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Building 92, 4th Floor

63 Flushing Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11205

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IGNITE NYC: Business Strategies for the City of Tomorrow is taking place at Smart Cities NYC´17.

Once you register for Smart Cities NYC´17 conference and expo, you´ll receive a code in your confirmation email with which you can register for any of our workshops. You cannot sign up for workshops without registering for the Smart Cities NYC '17.

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Whether you’re an established company or young innovation firm, doing business in New York’s public and private sector marketplaces can be extremely lucrative, but wrought with pitfalls. Join us in workshopping business solutions to address urban problems and successfully enter the New York market. Teams will identify, sell or launch a business that will disrupt incumbent industries in NYC and challenge existing public policy.

Participants will have to decide whether they go to market with, or without, the permission of local government. Learn about the risks and rewards of both strategies. Your approach will be discussed and critiqued by New York’s leading government relations consultants.

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Tom Gray, Senior Vice President at Capalino+Company

Tom uses his experience in city government to assist clients in business development, procurement and RFPs. From 2011 to 2013, Tom Gray served as the Executive Director of the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce. During his time with the Chamber, he was credited with leading the team that revived the sixty-five year old organization. While running the premiere business organization in the heart of Silicon Ally, he worked hand-and-hand with companies like Google, Foursquare, Tesla and other start-up technology firms to promote their missions.

Tom also helped give a voice to the business community and shape important public economic development projects like: NYU 2031, The Chelsea Market Expansion and the revitalization of the St. Vincents campus.


George Fontas, Executive Vice President at Capalino+Company

George has earned a reputation as an innovative public policy and government affairs strategist during his nine years at Capalino+Company. George’s work ranges from managing and advising on ULURP strategy, policy advocacy, and budget lobbying. During his tenure he has secured in excess of $60 million in public sector funding for various not-for-profit clients and successfully advised on more than 45 land use projects including: the Kingsbridge National Ice Center, the Chelsea Market Rezoning, Thor Equities’ Coney Island Rezoning, and Starrett Corporation’s citywide development portfolio.

Jeanne B. Mullgrav, Executive Vice President

Jeanne brings significant experience in both City and State Government and non-profit management to Capalino+Company. In her role as Executive Vice President, Jeanne oversees Capalino+Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Group. In 2002, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg appointed Jeanne as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Youth And Community Development (DYCD). As New York City’s lead agency for administering youth and community programs, DYCD funds experienced community-based organizations that provide after-school programs, train young people for jobs and supports immigrants, among other goals. Previously, Jeanne served as Vice President for the After School Corporation and Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Relations for the NYS Attorney General.

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