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.

INSPIRING WORKSHOPS

 

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.

SMARTER GROWTH
Explore new areas of potential expansion. Compare regions in terms of willingness to cooperate with start-ups.
MATCHMAKING EVENTS

 

Expand your potential in digitalization and adoption of innovative technologies, while meeting with bright ICT scale-ups.

 

FOR START-UPS

FOR CITIES

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.

1

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

2

SCOUTING

  • 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

3

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

4

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

 
 

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Startup4City Iniciative

 

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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