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FastForward Cuyahoga

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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
  • Dr. Michael Petersen, Clinical Health Innovation Lead, Accenture


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, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio – Innovate Ohio
5:30PM – 7:00PM Networking

Click here to learn more and register!


Global Center for Health Innovation
1 St. Clair Ave., NE
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
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(216) 920-1450