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Smart City Challenge- Create a startup that improves urban life.


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


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?Smart City Challenge


  • 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

  • Acceleration resources

  • 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!)


Full details of the competition and how to enter can be found over on the Tech London website.  


Good luck to all, and fingers crossed the winner will be someone from our very own Startacus community.


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Published on: 30th November 2015

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