Smart Cities Connect  Conference & Expo

MAY 16-18, 2023 | DENVER, CO


Spring 2023 Smart Cities Startup Challenge

Challenge Criteria:
The pitch must be for a new and independent venture or novel technology from a university, non-profit research institution and labs, or a startup at the seed, start-up, or early-growth stage. Plans that include proposals for expansions of existing companies, spin-outs or research from existing corporations, and other consulting projects or analyses will be considered and are not eligible for startup package prices. Licensing technologies from universities or research labs is encouraged, assuming they have not been commercialized previously. Accepted submissions must register for a pitch package based on above criteria and revenues.

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Contact Information

Note: In addition to the contact information, the following information may be made available to conference attendees if organization is invited to participate in program. Please do not include any confidential or proprietary information in your submissions details.

Organization Information

List as you want printed in the program.

Must start with a http:// or a https://, for example:

Technology Details

50 words max.
If Other selected above.
TRL numbers are defined here:
Enter up to 3 technology keywords separated by commas.
Enter up to 3 market keywords separated by commas.
200 words max. What is transformational about this technology? How is it different from existing technologies? What is the potential impact on industry, markets and society?
200 words max. Why should cities be interested in this technology? faster/lighter/stronger/cheaper/efficient, etc.
50 words max. i.e, Prize, Challenge, Accelerator, Award Programs.
50 words max. VC, corporate, angel, grants, etc.
200 words max.
200 words max.
Smart Bases, Buildings, Mobility, Energy, Infrastructure, Networks, Sensors, Big Data, AI, Cyber, Drones, etc.
*A non-traditional defense contractor means an entity that is not currently performing and has not performed, for at least the one-year period prior to the date of this application, any contract or subcontract for the Department of Defense that is subject to full coverage under the cost accounting standards prescribed pursuant to section 1502 of title 41 and the regulations implementing such section.

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