District selected for smart city innovation program with Plug and Play

District Tech has been selected alongside 15 other startups for the first batch of Plug and Play’s smart city focused innovation program in Vienna. The 12-week program offers specialised support from the organiser’s team, its global network and VCs around the globe. 

The program offers support from a diverse range of highly skilled mentors including; Claudia Winkler Founder & Lead Trainer at The Negotiation Academy, Gernot Schwendtner Cofounder & Startup Coach at WeGrow and Alper Kurt Growth Marketer at The Ventury. Each startup is matched with a mentor and also benefits from an exclusive 3-part webinar series that include business strategies and pitch training.

The program kicked off on October 5th, where the cohort had an initial one-on-one briefing and were matched with their mentor. During the program, each startup will work on a pilot project with one of Plug & Play’s corporate partners. This will result in an expo day at the end of the program where the projects will be pitched in front of international corporations, VCs, scientists, press and media.

Plug and Play’s specialist smart city innovation program partners startups with selected corporate partners to work on the challenges that smart cities face. The website states: “Our global smart cities network brings together players from all relevant industries across all continents of the world to accelerate innovation in cities. The discussion around Smart Cities has been around for a decade, but at Plug and Play we believe it is the right time to engage now – evolving technology, tangible impact and positive return on invest, as well as purpose driven outcomes demonstrate the urgency and the opportunity to become a driver of urban planning and innovation.”

District Tech empowers workplaces with a digital platform where users can engage with and have access to the latest news, amenities, community features and more. Lee Butz, CEO & Founder said: “I’m delighted District has been selected for Plug & Play’s innovation program. We are excited to meet the varied corporate partners and pitch to their network to hopefully partner up with some of them on our platform.”

Click here to find out more about the program and here to find out more about District Tech.

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