Jake Rishavy

VP, Innovation/Denver South Economic Development Partnership

Co-Founder/Colorado Smart Cities Alliance

Jake Rishavy has led innovation efforts for Denver South Economic Development Partnership since 2012, creating or contributing to impactful programs supporting organizations throughout the growth spectrum—from startup to scaleup to large enterprise and public sector entities—as they compete in an increasingly technology driven global economy. Among other efforts, Jake is a co-founder and board member of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, a first of its kind statewide, multi-jurisdictional collaborative 501c3 non-profit linking 19 cities and CDOT with a dozen leading global technology companies, numerous universities and three federal research labs to accelerate the adoption of emerging smart cities technologies, policies and practices. Learn more at www.coloradosmart.city