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Tuesday, April 3 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fireside Chat with Jill Ford: Improving the Quality of Life through AI, Autonomous Mobility, and Robotics

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Hear from Jill Ford about Toyota AI Ventures, a venture capital subsidiary of Toyota Research Institute that invests in entrepreneurs from around the world who share its commitment to improving the quality of human life through artificial intelligence, with a focus on autonomous mobility, robotics, data and cloud.

Jill comes to venture capital from her previous role in economic development as the Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the City of Detroit.  She recognizes the importance that enabling technology innovation can play in driving communities forward. An integrative approach between venture capital and economic development can increase access to capital for entrepreneurs and access to valued technology innovations for residents.

Learn how Toyota AI Ventures is discovering and enabling top AI, robotics, and autonomous mobility entrepreneurs and what you can do to innovate in this space.

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Clarisa Lindenmeyer

Principal, Proximity to Power
President at Proximity to Power // Chief Strategy Officer | Partnerships at Launch DFW

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Jill Ford

Principal, Toyota AI Ventures
Jill Ford is the Principal of Toyota AI Ventures. As the City of Detroit’s Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Jill attracted and grew startups and small businesses in Detroit. She did this by engaging directly with thousands of entrepreneurs throughout the city, observing... Read More →

Tuesday April 3, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Chase Basecamp - Stage A Ross Tower, 500 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201