Demos of 100 of the most promising startup solutions to city problems in areas ranging from water and waste to transport and sustainable buildings.
Workshops, panels and office hours to explore topics from funding, partnerships, policy and procurement.
Founders recognized by their peers and a $50,000 investment.
We’re here to help founders connect with the people who can help them to help make cities better.
In 2014, participants came from 32 cities in the US, EU and Africa.
Participants represented startups, venture funds, local government, real estate developers, global technology firms, retailers, non-profits and individuals passionate about helping startups to solve urban problems.
"What was great about this conference was sharing stories about how to get those first few customers..."
- Alex Pandel , Civic Insight
"One of the things that we really focused on was the type of services, outside of typical funding mechanisms, can be used to help in that first year of operations... It's the make or break"
- Lily Liu, Public Stuff
"I think what Urban.US is doing is really great. I think this is a brand new startup ecosystem of startups trying to solve urban problems, and try to think outside of the box, and really change how governments operate cities."
- Sam Vermette, Transit App
"[This team] put an incredible event together."
- Ludovic Roche, PWRstation
We are currently interviewing attendees with a focus on founders, funders, and cities. You can see a breakdown of last years attendees here. And you can see the full attendee directory here : http://www.smartcitystartups.com/2014/mobile.html#/people
The purpose of the Summit is to gather a core group of the leading UrbanTech founders to meet each other as well as 150 or so enablers (city officials, investors, partners, etc) to share experiences, knowledge, and relationships. We're expecting 250 - 300 folks in for the summit. About half will be founders and we are targeting 50 city officials from cities around the US and EU. The rest will be a mix of investors, industry partners, urban leaders, and advisors.
The purpose of the Festival is to raise broad awareness of what the leading UrbanTech startups are up to and to spur new relationships. The founders will be showcasing and doing lightning talks. We are targeting up to 1,000 folks. This mix will be more heavily city officials, urban leaders, and citizens / consumers.