As It Happens
March 15, 2021
Free Secure eCommerce for Small Businesses Opening Soon
This Accelerator Program answers the call in the report "Build a Better Normal" by the Silicon Valley Recovery Round Table (SVRR).
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs including businesses and startups) are welcome to apply. The following free services are offered:
Free eCommerce site
Free digital marketing help
Free cybersecurity and privacy help
Free business research and strategy as needed
The Accelerator program is free thanks to a partnership of two nonprofits and an award-winning startup:
Cybertrust America helps 500+ cities and organizations achieve desirable and trusted cyber risk postures with legally defensible strategies and execution. https://www.cybertrustamerica.org/
Elevate the Future provides youth with the resources and support in order to spark their passions and set them up for success. www.elevatethefuture.org/
Qathena, winner of “TOP 10 FOOD TECH STARTUPS 2020” award by Food & Beverage Tech Review, builds an end-to-end order management platform with integrated third-party solutions to provide a single technology touchpoint. https://www.qathena.com/
February 25, 2021
Create a Safe Online Sales Presence - A Free Webinar for Small Businesses
Thursday, February 25 at 3:30 p.m. PT
[As seen on City of San Jose website: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/Home/Components/News/News/2489/4699]
Learn how to sell to new and current customers online, to help your business survive during the pandemic and even grow.
The City of San José and Cybertrust America are offering a workshop at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 to teach you how. You’ll learn how to create an online store with secure payment options, cybersecurity, risk management, data privacy, and security compliance.
You and your customers will feel safe doing business online. In this free webinar, Cybertrust America will also talk about resources to help you set up faster and more affordably. Registration is encouraged for this workshop.
February 24 - 25, 2021
CREATING AN E-COMMERCE EXPERIENCE
[As seen on City of Coral Gables website]
Wednesday, February 24 & Thursday, February 25 at 1 p.m. ET.
Cybertrust America (formerly Adaptable Security (ADA)), with its top industry expertise and experience from Silicon Valley and Big Tech centers of innovation, will focus on creating an online store with secure payment options, cybersecurity, risk management, data privacy and security compliance to ensure customers feel safe doing business with you.
A must watch if you are starting an online business or adding an e-commerce component to your brick and mortar presence.
To register (Coral Gables businesses only):
February 12 - 14, 2021
Cybersecurity Adopters Platform (CAP)
Tackled at Stanford University TreeHacks
Congratulations to our winner, Team TrustChain!
With TrustChain's block chain-enabled content authentication, any organization that uses digital capabilities, large or small, can help each other access good, affordable and reasonably fast security and privacy solutions.
Jointly with venture capital Mitsubishi Electric Innovation Center (MELIC), Cybertrust America sponsored the Best Cybersecurity Hack at Stanford University's annual TreeHacks. The hack has the potential to change the Einstein Insanity in cybersecurity - climbing data breaches accompanied by climbing investments for 15+ years. More at https://treehacks-2021.devpost.com/
COVID-19 Challenges and Innovations - Smart City and Cybersecurity
Smart Cities Post-COVID
City Reboot Areas
4 Main Areas to Invest the $10T Recovery funds
Case Studies: Amsterdam, Espoo, City of Ghent
Speaker: Jose Antonio Ondiviela
Western Europe Director Smart Cities, Microsoft
Innovation Challenges and Opportunities in a New World
A Brief Look into Venture Capital Investments in 2020
Expected Growth Markets
How to Innovate (useful practices)
Speaker: Zafer Sahinoglu
GM, Mitsubishi Electric Innovation Center
Recover: the Backbone of the US Economy
How Is One City Doing It (with Security Baked In)
How Can It Scale
How Can You Help
Co-Chairs in NIST-led GCTC-Smart Secure Cities and Communities Challenge, namely: Lan Jenson, Raimundo Rodulfo, Scott Tousley, and Pamela Gupta
Challenges in Design and Deploy Smart Community Projects
UK Innovation Landscape
Net Positive Impact Community Thinking
Mixed Use Developments
Bruce McLelland, Knowledge Transfer Network, Innovate UK; Ashley Dobbs, Managing Director, inHarmony Agrivillages Ltd;
Phil Pauley, Director, Pauley Empower Immersive Innovations