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Tuesday, June 14 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ACRE Launch of the Urban Future Competition for Smart Cities & Smart Grid Start-Ups SOLD OUT
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This is a free event for invited guests and registered NYEW All-Access Pass holders.
On June 14, 2016 at New York Energy Week, the Urban Future Lab / ACRE will launch the 2016 Urban Future Competition, the premier Smart Cities and Smart Grid business competition in New York. Startups with transformative business solutions for global urban energy and sustainability will compete to pitch their solutions to a jury of investors, market partners and customers to win two $25,000 awards, one for each category: Smart Cities and Smart Grid. Winners will also join as members of the ACRE incubator and will be given the opportunity to meet with mentors from the strategic partners and sponsors, including the Smart Grid teams at the largest utilities in NY. The Competition winners will be announced  at the September Greentech Media REV Future Conference. Starting on June 14, see ufl.nyc for more information and to apply.

Attend the Launch at NYEW on June 14th at the Urban Future Lab to learn more about the work of the ACRE incubator at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, to learn about the Competition, and to hear from a panel of Smart Cities and Smart Grid industry leaders and entrepreneurs about the most pressing market needs and opportunities. Startup founders - such as ACRE companies Opus One Solutions, Sealed, Voltaiq and Voyage Control - will share their success stories. The panel will be followed by a networking reception.

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Pat Sapinsley

Managing Director, Urban Future Lab/ACRE
Pat Sapinsley is the Managing Director of Cleantech Initiatives at the Urban Future Lab/ACRE at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. A LEED AP architect, Pat holds a Master’s in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has served on their Alumni Council. She is Co-Chair of the Committee on the Environment of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, a member of the Board of Building Energy Exchange, a... Read More →

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Erika Harris

Partnerships Manager, Urban Future Lab/ACRE
Erika is the Partnerships Manager at the Urban Future Lab/ ACRE, the smart cities and cleantech startup incubator at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. She manages external relations, communications, events and several education programs at UFL. She joined UFL from the GovLab, a research-action center at NYU Tandon that employs advances in data and technology to seek new ways to solve public problems and to make governance systems more open... Read More →
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Eli Leland

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Voltaiq
In 2012 Eli co-founded Voltaiq to develop great data visualization, analytics, and automation tools for the energy industry. They have been running in production at their first customer since mid-2012, and they have received SBIR funding from the US Dept. of Energy and the National Science Foundation. | | The idea for Voltaiq sprang from his work as a cleantech engineer at the CUNY Energy Institute, running a research project funded by ARPA-E... Read More →
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Barton Leslie

Vice President - Americas, Voyage Control
Barton is the Vice President of Voyage Control's American operations and has more than 15 years of business experience. Prior to joining Voyage Control he lived in Hong Kong and headed up business development and strategy across Asia for several leading international law firms. He also founded and launched a successful tech start up in India, and has a broad knowledge of clean tech industries having advised on several projects while working in... Read More →
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Lauren Salz

Co-Founder and COO, Sealed
Lauren is the Co-Founder and COO of Sealed, an energy software startup that is the first and only company to finance home improvements directly with energy savings. At Sealed, Lauren manages the company's software and patent-pending analytics, as well as the recently announced Sealed Pay-As-You-Save fund. Lauren was previously an investment analyst at McKinsey & Company, where she focused on fixed income... Read More →