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Showcasing top startups working to improve urban infrastructure & creating smarter, resource-efficient cities thru innovations in urban tech. $5K cash prizes.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 06:00 PM    Cost: $5
NYU Center For Urban Science, 370 Jay St, 12th Fl, Brooklyn

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The Make It In Brooklyn Smart Cities pitch contest showcases a top selection of NYC's startups working to improve urban infrastructure & create smarter more resource-efficient cities through innovations in urban technologies.
Five finalists will pitch to a panel of judges. One winner will take home a $5,000 cash prize, no strings attached.
A $5 ticket gets you beer & snacks & time to network with NYC startups & entrepreneurs, investors, & folks from the Brooklyn tech ecosystem.
Stand by for updates on the startups & judges.

Do you have a Startup? Want to Apply to Pitch?
If your startup is contributing towards increased citizen engagement, hard infrastructure, social capital & digital technologies that make cities more livable, resilient & better able to respond to challenges, then we want to hear from you! Applications are open to startups that have a new & original business venture that targets a smart city issue & is able to demonstrate potential for scale & positive impact. We recognize that the smart cities topic is broad. We want to hear about urban technologies that are contributing towards improved & more resource-efficient air quality, food & agriculture, clean energy, fighting climate change, retrofitting & building energy efficiency, real estate technology, digital infrastructure, mobility & transportation, waste management, supply chain, big data & analytics, & more.

Applications close on Thursday March 1st at 4pm EST.

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The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership sits at the heart of Brooklyn's innovation economy. The Make It In Brooklyn initiative seeks to highlight & showcase the thriving entrepreneurship community on our doorstep.


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