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URBAN INNOVATION CHALLENGE

CITYPRENEURS

ULSAN 2023

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KEY DATES 가일정

01 /

FEBRUARY 1 2023

APPLICATIONS OPEN

2023년 02월 01일

​모집 시작

03 /

MARCH - APRIL 2023

MENTORING PROGRAMS

2023년 03월 - 04월 

멘토링 프로그램

05 /

JUNE 2023

POLICY DIALOGUE

2023년 07월

정책간담회

02 /

MARCH 5 2023

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE

2023년 03월 05일

​얼리 버드 마감

04 /

MAY 2023

DEMO DAY +

TOP 10 ANNOUNCED

2023년 05월

데모데이 +

Top 10 팀 발표

06 /

JULY - DECEMBER 2023

PILOT PROGRAM +

IMPACT EVALUATION

2023년 07월 - 12월

파일럿 프로그램 +

임팩트 이벨류에이션

ULSAN 2023 THEMES 대회 주제

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Innovative & Inclusive Economic Growth, with Diversified Industries

Innovative & Inclusive Economic Growth, with Diversified  Industries

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Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

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Inclusive & Sustainable Transportation

Special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons

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Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

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Green and Effective Energy

Green and Effective Energy

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Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

CITYPRENEURS

EVALUATION MATRIX

SEED TRACK

Pre-Selection

55%

45%

Impact

(SDG & Urban)

Profitability

(Business model & Scalability)

GROWTH TRACK

50%

50%

Impact

Profitability

Semi-Finals & Finals

35%

65%

Impact

Profitability

30%

70%

Impact

Profitability

REWARDS

FOR THE TOP 30 FINALISTS

  • (Seed Track) Business model mentoring & pitch clinics

  • Permanent membership with Citypreneurs, right to use official Citypreneurs branding

  • Networking opportunities with global finalists

  • Travel subsidy for teams coming from outside of Seoul

  • Tech transfer opportunities

  • Joint project opportunities with larger companies

  • Low-interest borrowing rights from the Citypreneurs Community Fund (300K USD)

  • Invitation to UN Conferences and Events

FOR THE WINNERS

GENERAL
ㆍInvestment opportunities from a pool of interested money (50M+ USD)
ㆍAwards from UN and Seoul City Officials
ㆍPrivate Demo Day with investors
ㆍImpact evaluation matrix development guidance

SEED TRACK (3 Teams)
ㆍGo-to-market consulting
ㆍTotal award money of 22M KRW

GROWTH TRACK (3 Teams)
ㆍPilot and R&D opportunities with cities, including Seoul
ㆍInvitation to international, high-level panels
ㆍCompany introduction at Mayoral meetings and/or UN Conferences

ELIGIBILITY

Citypreneurs acknowledges that start-ups may be at various stages of development, and thus offers a dual track system:

* Your team may be moved to a more appropriate track by the organizers

SEED TRACK

Designed for early-stage start-ups still working on their prototype development with flexibility to focus on urban issues specifically identified by partner agencies. 

QUALIFICATIONS

ㆍFounded in 2016 or after

ㆍUnder Series A round investment

ㆍMVP(Minimum Viable Product) ready

GROWTH TRACK

Designed for start-ups that have three or more years of experience with market-tested prototypes and are looking to scale up.

QUALIFICATIONS

ㆍFounded in 2015 or before

ㆍSeries A round investment and over

ㆍProduct verified in the market

CO-HOSTS

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