So what do Oaks, Bulls, the Queen - and State of Place - have in common? North Carolina! Namely, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Durham, and our COO, Michelle Woodhouse, respectively. And we're conquering all three of these amazing cities. Today, Michelle is sharing some exciting news about State of Place and why we're poised to make the Silicon Valley of the South Smart(er) and more walkable starting later this May! Find out more below.
So why North Carolina??? Without further ado, we are thrilled to announce that we have accepted an offer to join the Charlotte-based Joules Accelerator, focused on connecting Smart City startups to cities thirsting to adopt more innovative approaches to citymaking (and in our case, using data to make the investment case for better places and of course maximize livability and ROI while at it - sound like you, but you don't have the great fortune to be in North Carolina, don't fret, try out State of Place right now, below!)
We are one of eight smart cities startups selected to join their Cohort 3 Catalyst Program that includes: Athena Power, Chanje, EverCharge, Local Roots, ZapGo, 3DFS and Atom Power. Joules has partnered with the City of Charlotte, Duke Energy, and the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster to develop a 3-month program to connect our cohort with investors, industry networks, universities, and advisors. The ultimate aim is for the startups to land pilot projects with Charlotte, the Triangle Cities, Duke Energy and other relevant prospective customers in North Carolina. Yes please! We are beyond pilot-tested, already making an impact in over 15 cities in the US and Europe and looking forward to making SMARTer, walkable places a reality in North Carolina.
Personally, I’m super pumped because I’ve enjoyed getting to know Charlotte (loving the delish BBQ) since my parents relocated there from California two years ago. We’ve also had North Carolina roots with several State of Place team members - interns and ambassadors based in Charlotte and Durham. This state is well-known for being first in flight and the center of innovation, which is an exciting place for us to build networks and relationships (and a great reason for me to visit my family - win, win)!
I will be representing State of Place during the catalyst program in Charlotte and Raleigh on May 16-18 and July 25-27, meeting with prospective customers and partners - cities, real estate developers, business improvement districts, regional governments, planning/architectural firms, and universities.
Are you based in Charlotte or the Triangle Cities and want to learn how our State of Place predictive analytics platform can help you make awesome (walkable, livable, sustainable) places? Email us and let’s meet over some sweet tea! City of Oaks, City of Bulls and Queen City - let’s get it (awesome places) done!
Can’t wait until I’m in town? Or, perhaps you aren’t in North Carolina and still want to learn more? Book a free consultation with us or get started using State of Place today by signing up below!