BRIDGE SF 2016: Demo Day - City of the Future
In conjunction with the San Francisco Mayor's Office, the University of California, Berkeley, and City Innovate Foundation, we are pleased to make this “call for startups” to present in this year’s Demo Day on:
Tuesday, September 6th from 10am - 1pm
at Microsoft’s Reactor @ 680 Folsom St. in San Francisco.
You should participate in the BRIDGE SF Demo Day:
It is our goal to promote the people, ideas and technologies at the cusp of disruptive changes to those that can help make them a reality. This includes joint ventures and partnerships with leading multi-national corporations, as well as seed and venture funding for those startups ready to take it to the next level.
→ Submissions must be received by August 1st with participants confirmed by August 15th and all materials received by August 25th.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND PRESENTATION GUIDELINES:
Startups will be selected in 3 primary categories within the Smart City framework of making cities more livable, productive, and resilient through technological innovation and public-private partnership:
MOBILITY / TRANSPORTATION
Despite many technological advancements and infrastructure improvements, congestion and safety concerns continue to cause great anxiety and frustration, and current systems leave many under-served and fall short in meeting the problems of tomorrow. Are you one of the startups working on the next big disruption in the ways we travel and ship?
CONNECTED CITIES / IoT
If there's one thing we can all agree on it's that connected and coordinated systems have greater potential than silos. The vast potential in the Internet of Things is no different, especially when it comes to our shared spaces and public data, where cities are both paramount producers and the largest users of IoT solutions in infrastructure, optimizing daily operations and enabling a whole new level of services for their citizens. We welcome IoT startups helping connect cities and citizens for the public good.
The actualization of Big Data's potential will take place in the private sector, giving rise to new ways of doing business and making existing businesses better able to serve their clients; and it will benefit cities by making streets safer, infrastructures more efficient, and new urban developments better planned and implemented; while also powering even deeper insight and refined guidance from academics and institutions. We are looking for startups that can help secure, distribute and analyze all this information.
To qualify, startups must meet the following milestones: