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#1MCAVL is taking it to The Collider on May 9th & 16th! We're so grateful to the Collider team for hosting us over the next two weeks. Not only is The Collider a powerful nonprofit innovation center focused on catalyzing market-driven climate solutions, they also provide co-work space for local entrepreneurs and companies supporting environmental & climate science innovation. This space is teeming with innovation, change-making, and collaboration, and we couldn't be more thrilled to spend a few mornings amongst all the activity.

This week we're hearing from FernLeaf Interactive CEO, Jeff Hicks. Records for climate & weather losses were shattered in 2017 - and all indicators point to a future that is even more extreme. Our cities have a choice: adapt to the change we're already seeing and thrive, or fail to plan proactively and put untold resources and lives at risk. In order to adapt, our cities need a way to quantify and localize complex global threats in order to maximize their budgets dealing with the challenges they face.

FernLeaf Interactive and UNC Asheville's National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC) have formed a public-private partnership that helps cities build resilience to the climate threats. The NEMAC-FernLeaf Collaborative is soon releasing a new product called AccelAdapt that is informed by their experience working on the US Climate Resilience Toolkit and on multiple municipal resilience planning projects throughout the Southeast. AccelAdapt provides customers with living and actionable quantitative vulnerability and risk assessments powered by their local asset data.

Join us to hear Jeff talk about how they’ve transformed an internal product that made their lives easier into an external-facing product that has the potential to save lives.

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Join us t#1MCAVL is taking it to The Collider on May 9th & 16th! We're so grateful to the Collider team for hosting us over the next two weeks. Not only is The Collider a powerful nonprofit innovation center focused on catalyzing market-driven climate solutions, they also provide co-work space for local entrepreneurs and companies supporting environmental & climate science innovation. This space is teeming with innovation, change-making and collaboration, and we couldn't be more thrilled to spend a few mornings amongst all the activity.

This week we welcome James McMahon, co-founder & CEO of The Climate Service

The Climate Service (TCS) uses world-class science and technology to help companies and the financial services industry measure, monitor, and manage the financial impacts of climate change on their business models. TCS is creating a new product category - climate risk analytics - with a mission to help organizations understand how much a changing climate is costing them right now. his week at The Collider!

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Local home - grown tech start - up company with a target of developing projects to assist youth and young adults with better safety options and resources.