Make It in Brooklyn: Smart Cities Pitch Contest finalists announced!
March 08, 2018
Five smart cities startups have been selected as finalists and will pitch for $5,000 and prizes at the Make It in Brooklyn: Smart Cities Pitch Contest on March 21, 2018.
The five finalists (in alphabetical order):
Bixby is a real estate technology company that makes it easy for property managers to provide top quality service to their tenants and residents. The platform acts as a productivity tool for property managers, helping streamline communication, work-orders, and payments, while providing a virtual amenity for tenants and residents, creating a better experience that results in higher occupancy and less turnover.
CARMERA, is a real-time, street-level intelligence platform for autonomous vehicles and the built environment. They operate a visual road sensor network built on top of safety monitoring services for professional fleets, to gather updated 3D scene, change detection and analytics data for city streets.
GoKid has created a complete carpool solution for schools, teams, organizations and active families.Their mobile-first technology platform makes carpool setup easy and convenient—allowing parents to share driving responsibilities with other families they know and trust.
The Hylas system will eliminate all landfill food waste, delivering autonomous bio-digesters that produces clean biogas from food-waste.
An IoT startup working on next generation emergency systems, the platform consists of building installed, drone attached and handheld modules, along with cloud-based analytics and visualization software. NGEMS sensing technology provides emergency personnel with real-time situational awareness to maximize and focus rescue operations.
Each of these companies will have three minutes to pitch and three minutes to field questions from judges.
• Shaina Horowitz - Urban Tech Hub Director, New Lab
• Miriam Roure - Program Director, URBAN-X
• Joe Silver - Program Manager, Urban Future Lab, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
• Craig Wilson - General Manager, Digital Future Lab, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
• Jacob Yormak - Partner, Story Ventures
Emcee: Tyler Woods - Lead Reporter, Technical.ly Brooklyn
Grand prize is $5,000 courtesy of JP Morgan Chase, plus in-kind legal services provided by the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy Clinic (BLIP) and the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) at Brooklyn Law School.
Pitch contest details and tickets
Curious who will take home the bragging rights? Come watch the five finalists pitch on March 29th from 6-8pm at 370 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Tickets are $5 and get you Sixpoint Brewery beer, Yaso Tangbao noodles, and networking with investors and fellow Brooklyn entrepreneurs.