About the Program
Startupbootcamp Smart City Dubai is the leading program supporting innovative companies in the IoT & Connectivity, Urban Automation & Mobility, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Open City Data, Sustainable Cities & Living, Smart Government, and Smart Retail industry.
Our intensive 3+3 month program provides 10 selected Smart City companies with hands-on mentorship from over 100 industry experts, office space in Dubai, seed funding, and access to a global network of investors and corporate partners from across the Smart City industry.
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority in collaboration with du, Dubai Chamber, Smart Dubai, Visa, Orange Business Services, and RIT New York have joined to fund the Dubai Smart City Consortium. These key partners provide expertise, exposure channels, APIs and unparalleled access to their deep Smart City network of industry professionals from around the world.
21 startups from 13 different countries flew to Dubai to participate in our first Selection Days on the 23rd and 24th of October. Startups competed for a chance to secure a spot in the first cycle. The cohort was selected after an intensive two-day evaluation and selection process. During the two days, each team participated in mentorship sessions where they exchanged knowledge, and discussed business opportunities.
Key Focus Areas
IoT & Connectivity
Open City Data
Urban Automation & Mobility
Sustainable Cities & Living
Oct 23 - 24
Why join the program?
An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.
Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from business model canvas, lean methodology to fundraising
Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers
Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries
Over 100 carefully selected mentors from Smart City industry who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions
Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic coworking space for the duration of the 3-month program
€15,000 in cash per team to cover living expenses during the program
Perks & Discounts
More than €500K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others
Alumni Growth Program
Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni only events, deals and tailored introductions
Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading Smart City conferences and events
Meet most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world
A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees
Startupbootcamp SmartCity Dubai has partnered with the industry giants: du, DSOA, Orange Business Services, RIT, Smart Dubai, Dubai Chambers and Visa to provide the expertise, exposure channels, and access to a network of industry professionals that most early-stage Smart City startups would not be able to access otherwise.
The program is led by Todd Obrien, using his extensive background to focus on startups developing technology for the Smart City industry.If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that any information submitted in an application is completely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of our organization.