[SPN-Discussion] Dreamit + AgTech X panel: "The Future of Green Infrastructure" December 11, 2017

Ricky Stephens ristephens25 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 21 14:42:33 PST 2017

 Hello! Wanted to submit this event. Details below + poster attached.


*RSVP:* https://www.meetup.com/Urban-Tech/events/245280363/

*Date:* December 11, 2017

*Time:* 6:30-8:30pm

*Venue:* Agritecture - 40 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

*Moderator:* Elyssa Rothe (Director of Policy & Market Development,
PACENation / Strategy Advisor, AgTech X)

*Panelists:* Gwen Schantz (Co-Founder & COO, Brooklyn Grange); Alan
Burchell (Founder, Urbanstrong); Marni Majorelle (Founder, Alive
Structures); 1 more TBA

*Topic:* "The Future of Green Infrastructure: How Cities Can Utilize
Rooftops to Solve Food, Water, and Energy Challenges"

Join Dreamit Ventures and AgTech X for networking and discussion with the
visionaries who are reimagining urban rooftops for a more sustainable
future. We’re bringing together builders, urban farmers, and policy experts
to explore the state of green roof technology. Advances in green roof
technology has proven to lower energy costs and to reduce carbon emissions.
Cities around the world are adopting measures that require large new
developments to include green infrastructure.

A panel of experts will discuss the state of green infrastructure,
highlighting policy proposals currently being debated by lawmakers, green
roofing startups leading innovation in the space, and the engineering
challenges associated with this technology.

*About the Sponsors:*

Dreamit UrbanTech <http://www.dreamit.com/urbantech> is a leading startup
accelerator for startups that are improving city life. Founded in
partnership with SPP <http://spprealestate.com/>, the joint venture by Jeff
Vinik and Bill Gates' Cascade Investment Group, the program seeks to
identify promising startups with a market-ready product to integrate into
major real estate and smart city projects being undertaken by Dreamit's
customer network. Accepted startups will pitch, partner, pilot, and sell to
dozens of AEC firms, international real estate developers, and city
governments. The Dreamit team looks for startups innovating in fields such
as transportation, construction, renewable energy, IoT, real estate, big
data, and more. These startups share the goal of creating products that
improve city life.

AgTech X <https://www.agtech-x.com/> is NYC's go-to resource for learning,
collaboration, and inspiration in the Urban Farming and AgTech space. They
host classes, workshops, & tours; help newcomers and visitors get connected
to the NYC scene; and serve as an early-stage testing ground for curious
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