10 startups selected and supported by Startupbootcamp Smart City Dubai pitched their ideas (February 28th 2018 ) to partners and influencers in Dubai, marking the end of a three-month period during which the teams refined their products, established customer traction and prepared to go to market.
The startups, working across industries including urban automation & mobility, and smart government, made their pitches to an invited audience at a special Demo Day coinciding with the end of UAE Innovation Month (February 2018). At the event, hosted at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, each team had the chance to present their ideas and products and how they will disrupt the smart city industry.
Announced in May 2017, Dubai Smart City Accelerator at Dubai Silicon Oasis aims to accelerate 40 new ventures over three years (at total cost of AED18 million). The first of its kind in the MENA region, the initiative was launched by the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority in collaboration with six strategic partners: Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (du), Smart Dubai Office (SDO), Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber), Rochester Institute of Technology New York, Orange Business Services, and Visa.