Why Smart City Startups?

The Festival

Demos of 100 of the most promising startup solutions to city problems in areas ranging from water and waste to transport and sustainable buildings.

The Summit

Workshops, panels and office hours to explore topics from funding, partnerships, policy and procurement.

SCS Awards

Founders recognized by their peers and a $50,000 investment.

Concierge Service

We’re here to help founders connect with the people who can help them to help make cities better.

Who is coming in 2015?

The Startups

The Funders, Cities, and Companies

What past participants say about Smart Startups

Founding & Featured Sponsors

City Sponsors



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Founder Pass

$0 Invite Only
Summit + Festival Booth
Speaking Opportunities
Concierge Experience
Food and Drinks

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Summit & Festival Access
Full-access to all Sessions
Concierge Service
Food and Drinks

Festival Pass

$99 - $499 / month Early Bird Discount ends 12/15/2015
Festival Access
Festival + Award Ceremony
On-site Discounts
Founder Talks

Summit Pass

$998 - $1499 / month Early Bird Discount ends 12/15/2015
Summit & Festival Access
Full-access to all Sessions
Concierge Service
Food and Drinks

Frequently Asked Questions

Who participates in Smart City Startups?

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 is the ratio of companies, investors and government folks attending?

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

What is the purpose of the Summit?

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.

What is the purpose of the Festival?

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.