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Smart City Startups 2015 Participants

People and companies participating in Smart City Startups 2015. Register to meet them in Miami at

Leonard Diplock, VP Corporate Development, Direct Energy

As VP Corporate Development for Direct Energy Services, Len is responsible for strategy, mergers & acquisitions and new business development.

Len joined Centrica in 2002 as a member of the Corporate Strategy & Development team based in London, England. Len came to Direct Energy in 2005 as Head of Corporate Strategy and then joined Direct Energy Services in 2010 where he managed the water heater rental business. Prior to joining Centrica, Len was a strategy consultant with Bain & Company, a global management consultancy.

Len holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Management from Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. When not at work, Len enjoys spending time with his two children, as well as skiing and rowing.

Direct Energy

As one of the largest energy and home services providers in North America, Direct Energy prides itself on staying ahead of the curve with developments in these industries to anticipate the needs and wants of our customers.


ENTIQ designed and delivered the Cognicity Challenge,a pioneer project that identifies and accelerates the development of smart city technologies, transforming Canary Wharf into a smarter, more sentient city.

EDF Group

The EDF group, a leading energy player, active in all major electricity businesses.

Fontinalis Partners - Investing in the future of mobility

Fontinalis uniquely invests in technology companies improving next-generation mobility.

Omidyar Network

Omidyar Network creates a world of positive returns by investing in entrepreneurs and their visionary ideas that create opportunities for people to improve their own lives.

Kapor Capital

Kapor Capital is the venture capital investment arm of the Kapor Center for Social Impact based in Oakland, CA. We invest in seed stage tech startups that generate both economic returns and positive social impact. We believe diversity in tech is a strategic priority to the industry.

Silicon Valley Bank

Provides diversified financial services to emerging growth and mature companies in the technology, life science, private equity and premium wine markets.




Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Microsoft CityNext

Microsoft CityNext empowers people to make cities safer, smarter, healthier, and modern.

BMW i Ventures

We are seeking start-ups with the potential to create a lasting impact in the area of mobility services, primarily through cooperation with the BMW i brand.

Boston Global Ventures

VC firm supporting early-stage high-impact technology companies.

Jabil Circuit Inc

Jabil's worldwide locations provide the business advantage that companies need to be a change agent in their industry rather than simply adapt and respond to change. With over 90 locations in 23 countries, Jabil's locations enable our customers to solidify market leadership and expand global reach and growth.