FastForward Cuyahoga

4/25/2019 2:00pm, EDT - 5:00pm, EDT

On April 25, 2019, some of the most innovative civic leaders and civic-minded entrepreneurs will come together in Cleveland to spark cultural and mindset change in Cuyahoga County. Join together with people like you - people passionate about making Cleveland a thriving "Smart City."

Civic-Minded Startups

  • Randy Cole, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Ownum
  • Mark DeSantis, CEO & Founder, RoadBotics
  • Leah Lizarondo, CEO & Founder, 412 Food Rescue
  • Arik Bronshtein, CEO & Co-Founder, UrbanLeap

Innovative Civic Leaders

  • Lee Haller VP of Operations at JetPack Workflow and Former Director of the City of Pittsburgh’s Innovation & Performance Department
  • Denise Linn Riedl, Chief Innovation Officer, City of South Bend
  • Mark Patton, VP of SMART Columbus
  • Warren Flood, Corporate Affairs Manager - Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Microsoft Cities Team


2:00PM - 2:30PM Arrival and Registration
2:30PM - 2:35PM Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive
2:30PM - 3:00PM STiR Startup In Residence
3:00PM - 3:15PM Cuyahoga County Innovation Programs
3:15PM - 4:00PM Innovative Civic Leaders Panel
4:00PM - 4:15PM Break
4:15PM - 5:00PM Govtech/Smart Cities Startup Panel
5:00PM - 5:30PM Jon Husted - Innovate Ohio
5:30PM - 7:00PM Networking