Technology startups are well known for disrupting and re-imagining the way we shop, share photos, and hail cabs, but what about the built environment? Taking place on Monday, September 21, at 12:30 pm in Long Lounge, 7-429, this panel features four speakers, all MIT alumni, from recent startup ventures that address key issues in building technology in new ways, from an innovative wearable device that adjusts thermal comfort to a community-driven web platform for urban planning discourse. The discussion with include insights from the panelists on both the details of their technological innovations and their experiences in founding and joining startup companies. The panel will be moderated by Les Norford:
- Jaime Gagne is the Principal Building Scientist at KGS Buildings, where she manages and develops KGS’s library of fault detection diagnostics for HVAC systems.
- Sam Shames is co-founder of embr labs, where he is currently Head of Product.
- David Quinn is a co-founder of coUrbanize, a startup that helps cities and real-estate developers communicate with residents.
- David Warsinger is co-founder of Coolify, a national-award-winning startup providing cold storage to the developing world.
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