A Fireside Chat with Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston

Virtual Fireside Chat with Saeed Amidi, Plug and Play CEO, and Sylvester Turner, Mayor of the City of Houston.

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A conversation between world-class guests

Houston, the fourth largest city in America, knows about resilience. They’ve been hit by some severe natural disasters in recent years (Hurricane Harvey, back in 2017, dumped 275 trillion pounds of rain on the city area). And yet, with strong leadership and creativity, its citizens have managed to come out stronger and move forward.

Mayor Sylvester Turner has successfully led the city through these crises and he’s also been influential in building the technology ecosystem in Houston. Now, they’re facing the COVID-19 pandemic. At Plug and Play, we had the great opportunity to host a virtual Fireside Chat between Mayor Turner and our Founder & CEO, Saeed Amidi.

FIreside Chat

Key takeaways from the conversation

  • The first cases of COVID-19 in Houston
  • Keeping citizens safe while safeguarding the economy
  • The importance of investing in technology
  • Investing in startups and fostering collaboration

In collaboration with the city of Houston

Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States. Back in 2019, Plug and Play opened an office in the city, focused on matching large corporations and startups in the energy sector. 


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