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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 September 27-28, 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

August 16
2

Top 70 announced

September 1
3

Top 70 pitches

September 27 - 28 @ Urban Tech Forward conference
4

Top 7 pitches & Winner announced

September 27 - 28 @ Urban Tech Forward conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE – AUGUST 16, 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 JURY MEMBERS

Christian Jølck

Founding partner @ 2150

Naqash Tahir

Executive Director – Global CIO Office @ PGIM Real Estate

Willem Clappaert

Strategic Business Executive, EMEA Public Sector @ Google

Veronique Hördemann

Investment Partner @ Future Energy Ventures Management

Ditte Lysgaard Vind

Managing partner @ Lendager; The Circular Way

Alexander Sommer-Fein

Managing Director @ Peak Pride Management

Jason Whittet

Digital Innovation Lead @ Amazon Web Services

Idriss Goossens

CEO & Chairman PropTech lab

Pramod “KP” Reddy

Founder and General Partner @ Shadow Ventures

Jakob Drzazga

CEO and Founder @ ScalingFunds

Valentina Shegoyan

Managing Partner @ REACH UK | Second Century Ventures

Diego Santamaria Razo

Vice President of Open Innovation @ CRH Ventures

Tzvete Doncheva

Investor Relations and Platform Manager @ PropTech1 Ventures

Zain Jaffer

Partner @ Blue Field Capital

Nish Patel

General Partner @ Inertia Ventures

Magdalena Chałas

Chief Operations Officer & Investment Manager @ Arkley Brinc VC

Thibault Weston Smith

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

Conan Lauterpacht

Partner @ Sustainable Future Ventures

Michael Ewert

Global Head of Data & BI Solutions @ JLL Technologies (JLLT)

Andrew Knight

Global Data & Tech Lead @ RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)

Mathias Flattin

Partner, MD of Proptech & Contech @ Axeleo Capital

Arne Allewaert

Managing Partner @ Amavi Capital

Yann Azran

CEO @ Mobility Maker

Jens Ingelstedt

Investor & advisor @ WeWork Labs & +impact accelerator

Mike Sigal

General Partner @ Explorador VC

Sebastian Peck

Partner @ Kompas VC

Dominik Zalewski

Partner @ Urban Impact Capital

Robert Grygorowicz

Investment Associate @ SpeedUp Venture Capital Group

Joseph Appleton

Digital Editor @ bee smart city GmbH

Carlos Tamayo

Innovation Manager @ City of Colorado Springs

We announce new Jury members
every week. Stay tuned!

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Futurae Media is the fastest-growing organiser of international conferences and trade fairs focusing on new technologies. Our team seeks to disrupt the traditional approach to industry events by creating category-defining tech-powered trade shows across a wide range of industries – from energy to digital health to food technologies, and many more.

In light of global sustainability challenges, Futurae Media is on a mission to unite all stakeholders — corporations, venture capital funds, innovators, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders — in an effort to address sustainability through the power of technology.

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