, Portland, OR, US
  • Apex Wind Energy, Charlottesville , VA, US
  • Applied DNA Sciences, Stony Brook, NY, US
  • Aqua Engineers, Honolulu , HI , US
  • Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, US
  • Ascent Solar Technologies, Thornton, CO, US
  • Associated Energy Developers , Plymouth , MA, US
  • Australian National University, Canberra, AU, AU
  • Autonomous Marine Systems, Arlington, VA, US
  • Avaya, Ontario, NY, US
  • Battelle, Columbus , OH, US
  • Blast Control Systems, Kilgore, TX, US
  • Bloom Energy, Sunnyvale, CA, US
  • Bloomgi, Austin, TX, US
  • Bluerise BV , Delft, , NL
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, Arlington, VA, US
  • C-Motive Technologies, Madison, WI, US
  • Calm Energy, New York , NY, US
  • Cambrian Innovation, Boston, MA, US
  • CarbonCure Technologies, Halifax, , CA
  • Caterpillar, Mossville, IL, US
  • Caterpillar , Mossville, IL, US
  • Cella Energy US , Exploration Park, FL, US
  • Charles River Analytics, Cambridge, MA, US
  • Chemica Technologies, Portland, OR, US
  • CODA Energy , Monrovia , CA, US
  • Columbia Power Technologies, Charlottesville, VA, US
  • Commonwealth Scientific & Industry, Newcastle, , AU
  • Community Cars, Pflugerville, TX, US
  • Concepts NREC , Chelmsford, MA , US
  • Cougaar Software, Vienna, VA, US
  • CURB, Austin, TX, US
  • Current Motor Company, Ann Arbor, MI, US
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, US
  • Cythereal , Lafayette, LA, US
  • Design Flux Technologies , Maple Heights, OH, US
  • Digit Group, Collierville, TN, US
  • DPRA, Knoxville, TN, US
  • Dragos Security, San Antonio, TX, US
  • DryWired Defense, Los Angeles, CA, US
  • E3 Clean Technologies, Athens , OH, US
  • E3 Water, Austin , TX, US
  • Eco Waste Solutions, Burlington, ON, CA
  • Edisun Heliostats, Pasadena, CA, US
  • Efficient Drivetrains, Milpitas, CA, US
  • Electrocell Technologies, Colchester, VT, US
  • Electrovaya Corp., Mississauga, Ontario, CA
  • Enel Green Power , Andover, MA, US
  • Energy Solutions, Baton Rouge, LA, US
  • Energy Technologies, Mansfield, OH, US
  • Energy Xtreme, Austin , TX, US
  • Energyfolks, San Jose, CA, US
  • Enervalis, Leuven, , BE
  • EpiBiome, South San Francisco, CA, US
  • EthosGen, Dallas, PA, US
  • EVIK Diagnostic Innovations, Ottawa, ON, CA
  • Farmatic , San Francisco, CA, US
  • FastCAP Systems, Boston, MA, US
  • Fastec Ltd, Wellington, , NZ
  • FireFly LED Lighting, Austin, TX, US
  • FireFly Power , Charleston, SC, US
  • Framergy, College Station, TX, US
  • Gehrlicher Solar America, Annapolis, MD, US
  • Gel4Med, Brighton, MA, US
  • Geli, San Francisco, CA, US
  • GeneFluidics, Irwindale, CA, US
  • General Nano, Cincinnati, OH, US
  • Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, US
  • Go Electric, Anderson, IN, US
  • GS Engineering, Houghton, MI, US
  • Halotechnics , Emeryville, CA, US
  • HDT Global, Fredricksburg, VA, US
  • HEVT, Chicago, IL, US
  • Highwave , Oxnsrd, CA, US
  • Honeywell, St. Petersburg, FL, US
  • HyCarb, Orlando, FL, US
  • Hydro Tasmania, Hobart, TA, AU
  • Hypori Federal, McLean, VA, US
  • IAP Worldwide Services, Alexandria, VA, US
  • Ibis Networks, Honolulu, HI , US
  • Ibis Power, Miami , FL, US
  • Igor, Johnston, IA, US
  • IMET Corp, Southhamptom , PA , US
  • Infra-Tect , Chandler, AZ, US
  • INI Power Systems, Morrisville, NC, US
  • Inkscreen, Austin, TX, US
  • Innocorps Research Corp., Saskatoon, SK, CA
  • Inovi Green, Honolulu, HI , US
  • Inscope Medical Solutions, Louisville, KY, US
  • Integran Technologies, Mississauga, ON, CA
  • Integrated Power, Lake Forest, CA, US
  • Intel Corporation, Dallas, TX, US
  • Intelligent Automation, Rockville, MD, US
  • Intelligent Optical Systems, Torrance, CA, US
  • Intrepid Robotics, Houston, TX, US
  • InvivoSciences, Madison, WI, US
  • ISSAC Corp, Colorado Springs, CO, US
  • ITC, Richland, WA, US
  • ITN Energy Systems, Littleton, CO, US
  • Jamaica BioEnergy , Kingston, , JM
  • Joulebug, Raleigh, NC, US
  • K2 Energy Solutions, Henderson, NV, US
  • Keen Technical Solutions, Reisterstown, MD, US
  • Kelvin Storage Technologies, Poway, CA, US
  • Kinection, Napa, CA, US
  • Kisensum, Oakland, CA, US
  • KAIST, Yuseong-gu, , KR
  • Lamda Guard, Halifax, NS, CA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, berkeley, CA, US
  • Leidos, Framingham, MA, US
  • Leviathan Energy, Stony Brook , NY, US
  • Linnean Solutions , Cambridge, MA, US
  • Lionano, Ithaca, NY, US
  • LLB Consulting, Florence, AL, US
  • Lockheed Martin Corp., Palo Alto, CA, US
  • LuminAID Lab, Houston, TX, US
  • Mackinac Technology Co., Grand Rapids, MI, US
  • May-Ruben Thermal Solutions, Calgary, AB, CA
  • Mercurius Biofuels, Bellingham, WA, US
  • Midas Green Technology, Austin, TX, US
  • Mide Technology Corp., Medford, MA, US
  • Modula S, San Francisco, CA, US
  • MSW Power Corporation, Acton, MA, US
  • MTPV Power Corporation, Austin, TX, US
  • National Instruments, Austin, TX, US
  • National Renewable Energy Lab, Golden, CO, US
  • Natural Power Concepts, Honolulu, HI, US
  • Navitas Systems, Woodridge, IL, US
  • NEOVEL Technologies, New York, NY, US
  • Neural Analytics, Los Angeles, CA, US
  • Neuro Kinetics, Pittsburgh, PA, US
  • Nextek Power Systems , Detroit , MI, US
  • Nexus eWater, Canberra, , AU
  • Neya Systems, Wexford, PA, US
  • NicheVision, Akron, OH, US
  • Nitrozyme , Los Angeles, CA, US
  • PanTher Therapeutics, Boston, MA, US
  • PeakNRG, Carlsbad, CA, US
  • Penn State University, University Park, PA, US
  • People Power, Redwood City, CA, US
  • PerkinElmer , Shelton, CT, US
  • Piedmont Biofuels, Pittsboro, NC, US
  • Plugwise BV, Sassenheim, , NL
  • PolyDrop, Seattle, WA, US
  • Pono Home, Honolulu, HI, US
  • Poseidon Water, Houston , TX , US
  • Power Practical, Salt Lake City, UT, US
  • Pragma Systems, Austin, TX, US
  • Primus Power, Hayward, CA, US
  • ProsumerGrid, Atlanta, GA, US
  • Protonex, Southbroough, MA, US
  • Pvilion, Brooklyn, NY, US
  • QRA Corp., Halifax, NS, CA
  • Quantum Digital Solutions Corp., Marina del Rey, CA, US
  • Radiator Labs, New York, NY, US
  • Real-Time Innovations, Sunnyvale, CA, US
  • RealGreen Power , Honolulu, HI, US
  • REbound Technology, Boulder, CO, US
  • REhnu, Tucson, AZ, US
  • Renovagen, Harpenden, , UK
  • Rentricity, New York , NY, US
  • ReSource BioEnergy , Walnut, CA, US
  • Retroficiency, Boston, MA , US
  • root9B , Colorado Springs, CO, US
  • RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC, US
  • Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, US
  • Sacred Power , Albuquerque, NM, US
  • Saft America, Highland, MD, US
  • Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM, US
  • Santec, Southern Pines, NC, US
  • Saskatchewan Research Counil, Saskatoon, SK, CA
  • SBM Solar, Concord, NC, US
  • SDL Citadel, Dallas, TX, US
  • SEaB Energy Limted, Southampton, , UK
  • SecureWaters, Tullahoma, TN, US
  • Sefaira, New York, NY, US
  • Semantic Designs, Austin, TX, US
  • SensorMetrix, San Diego, CA, US
  • Sharklet Technologies, Aurora, CO, US
  • Sheer Wind , Chaska , MN, US
  • Sheetak, Austin , TX, US
  • Siemens, Edgewater, MD, US
  • Sierra Energy , Davis, CA, US
  • Sierra Nevada Corp., Centennial, CO, US
  • Signature Science, Austin, TX, US
  • SiNode Systems, Chicago, IL, US
  • Sirnaomics, Gathersburg, MD, US
  • Smart Sustainability Consulting , Honolulu, HI, US
  • Smarter Grid Solutions, Brooklyn, NY, US
  • Solar Stik, Saint Augustine, FL, US
  • Solergy , Piedmont , CA, US
  • Solid Power, Louisville, CO, US
  • Southern Research Institute, Durham, NC, US
  • SparkCognition, Austin, TX, US
  • SparkCognition, Austin, TX, US
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA, US
  • Stryke Industries, Fort Wayne, IN, US
  • Suneris, Brooklyn, NY, US
  • Sunfolding , San Francisco, CA, US
  • Sweet Lighting , San Mateo, CA, US
  • Telkonet , Milwaukee, WI, US
  • Terragon Environmental Tech, Montreal, QC, CA
  • Terrajoule Corporation, Redwood City, CA, US
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, US
  • Thermal Storage Systems, Los Angeles, CA, US
  • ThermoLift, Stony Brook, NY, US
  • ThermoVolt Solar, Holmdel, NJ, US
  • TM3 Systemsorporated, Royal Oak, MI, US
  • TNO, Delft, , NL
  • Transformative Wave, Kent, WA, US
  • Ultrasonic Technologies, Wesley Chapel, FL, US
  • UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, US
  • Universit√† di Palermo, Palermo, Italy, IT
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US
  • University of Florida, Gainsville , FL, US
  • University of Miami , Miami, FL, US
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, US
  • University of the South Pacific, Suva, , FJ
  • University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, , AU
  • UV Cleaning Systems , Beaverton, OR, US
  • Varentec, San Jose, CA, US
  • Vigilent, Oakland, CA, US
  • Virtual Technology , Rio Rico, AZ, US
  • VivaLnk, Santa Clara, CA, US
  • Warrior Biojet, Portland , OR, US
  • WegoWise, Boston, MA , US
  • Western Energy Systems, La Mesa, CA, US
  • Williams International, Walled Lake, MI, US
  • Xergy, Seaford, DE, US
  • Yan Engines, Austin, TX, US
  • Younicos AG, Berlin , DE, US
  • Zenogen, Eveleigh, , AU
  • ZeroBase, Ferndale, MI, US
  • Zincair Power Technologies , Squamish, CA, BC

2021 Platinum Sponsor

Sensus

2021 Silver Sponsors

Ameresco
Comcast
ctia
Dell Technologies
E Source
The Ion
Rubicon
Silicon Labs
Siradel
TerraGo
Wartsila
WiSUN Alliance

2021 Premier Partners

Denver
Austin Texas
USIgnite

2021 Supporting Organizaitons

Advanced Energy Economy
aSTEAM
ATIS
ATI
Cityfi
Cleantech San Diego
Colorado Cleantech Industries Association
Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Colorado Technology Association
Dallas Innovation Alliance
Digi.City
Innosphere Ventures
loT Playbook
Marketplace.city
Metrolab Network
Open Connectivity Foundation
Smart Cities San Diego
Smart Columbus
University Of Texas

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