DAVID GILFORD

Bio
David advises private and public sector organizations on the intersection of technology, policy, and cities. Prior to his work as a Principal at HR&A Advisors, he was a Senior Director at Intersection, an urban technology company backed by Sidewalk Labs, and had been Vice President for Urban Innovation & Sustainability at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. David also serves as a mentor to startups through incubators and accelerators, including the Urban Future Lab, Urban-X, and Dreamit Ventures.

Company
HR&A Advisors

Role
Principal, Urban Technology (advising govts/companies/developers on tech in the real world)

Skills

  • Accessing local economic development programs, incubators, incentive programs, etc.
  • Facilitating interactions with governments, from cities-as-customer to approaching regulators to making a credible case for the positive impact products will have on citizens.
  • Sanity-checking business plans, go-to-market strategies, and financial projections.