Nowadays, cities are facing certain challenges in the areas of urban planning, GDPR and privacy, etc. In many cases, traditional approaches fail to deliver necessary results and performance; innovative solutions are required. When implementing such innovations, the city administrations historically relied on the collaboration with large corporate businesses, while leaving SME out in the cold.
This is where we come in.
Our project helps cities and communes to expand their innovative initiatives by involving tech entrepreneurs in the “smart sustainable city development” and the lifestyle of urban population.
WE BUILD A BRIDGE BETWEEN START-UPS & CITIES
About the project
Startup4City is a platform and a framework for EU start-ups that enables large-scale testing and validation of urban applications, and ICT services provided to cities.
In other words, we offer the start-ups an opportunity to scale-up leveraging direct contacts with relevant stakeholders within the local government based on shared understanding of the actionable city agenda.
Learn about disruptive topics related to the development of solutions to a number of challenges the city is facing.
PILOTS & TESTBESDS
Reach potential partner cities, and meet with decision-makers to launch a pilot project.
Explore new areas of potential expansion. Compare regions in terms of willingness to cooperate with start-ups.
Expand your potential in digitalization and adoption of innovative technologies, while meeting with bright ICT scale-ups.
MATCHING START-UPS & CITIES
At Startup4City, we organize various activities and conduct inspirational workshops in order to match tech entrepreneurs offering relevant solutions to the communes with respective needs.
IDENTIFY THE NEEDS
Identify areas of interest, problems and challenges of a city
Support the key decision makers within urban administration in defining the critical pain points
Help shape the city’s offering for start-ups
Identify potential start-ups through networking and match-making workshops
Host meet-ups and expert sessions for the city
Establish the city brand in terms of cooperation with start-ups
ASSESSMENT & USE CASE
Design pilot projects to be implemented in the city for each of the pre-selected start-ups
Assess traction and performance based on the outcomes of the pilot
ANALYSIS & DEMO DAY
Map the technology gaps of the city
Conduct post-mortem analysis of each pilot project in cooperation with the respective start-up team
Jointly with the city, conduct a Demo Day to present successful cases and invite local stakeholders (corporates, VCs, etc.) to a further dialogue with start-ups
Want to be involved or have a business idea to picth? Contact us!
We support cities and communes to expand their innovative initiatives by involving tech entrepreneurs in the “smart sustainable city development” and the lifestyle of urban population.
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