This year’s startup weekend focuses on Smart Cities

Got an idea for a Smart City? Kirkland Startup Weekend is the place for you. With 54 hours of creative intensity, ideamakers — like you — will brainstorm how to make cities smarter. That means solutions for reducing carbon emissions, improving education and healthcare, and ensuring clean water and a booming economy.

If you’re up to the task, register online.

The three-day event runs from Nov. 4-6, at Kirkland Google, beginning on the Friday with dinner and a message from speakers Mark Powell, executive director of Bluetooth.

The focus of the weekend this year is applying technology to mitigate the impacts of sprawl on the environment — an issue very familiar to the Eastside. Attendees will pitch ideas on the theme of Smart Cities and teams will form around the top ideas. At the end of the weekend, teams will present to a group of judges with the chance to win prizes.

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