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400+

Challengers

7

Tracks

70

Finalists

1

Winner

Startup applications are open!

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SMARTER BUILDINGS. BETTER CITIES. FOR EVERYONE.

At Urban Tech Challengers, we are on a mission to pinpoint the most game-changing startups laying the groundwork for future-proof cities. 

If your company creates disruptive solutions that improve city life, this is your chance to put your product or service in the spotlight. Join us and compete for the attention of 100+ VCs & CVCs, global media exposure, and an equity-free money prize! 

To enter, applicants must be innovators fostering the urban tech revolution in one of the seven areas – Construction Tech, Property & Real Estate Tech, Smart Buildings & IoT, Infrastructure & Industrial IoT, Waste & Water, Energy Efficiency or Urban Mobility.

Construction Tech

Construction
Tech

Property & Real Estate Tech

Property &
RE Tech

Smart Buildings & IoT

Smart Buildings
& IoT

Infrastructure & Industrial IoT

Infrastructure &
Industrial IoT

Waste & Water

Waste &
Water

Energy Efficiency

Energy
Efficiency

Urban Mobility

Urban
Mobility

70 FINALISTS. 1 WINNER

TOP-70 companies (10 in each track) will be shortlisted by a panel of industry experts from global corporations, VC firms, ecosystem builders and media partners. 

All finalists will get an invitation to pitch live or virtually at the Urban Tech Forward 2022 event. Taking place on May 24-26, 2022, in Warsaw, Poland, the conference will bring valuable media attention and unique networking opportunities – and you don’t even have to win to enjoy these benefits. 

One company will become the Ultimate Winner of Urban Tech Challengers 2022. Top companies in each track will be awarded prizes.

Timeline

1

Application deadline

April 10
2

Top 70 announced

May 3
3

Top 70 pitches

May 24 - 26 @ Urban Tech Forward conference
4

Top 7 pitches & Winner announced

May 24 - 26 @ Urban Tech Forward conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE – APRIL 10, 2022

Application to the UTC is entirely free and each of the 70 finalist Companies (10 per each track) will be granted 1 free (in-person or virtual) ticket to Urban Tech Forward 2022. May the odds be in your favor!

INTRODUCING FIRST JURY MEMBERS

Christian Jølck

Founding partner @ 2150

Naqash Tahir

Director – Head of Systems – Europe @ PGIM Real Estate

Conan Lauterpacht

Partner @ Sustainable Future Ventures

Thibault Weston Smith

Real Estate Private Equity and PropTech VC. Principal @ Realty Corporation Ltd

Jens Ingelstedt

Investor & advisor @ WeWork Labs & +impact accelerator

Alexander Sommer-Fein

Managing Director @ Peak Pride Management

Ditte Lysgaard Vind

Managing partner @ Lendager; The Circular Way

Jason Whittet

Digital Innovation Lead @ Amazon Web Services

Pramod “KP” Reddy

Founder and General Partner @ Shadow Ventures

Jakob Drzazga

CEO and Founder @ ScalingFunds

Zain Jaffer

Partner @ Blue Field Capital

Tzvete Doncheva

Investor Relations and Platform Manager @ PropTech1 Ventures

We announce new Jury members
every week. Stay tuned!

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