San Diego welcomes tech entrepreneurs to its 2019 Smart and Safe Cities Initiative
Designed as an open invitation to startups, early-phase companies and aspiring entrepreneurs, SmartCityEDU is designed to be a showcase for the latest cybersecurity solutions, Internet of Things, and Smart City products and services based on Blockchain technology.
Initially launched in late 2016, San Diego's Smart & Safe Cities Initiative is a broad public-private collaboration of more than 1,000 technologists and entrepreneurs. The initiative's prime objectives are to improve the region's energy independence, empower consumers to use electric vehicles, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and encourage economic growth.
In addition to the City of San Diego, the event's lead presenters are CyberTECH, a San Diego-based coalition of startup and early-stage tech companies and entrepreneurs; and ConsenSys. Additional support comes from SDG&E, Cooley LLP, UC San Diego, Cal State San Marcos, San Diego Workforce Partnership, and Getaround.