Mobile technology has the power to make our lives better, and perhaps nowhere is this potential more clearly demonstrated than in large urban areas.
Creating “Smarter Cities” is a massive area of tech interest at the moment, with great focus being placed on how innovative mobile apps and startups can help to improve urban-dweller’s quality of life.
If you’ve got what it takes to help build the next-generation city, then this competition is right up your street!
Smart City Challenge
The Smart City Challenge gives entrants the opportunity to solve a major urban problem through developing an innovative startup; the winner will be rewarded with a whole host of prizes including access to £750K investment to progress their startup.
International venture development studio Venturespring is the main facilitator of the competition, and are delivering it in collaboration with Tech.London and IBM Bluemix™; they all want to see startups that in some way help to improve the quality of life of people who live in city areas.
Should your Smart City startup be named the winner it will be showcased to the world and pitched to investors and VCs from Venturespring’s broad investment network.
What Will the Winner Get?
Access to £750K investment from members of the Venturespring network
Up to £100K of growth support in the form of expert mentoring
A month’s worth of PR
Access and advice from high-profile board members
The use of outstanding marketing and growth hacking resources
Introductions to enterprise partners
Resources to help with Web and mobile design
Worldwide exposure for your startup.
The deadline for submissions to the Smart City Challenge is Tuesday 5th January (extended from the 15th December to give you more time to get to work on your innovative urban startup!)
Mi-IDEA Manchester Networking Event
27th Sep 2016
The teams from CISCO and Manchester Science Partnerships have teamed up to create Mi-IDEA, a post-accelerator designed to foster and nurture digital innovation in the North West of England.