48 Hour Launch: Smart City Tech
Pitch ideas. Collaborate. Develop products. Launch companies. Not your average, ordinary weekend. During 48 Hour Launch entrepreneurs, students, and professionals converge to transform big tech ideas into solid business models, and build the companies of tomorrow. The focus for this 48 Hour Launch is SMART CITY. Start Co. and the City of Memphis are seeking Smart City Technology Startups for this 48 Hour Launch. These new startups will use data and technology to create efficiencies, improve sustainability, create economic development, and enhance quality of life factors for people living and working in the Memphis and cities like it. Specifically we are seeking tech areas that make smart cities: Transportation Safety Buildings Healthcare Urban Development Public services Utilities Living Sustainability Education Have an innovative technology idea for making Memphis a Smart City and an entrepreneurial streak? You have two minutes on Friday night to pitch your concept and inspire the crowd. The most popular ideas will be selected and teams will form around them to work on them over the course of the weekend.More interested in applying your skills toward a goal that fuels economic development and elevates creative talent? Then vote for your favorite pitch, join a team and dive into development. Just like Fortune 500 organizations, these startups need marketers, lawyers, accountants, graphic designers, developers, and UX specialists. In short, they need you. We’ll also have a live pitch competition Saturday afternoon for the pitches that weren’t selected on Friday if you want to receive tips on how to improve your pitches! On Sunday afternoon each team will present its smart city tech business to the Memphis community and a panel of judges.More than community engagement, this event fosters true community investment. In 48 hours, where else can you: Launch brand new tech-supported companies, contributing toward our local innovation economy and creating jobs; Learn by doing, experiencing firsthand entrepreneurial principles that can be applied to any endeavor or work environment; Connect with like-minded and talented professionals, expanding your network; Play an active role in Memphis’ entrepreneurial community, volunteering your current skills while learning new ones; Eat and drink well, including all meals and copious amounts of coffee; and Be a part of something this collaborative, creative and cool?! Receive college credit from the University of Memphis for your participation So what are you waiting for? Register today for 48 Hour Tech Launch, and get ready to spend your weekend doing something extraordinary- building both companies and community. 1st Place Prize $100 cash/team member $50 Amazon giftcard/team member 2nd Place Prize Tile - Key finder. Phone finder. Anything finder. - Four Pack Four $25 Amazon giftcards Pitch Competition Winner $25 Amazon giftcard $25 Uber giftcard 48 Hour Launch Schedule Friday 6:00 PM - Registration Opens 6:30 PM - Dinner 7:00 PM - Pitches Begin 7:30 PM - Teams Form Saturday 8:30 AM - Breakfast 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Introduction to Pitching & Customer Discovery Workshop 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Business Model Canvas & Business Development Workshop 12:00 PM - Lunch 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Mentors Available 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Pitch Competition 6:00 PM - Dinner & Check-In Sunday 9:00 AM - Breakfast 12:00 PM - Lunch 1:00 PM - Pitch Decks Due 2:00 PM - Final Pitches Begin 3:30 PM - Judging & Awards 4:30 PM - Clean Up & Go Home FAQs How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions or concerns.
Memphis, TN 38104