Join the monthly Community Coffee in partnership with MassChallenge RI and The Greater Providence CTO & CIO’s Group! Network with fellow innovators from these communities, and provide feedback to a featured startup each month who will present for the audience.
Interested in being a pitching startup? Fill out this form and the Venture Cafe team will be in touch.
- 9:00 AM – Check in and enjoy coffee and bagels
- 9:30 AM – Welcome from Venture Cafe Providence, MassChallenge, and the Providence CTO/CIO Group
- 9:45 AM – Presentation from Maggie Bachenberg, founder of Pointz, followed by audience Q&A and feedback
- 10:15-11:00 AM – Open networking
Pointz is a safety-focused mapping app that helps people on bikes, scooters, and other micromobility vehicles find better ways around cities. Crowdsourcing is used to improve the map and reflect real-time conditions. Pointz pre-rates roads on a 1-5 bike friendliness scale based on complex sets of attributes from available datasets. Then riders can submit rating updates and add additional information to the map like bike lane obstructions, dangerous intersections, and more.
MassChallenge is the global network for innovators. Headquartered in the United States with eight locations worldwide, it is the non-profit’s mission to help bold entrepreneurs disrupt the status quo and create sustainable change. Since launching in 2009, MassChallenge has run accelerator programs in 20 countries, supported more than 3,000 startups from around the world, and awarded over $17M in equity-free cash and prizes. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.
About the Greater Providence CTO & CIO Meetup Group
An informal group of local Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officers in the Greater Providence Community. Each week they meet for knowledge sharing and roundtable discussions around relevant tech topics and challenges.