Twin Cities Startup Week 2021 Twin Cities Startup Week 2021
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Future of Our Cities Track

Sabina Saksena
Founding Member of Smart North and CEO of Cytilife

Founder/ Owner of Cytilife

Tom Fisher
University Of Minnesota, Director of the Minnesota Design Center

Tom Fisher is the Director of the Minnesota Design Center at the College of Design and a professor in the School of Architecture.

Casey Shultz
BETA, Executive Director
Tayo Daniel
Aeterna, President/ Co-Founder

Tayo Daniel helps brands speak authentically to their communities

Tuning in virtually? Watch live on Hopin on the Stage here. 

The Future of Our Cities Track of Twin Cities Startup Week is being hosted by Smart North and sponsored by MnDOT. Prepare to be inspired as we discuss the future of Livability, Mobility, Sustainability, and Workability and all the opportunities that exist for disruptors in the space. Food and beverage will be provided during the event.

Attend this track in person or participate from the comfort of your home or office through Hopin. IN-PERSON CAPACITY: 35 people. 


7:50 am - Opening Remarks

8 AM - Reimagining Our Cities in the Post-Pandemic World (Hybrid)

9 AM - Transforming Livability and Equity Through Technology (Hybrid)

9 AM - Reimagining Partnerships in Placemaking and Urban Planning (In-person)

10 AM - Digital Equity - The Next Great Equalizer (Hybrid)

11 AM - Tackling the Affordable Housing Crisis Through a New Investment Strategy (Hybrid)

11 AM - Future of Mobility Tech & Research Showcase (In-person)

12:30 PM - Shark Tank Reverse Pitch Competition (Hybrid)

2 PM - The Re-emergence of Place-based Entrepreneurship (Hybrid)

2 PM - Entrepreneurial Roundtable (In-person)

3 PM - Investing in Our Collective Futures! (Hybrid)

4 PM - Bringing the Future Forward, Fast! (Hybrid)

4:45 PM - What's your Blueprint for becoming Future Ready? (Hybrid)