The 7x Effect will create and improve pathways to success
Students are seven times more likely to enroll in and complete higher education or soft skills training programs after high school if they have any amount of savings set aside for the cause. We want to improve access to higher ed and career success while inviting learners to be a part of a forward thinking, supportive community. After all, Smart Cities start with smart citizens and digital literacy.
Venture Smarter has partnered up with LEAF College Savings and Fiero! (mentor mapping and matching) to launch the 7x Effect, in which smart and innovative businesses contribute 1% of revenues from Smart City implementations into the program that will create and fund savings accounts and mentorship programs for students in low or no income situations.
The 30,000 foot view:
Accounts are set up for young learners
Learners are invited to take advantage of community and educational engagements, rewarded with community contributions into their savings accounts
Family, friends, and donors may contribute into accounts at any time
Accounts are federally insured, interest accumulating, and redeemable for expenses related to higher education and job training
Learners are paired with mentors based on interests and goals to pursue pathways to career successes
More details coming soon. Contact us with questions or to get involved.
What does a smart city mean to you? Councilmember Amy Murray asked our audience that at the Smart Cincy Summit in April of this year. We want to hear from you. Take this 60 second survey and you will be entered for a chance to win two (2) all access passes to the Smart Regions Fall Conference.
Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) transformed their customer experience by automating the real-time collection of multiple data streams into one central location.
smartLINK and Telensa are partnering up in regions throughout the United States to streamline smart city solutions and the integration of the internet of things into our municipal infrastructure.
“Panasonic is one of the iconic brands of the digital era. Combining their nearly hundred year history with our team’s creativity and design capabilities will create remarkable opportunities for innovation,” TransitScreen CEO Matt Caywood said in a statement. “With Panasonic as our hardware, solutions, and integration partner, we will have the chance to bring our human-centric technologies to a national scale.”
Venture Smarter shares Bloomberg’s view that cities will determine the direction of the United States. That’s why Venture Smarter is committed to the philosophy of smart cities and the mission of democratizing smart city planning. Building a smart city is a team effort, but effective leadership is a critical component to any smart city success story.
The first event was held at 1776 in Washington, DC as innovators and investors discussed market challenges and opportunities over lunch and engaging discussions. From there, the group headed to The World Bank to work with World Bank Y2Y leaders to better understand how smart city solutions deployed domestically might compress the time to realization of next generation technology implementations in the developing world.
October is quickly approaching and we are excited to begin releasing details about the first Midwest IoT Showcase where guests will become immersed in all things smart cities and the Internet of things. The event will be the largest Regional Smart Cities Initiative event of the year bringing together key stakeholders to listen, learn, and play.
The Intelligent Community Forum named Melbourne, Victoria, Australia the 2017 Intelligent Community of the Year at the Intelligent Community Awards Dinner on June 6 in Manhattan. The awards ceremony was the conclusion of the ICF’s annual Summit.
$200 million? Smart Cities and collaboration will win Bloomberg's mayoral challenge. On Monday, Michael Bloomberg told the U.S. Conference of Mayors that gridlock in Washington, D.C., has put the onus on the country's municipal leaders to rise to the challenges of today and tomorrow. Bloomberg launched the American Cities Initiative with a promise to invest $200 million to help mayors run their cities, the largest philanthropic investment of its kind. He invited every city with at least 30,000 residents to propose bold new ideas for tackling big problems...
Elected and public officials, academic and business leaders, and community members committed to smart city growth, join us on Wednesday, October 25th for the first Midwest IoT Showcase and Expo complete with team drone races, smart city workshops, and interactive technology experiences.