Passport Presents Smart City Platform at CED
Passport presented its smart city platform at the CED Tech Venture Conference on Tuesday. The event was held at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The CED Tech Venture Conference is billed as the premier technology event in the Southeastern United States, bringing together innovative minds, entrepreneurs, and investors. At the conference, companies present to a live audience of attendees, highlighting company accomplishments, and growth. The CED was founded in 1984 to help connect entrepreneurs with investors and to provide a network of mentorship and resources for success. The organization also produces an Innovators Report, a scorecard for entrepreneurial activity and data research on startups and early stage growth companies.
Passport, the leading provider of mobile payments for parking and transit in North America, highlighted its success with parking apps, mobile ticketing systems, digital permits, and enforcement software across cities, universities, and private operators. Passport combines these digital technologies into a smart enterprise platform that allows its customers to better connect with the community through intelligent data and communication. The company’s products are used by many of the largest cities including Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Cleveland, Toronto, and Portland.
In addition to mobile payments, Passport also provides electronic discount systems for retailers and merchants to incentive parking and passenger rides. This allows business owners to leverage Passport’s apps to create demand for goods and services.
Khristian Gutierrez, Chief Business Development Officer for Passport said, “Involvement from organizations like CED are such a huge and necessary asset to growing companies. We really enjoyed participating in the event and meeting other like-minded business leaders and investors in the Southeast. We’re thrilled to be building our business in the midst of such a supportive ecosystem”.
Passport has raised over $19 million in capital since its founding and is continuing to grow its base of operations and team to help cities provide smarter technology in the future. Recently, Passport was awarded the mobile ticketing portion of the Miami-Dade public transportation contract in collaboration with the Cubic Corporation.