Throughout this year, KC Digital Drive is building and launching two gigabit apps as part of the Smart Gigabit Communities grant (get background here), a year-long event series designed to help us navigate the app lifecycle process, from initial ideation to deployment. The SGC program is managed by US Ignite, our long-time collaborator who is driving innovation in smart cities across the US.
Our Gigabit Workday has four main components:
Gigabit Coworking (10 am - 6 pm)
Bring your team to the Google Fiber space for some unstructured work time with other gigabit apps working in Kansas City
Lunch ‘n Learn (11 am - 1 pm)
Keynote by Scott Turnbull, technical lead for US Ignite, about the smart city Digital Town Square we are building
Panel discussion with Scott, Kate Garman from the KCMO Office of Innovation and Jonathan Wagner, our local DTS technical lead and founder of Big Bang
Office Hours (by appointment)
One-on-one project advising with Scott Turnbull, Mozilla and KC Digital Drive
Reverse Pitch / Project Showcase (4 pm - 6 pm)
An opportunity for corporate partners and community stakeholders to pitch problems and opportunities; and an opportunity for existing teams to present their current work and appeal for additional help.
You're a member of the start-up group. Brand new to the entrepreneurial world, your ideas and energy will take you far. Welcome to the family.
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You're a member of the main street group. Your entrepreneurial spirit brings people together, providing your customers with a more personalized service.
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