Story excerpt provided by The Columbus Dispatch.
Written by Tim Feran.
The third annual Columbus Startup Week will take particular note of Columbus as the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City competition, with a half-dozen programs focusing on some aspect of the program that will develop the city into the nation’s proving ground for intelligent transportation systems.
More than 70 speakers will be on hand for the event that runs through Friday.
“Coming off Columbus winning the U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge last June, there’s so much excitement around Smart City that we felt Columbus Startup Week was an opportunity to dedicate a whole day,” said Mike Nemeth, chairman of Columbus Startup Week. “Columbus is quickly becoming a hub for startups, and global companies such as Ford are beginning to partner with our community to help drive innovation forward.”
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Originally published May 9, 2017.