What is Citypreneurs?
Citypreneurs is a city-based competition for start-ups that seek to solve urban problems, as defined and measured by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It works in close collaboration with city governments, starting with Seoul, South Korea.
What are the program objectives?
Citypreneurs aims for the following objectives:
Can we still apply even though we haven’t started a business yet?
Yes, ‘Urban Innovation Challenge: Citypreneurs’ welcomes anyone with an interest in solving urban issues and implementing the SDGs using innovative business models.
How long is the event?
As seen on the event schedule, 2018's event will be held for one day on October 31. However, until then feel free to contact Citypreneurs for support and make sure to keep up to date with our blog posts and educational initiatives.
What is the SDGs start-up accelerator program?
The SDGs start-up accelerator program is an online or offline mentorship program consisting of 8 sessions, proceeded by Young Sustainable Impact (YSI), during which the winning Citypreneurs teams go through projects to improve their solutions for a final investor pitch.
What are the evaluation metrics?
Who are the hosts?
Citypreneurs is co-hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Digital Foundation, World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGo).
Who can I contact for more information or questions?
Any enquiries regarding Citypreneurs should be addressed to the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) Seoul Secretariat.
What are the themes of this year's competition?
The three themes of the 2018 Urban Innovation Challenge: Citypreneurs competition are as follows: