We want to share your technology with our community!
In alignment with the U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ($550 Billion), National Security Strategy, and National Defense Strategy, TechConnect and Smart Cities Connect are proud to partner with the RISE Consortium for the 11th annual Smart Cities Startup Challenge.
Smart Cities Connect will invite top-ranked submissions to give a brief presentation in the Smart Cities Startup Challenge.
Accepted submissions must pre-register and choose one Smart Cities Startup Challenge experience based on organization type:
Discounted Basic Registration (for startups and universities only): $375
Pitch and Exhibit Opportunity (Expo rates here):
Submissions that are not from startups or universities, proposals for expansions of existing companies, spin-outs or research from existing corporations, and other consulting projects must select the Exhibit Opportunity.
Share your technology with experts in government, military and industry. You will have 5 minutes to highlight one of your company's technologies. This will be followed by valuable feedback, questions, and concerns from the experts you want to hear from to take your company to the next level
Demos and Drinks
Enjoy 10 drink tickets that you can share during happy hour in our expo hall. During this time, city, industry, investment, and military leadership will be directed towards showcase tables, one of which designated to your technology. This will help to gain your team additional exposure.
Smart Cities Booth
Upgrading to a booth from showcase table provides your company with a 10X10 station where you can share your technology for the full 2-day exhibition. Along with having a larger area to display your technology, exposition booths have prime placement. Additionally, city, industry, investment, and military leadership will be directed to visit your booth, helping gain your team maximum exposure.
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