Sky High: Civic Technology Accelerator
Powered by Start Co., Innovate Memphis, and the City of Memphis
May 6-Aug 15 '19 (15 weeks)
About Sky High: Civic Technology ...
The Sky High Accelerator powered by Start Co., Innovate Memphis, and the City of Memphis, is seeking civic and smart city technology-based startup companies to solve problems and create efficiency in The Sky High Accelerator powered by Start Co., Innovate Memphis, and the City of Memphis, is seeking civic and smart city technology-based startup companies to solve problems and create efficiency in the transportation and crime & public safety space.
Data and industry resources in the transportation and crime/public safety including transit authorities, raw data packages, and local law enforcement groups, etc.
The City of Memphis’ Department of Information Services has made making Memphis a smart city a high priority. This accelerator fits into a greater Smart Memphis effort that includes fiber activation and 5G WiFi smart zones as well as access to civic data sets in usable formats as provided by dedicated data analysts. Examples of resources that can be made available; City of Memphis Information Services Team, Performance Management Team, various departments of government, procurement education and access, etc.
Applications for this accelerator are accepted through March, and the program will begin May 6th with a Demo Day on August 15th and a potential invitation to post-acceleration through the end of 2019. This program is part of our collaborative accelerator initiative called the Summer of Acceleration which includes a diverse group of founders and startups in Logistics Technology, Medical Device, Home Services, and other areas. Up to 4 teams in civic technology will be invited to join this larger group of startups and will participate in programming led by Start Co., an established venture development firm in the Greater Mid-South United States.