Do you have what it takes to become the next big Smart City Startup?

If your answer is yes, we at Dubai Smart City Accelerator would love to see you in Paris on May 15-16, 2019.

Join us on May 15th for Office Hours from 3-5 p.m.

On May 16th, we’ll be at VivaTech and invite startups attending to book office hours through the conference app.

We’re looking for startups with innovative solutions in the following verticals:

  • IoT & Connectivity
  • Open City Data
  • Urban Automation & Mobility
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Sustainable Cities & Living
  • Smart Government
  • Smart Retail

Startups can apply now to participate for a one-on-one meeting with our team!

What are Office Hours?

Office Hours consist of an individualized meet-up between our team and your startup. You will have the opportunity to present your startup venture and afterwards get feedback from us. We will also share more about our Dubai Smart City Accelerator program. Each meeting will be 20-30 minutes.

Office hours on May 15th will be 20-30 minute dedicated sessions with startups.

Office hours on May 16th at VivaTech will be 15-minute sessions in the dedicated VC / Investor space.

What is our Dubai Smart City accelerator program about?

The Dubai Smart City Accelerator, powered by Startupbootcamp, is the leading program supporting innovative companies in the IoT & Connectivity, Urban Automation & Mobility, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Open City Data, Sustainable Cities & Living, Smart Government, and Smart Retail industry. It is an unparalleled platform for startups to proactively scale up their business and demonstrate their product to leading corporates, government partners, and contribute to a larger vision to make Dubai the happiest city on earth.

Our intensive 3-month accelerator program provides 10 selected Smart City companies with hands-on mentorship from over 100 industry experts, office space in Dubai, seed funding, and access to a global network of investors and corporate partners from across the Smart City industries.

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority in collaboration with du, Dubai Chamber, Smart Dubai, Visa, Orange Business Services, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai have joined to fund the Dubai Smart City Consortium. These key partners provide expertise, exposure channels, APIs and unparalleled access to their deep Smart City network of industry professionals and mentors from around the world.

How to arrange a meeting?

Apply HERE for Office Hours. Due to the volume of applications, our team will review your request and be in touch with the result of your application. Those accepted will receive an email with the meeting arrangements and request for your pitch deck.


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VivaTech 2019 Conference Information

VivaTech 2019

VivaTech is the world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation. It’s a gathering of the world’s brightest minds, talents, and products taking place in Paris on 16–18 May 2019. From top speakers and exhibitions to open innovation and live experiences, VivaTech is a celebration of today’s innovations and tomorrow’s possibilities for everyone who believes in the power of technology to transform business and society.

Register to attend VivaTech.


Date: 15-16 May
Time:  May 15th, 3-5 p.m.; May 16th @VivaTech
Location: Paris, France
Event Category: Office Hours

Apply to Attend