Smarter Cities

The hardest part of starting up is starting out


Here, you'll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. Having the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources.

All contributors volunteer and work for free, be it jury members, coaches, facilitators, or organizers. They are here for you to build, measure and learn.


Why Smart Cities?


Our rapidly urbanizing world faces large challenges. Cities need help utilizing modern technology to help build holistic, services-oriented, revitalized cities with connected and smarter mobility solutions, energy solutions, buildings, water and waste management, etc. The global market smart city market is estimated to represent 1.5 Trillion USD ($1 500 000 000 000) over the next five years.


Data-driven Solutions


Startups need to build to validate their ideas. To help create smart city prototypes, all teams will have access to a range of normalized datasets and APIs at a Smart City Data Hub.

Results



After a long weekend of intense work, entrepreneurs presented their innovative business solutions in front of the jury and an audience of 150 people. View the presentations, pitches, jury feedback, and results!

Pitches Part 1

Pitches Part 2

The Winners

Schedule



Friday


18:30

Registration

19:00

Food & Networking

19:30

Welcome

20:00

Pitches

21:00

Voting

21:30

Form teams

22:00

Offices close. Beer!

Saturday


09:00

Coffee & Tea

09:30

Begin work

11:00

Brunch

11:30

Schedule Coaching

13:00

Check-in

14:00

Coaching 1/6

14:55

Coaching 2/6

15:50

Coaching 3/6

18:30

Dinner

19:30

Check-in

22:00

Offices close. Sleep!

Sunday


09:30

Coffee & Tea

10:00

Check-in

11:00

Brunch

11:30

Schedule Coaching

12:30

Coaching 4/6

13:25

Coaching 5/6

14:20

Coaching 6/6

15:00

Presentation Prep

17:00

Final Presentations

19:00

Judging and Awards

20:00

Wrap Up!

Jury




Einar Kleppe Holthe

Harald Nissen

Heidi Arnesen Austlid

Jonny Aspen

Jørgen André Nilsen

Kjartan Slette

Sean Percival

Stina Birkeland

Tore Andre Godager

Coaches




Birger Lie

Cilia Holmes Indahl

Håkon Bogen

Ivar Martin Lyngve

Marius Fredriksen

Sigurd Høystad

Sigve Pettersen

Yook Shee

Facilitator




Jernej Dekleva

Organizers




Evin Güler

Gard Jenssen

Ira Egorova

Isabella Persson

Kris Riise

Robert Andersen

Ryszard Rzepa

Silje Marie Flaaten

Stine Christensen

Terje Christensen

Yook Shee

Sponsors




Scalers



A union accelerating the development of smarter cities, enabling new entrepreneurs to co-create solutions for cities' challenges, together with academia, government, industry and civil participants.



Builders



A student incubator at Kristiania University College, promoting entrepreneurship and a multidiciplinary environment for their students. Its environment is living, creative and inspiring - a perfect match for Startup Weekend.


A mobile operator prioritizing openness and collaboration to be able to innovate, keep up with technological trends, and create meaningful products and services together with new partners.



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Worldwide Statistics



23K+

Teams Formed

193K+

Alumni Members

150

Total Countries

2.9K+

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1-min Pitches

Birger Lie (Coach)

Cilia H. Indahl (Coach)

Håkon Bogen (Coach)

A tour with Jay