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Smart Cities: Who Benefits?

In an era of connected technologies, many cities are turning to technology and smart city solutions to build more liveable environments. What would it take to build cities of the future in which everyone can live and thrive? We can define the ideal smart city as a place that incorporates technology to make city life more accessible and efficient, without feeling like technology is present. The question then is, accessible for who? A conversation with advocates and innovators of inclusive smart city initiatives and technologies that adopt a people-first approach to benefit people with disabilities and the elderly.
20 Jan '21 12:00 pm Online Remarkable

Pitch Night: GovTech

Startup Victoria is back in 2021 with our first Pitch Night of the year - GovTech! Originally, GovTech could be understood as simply technology for the public - such as public information communications, urban transportation innovations and public resource access. Now, due to rapid innovation and a need to match the accomplishments and tech adoption in the private sector, startups play an important role in digitising and advancing the public sector. With GovTech estimated to be worth $400bn globally, the sector is changing and growing, which results in new and exciting startups coming to the forefront constantly. That's why this February, we're hosting Pitch Night: GovTech to shine the spotlight on this sector and the startups and founders operating within it. On the night, we'll showcase 4 of the best and most ambitious GovTech startups. Together, these founders will pitch their startup on the virtual stage to a room of ecosystem players, fellow founders and expert judges to win The StartupVic Prize Package.  

GovTech Startups

Applications are open to startups solving a public sector challenge. If the Government (local, state or federal) is your customer or your product/service aligns with Civic interests, then this one is for you! Here are some examples of GovTech startups: Citymapper - a mapping platform for cities that uses realtime data to optimise public transport routes for users and transportation authorities. OpenGov - simplifies complex government finances—placing them into easily decipherable charts. She's a Crowd - using crowd-sourced data to make cities safer for women. CloudFarming - using AI to improve farm worker safety.  

Timeline

14 January - Applications open 14 February - Applications close 15 February - Shortlisted applicants announced 17 February - Pitch training for shortlisted applicants 18 February - Finalists announced 23 February - Pitch Night!  

To apply fill in this form by COB 14 February!

23 Feb '21 6pm Online Startup Victoria