December 3-5, 2024 | AUSTIN, TX

TechConnect, a division of ATI

Smart Cities Startup Challenge

Join us for the 8th annual Smart Cities Startup Challenge this October, delivering transformational solutions to global progressive cities and regions world-wide. Hear from leading startups as they pitch their solution to an on-site review panel of investment, city, and industry prospectors.

We are pleased to announce our 2021 Smart Cities Startup Challenge Participants! Open to all conference attendees, hear from the most innovative startups in a fast-paced session that features feedback from a review panel of investment, city, and corporate leadership!

To join the startup showcase contact - Derek Mayer - for details.

2020 Review Panelists Included

  • City of Plano, TX
  • City of San Diego, CA
  • Colorado Venture Capital Authority
  • EPRI
  • Innovation Corridor
  • Innovation & Tech Today
  • Ion Smart and Resilient Cities Accelerator at the Ion Houston
  • NREL
  • Parsons
  • Sensus
  • Spectrum
  • TechConnect
  • Urban Innovation Fund
  • Urban Us
  • Urban-X
2020 Supporting Partners:

Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Innovation & Tech Today
Rockies Venture Club
TechConnect Ventures
Urban Innovation Fund

2020 Showcasers Included


Primary categories include:

Community Engagement

Policy, Funding, Commerce, Inclusion, Governance       

Digital Transformation

Data, AI, Sensors, IoT, Cyber Security, Privacy, Blockchain

Smart Mobility

Transportation, Autonomous, Public Transit, Ride Share

Urban Infrastructure

Networks, 5G, Utilities, Energy, Grid, Lighting, Water/Waste

Urban Operations

Public Safety, Planning, Emergency Response, Sustainability


Past Challenge Finalists Include:

  • 51, San Francisco, CA, US
  • 7AC technologies, Beverly, MA, US
  • 7AC Technologies, Beverly , MA, US
  • Acumentrics SOFC Corp., Westwood, MA, US
  • Agiltron, Woburn, MA, US
  • Algae Systems , Daphne, AL, US
  • Allylix, San Diego, CA, US
  • Alphabet Energy , Hayward, CA, US
  • AlphaGuardian Networks , San Ramon, CA, US
  • Altranex Corporation, Kingston, ON, CA
  • APDM, Portland, OR, US
  • Apex Wind Energy, Charlottesville , VA, US
  • Applied DNA Sciences, Stony Brook, NY, US
  • Aqua Engineers, Honolulu , HI , US
  • Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, US
  • Ascent Solar Technologies, Thornton, CO, US
  • Associated Energy Developers , Plymouth , MA, US
  • Australian National University, Canberra, AU, AU
  • Autonomous Marine Systems, Arlington, VA, US
  • Avaya, Ontario, NY, US
  • Battelle, Columbus , OH, US
  • Blast Control Systems, Kilgore, TX, US
  • Bloom Energy, Sunnyvale, CA, US
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  • Bloomgi, Austin, TX, US
  • Bluerise BV , Delft, , NL
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, Arlington, VA, US
  • C-Motive Technologies, Madison, WI, US
  • Calm Energy, New York , NY, US
  • Cambrian Innovation, Boston, MA, US
  • CarbonCure Technologies, Halifax, , CA
  • Caterpillar, Mossville, IL, US
  • Caterpillar , Mossville, IL, US
  • Cella Energy US , Exploration Park, FL, US
  • Charles River Analytics, Cambridge, MA, US
  • Chemica Technologies, Portland, OR, US
  • CODA Energy , Monrovia , CA, US
  • Columbia Power Technologies, Charlottesville, VA, US
  • Commonwealth Scientific & Industry, Newcastle, , AU
  • Community Cars, Pflugerville, TX, US
  • Concepts NREC , Chelmsford, MA , US
  • Cougaar Software, Vienna, VA, US
  • CURB, Austin, TX, US
  • Current Motor Company, Ann Arbor, MI, US
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, US
  • Cythereal , Lafayette, LA, US
  • Design Flux Technologies , Maple Heights, OH, US
  • Digit Group, Collierville, TN, US
  • DPRA, Knoxville, TN, US
  • Dragos Security, San Antonio, TX, US
  • DryWired Defense, Los Angeles, CA, US
  • E3 Clean Technologies, Athens , OH, US
  • E3 Water, Austin , TX, US
  • Eco Waste Solutions, Burlington, ON, CA
  • Edisun Heliostats, Pasadena, CA, US
  • Efficient Drivetrains, Milpitas, CA, US
  • Electrocell Technologies, Colchester, VT, US
  • Electrovaya Corp., Mississauga, Ontario, CA
  • Enel Green Power , Andover, MA, US
  • Energy Solutions, Baton Rouge, LA, US
  • Energy Technologies, Mansfield, OH, US
  • Energy Xtreme, Austin , TX, US
  • Energyfolks, San Jose, CA, US
  • Enervalis, Leuven, , BE
  • EpiBiome, South San Francisco, CA, US
  • EthosGen, Dallas, PA, US
  • EVIK Diagnostic Innovations, Ottawa, ON, CA
  • Farmatic , San Francisco, CA, US
  • FastCAP Systems, Boston, MA, US
  • Fastec Ltd, Wellington, , NZ
  • FireFly LED Lighting, Austin, TX, US
  • FireFly Power , Charleston, SC, US
  • Framergy, College Station, TX, US
  • Gehrlicher Solar America, Annapolis, MD, US
  • Gel4Med, Brighton, MA, US
  • Geli, San Francisco, CA, US
  • GeneFluidics, Irwindale, CA, US
  • General Nano, Cincinnati, OH, US
  • Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, US
  • Go Electric, Anderson, IN, US
  • GS Engineering, Houghton, MI, US
  • Halotechnics , Emeryville, CA, US
  • HDT Global, Fredricksburg, VA, US
  • HEVT, Chicago, IL, US
  • Highwave , Oxnsrd, CA, US
  • Honeywell, St. Petersburg, FL, US
  • HyCarb, Orlando, FL, US
  • Hydro Tasmania, Hobart, TA, AU
  • Hypori Federal, McLean, VA, US
  • IAP Worldwide Services, Alexandria, VA, US
  • Ibis Networks, Honolulu, HI , US
  • Ibis Power, Miami , FL, US
  • Igor, Johnston, IA, US
  • IMET Corp, Southhamptom , PA , US
  • Infra-Tect , Chandler, AZ, US
  • INI Power Systems, Morrisville, NC, US
  • Inkscreen, Austin, TX, US
  • Innocorps Research Corp., Saskatoon, SK, CA
  • Inovi Green, Honolulu, HI , US
  • Inscope Medical Solutions, Louisville, KY, US
  • Integran Technologies, Mississauga, ON, CA
  • Integrated Power, Lake Forest, CA, US
  • Intel Corporation, Dallas, TX, US
  • Intelligent Automation, Rockville, MD, US
  • Intelligent Optical Systems, Torrance, CA, US
  • Intrepid Robotics, Houston, TX, US
  • InvivoSciences, Madison, WI, US
  • ISSAC Corp, Colorado Springs, CO, US
  • ITC, Richland, WA, US
  • ITN Energy Systems, Littleton, CO, US
  • Jamaica BioEnergy , Kingston, , JM
  • Joulebug, Raleigh, NC, US
  • K2 Energy Solutions, Henderson, NV, US
  • Keen Technical Solutions, Reisterstown, MD, US
  • Kelvin Storage Technologies, Poway, CA, US
  • Kinection, Napa, CA, US
  • Kisensum, Oakland, CA, US
  • KAIST, Yuseong-gu, , KR
  • Lamda Guard, Halifax, NS, CA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, berkeley, CA, US
  • Leidos, Framingham, MA, US
  • Leviathan Energy, Stony Brook , NY, US
  • Linnean Solutions , Cambridge, MA, US
  • Lionano, Ithaca, NY, US
  • LLB Consulting, Florence, AL, US
  • Lockheed Martin Corp., Palo Alto, CA, US
  • LuminAID Lab, Houston, TX, US
  • Mackinac Technology Co., Grand Rapids, MI, US
  • May-Ruben Thermal Solutions, Calgary, AB, CA
  • Mercurius Biofuels, Bellingham, WA, US
  • Midas Green Technology, Austin, TX, US
  • Mide Technology Corp., Medford, MA, US
  • Modula S, San Francisco, CA, US
  • MSW Power Corporation, Acton, MA, US
  • MTPV Power Corporation, Austin, TX, US
  • National Instruments, Austin, TX, US
  • National Renewable Energy Lab, Golden, CO, US
  • Natural Power Concepts, Honolulu, HI, US
  • Navitas Systems, Woodridge, IL, US
  • NEOVEL Technologies, New York, NY, US
  • Neural Analytics, Los Angeles, CA, US
  • Neuro Kinetics, Pittsburgh, PA, US
  • Nextek Power Systems , Detroit , MI, US
  • Nexus eWater, Canberra, , AU
  • Neya Systems, Wexford, PA, US
  • NicheVision, Akron, OH, US
  • Nitrozyme , Los Angeles, CA, US
  • PanTher Therapeutics, Boston, MA, US
  • PeakNRG, Carlsbad, CA, US
  • Penn State University, University Park, PA, US
  • People Power, Redwood City, CA, US
  • PerkinElmer , Shelton, CT, US
  • Piedmont Biofuels, Pittsboro, NC, US
  • Plugwise BV, Sassenheim, , NL
  • PolyDrop, Seattle, WA, US
  • Pono Home, Honolulu, HI, US
  • Poseidon Water, Houston , TX , US
  • Power Practical, Salt Lake City, UT, US
  • Pragma Systems, Austin, TX, US
  • Primus Power, Hayward, CA, US
  • ProsumerGrid, Atlanta, GA, US
  • Protonex, Southbroough, MA, US
  • Pvilion, Brooklyn, NY, US
  • QRA Corp., Halifax, NS, CA
  • Quantum Digital Solutions Corp., Marina del Rey, CA, US
  • Radiator Labs, New York, NY, US
  • Real-Time Innovations, Sunnyvale, CA, US
  • RealGreen Power , Honolulu, HI, US
  • REbound Technology, Boulder, CO, US
  • REhnu, Tucson, AZ, US
  • Renovagen, Harpenden, , UK
  • Rentricity, New York , NY, US
  • ReSource BioEnergy , Walnut, CA, US
  • Retroficiency, Boston, MA , US
  • root9B , Colorado Springs, CO, US
  • RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC, US
  • Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, US
  • Sacred Power , Albuquerque, NM, US
  • Saft America, Highland, MD, US
  • Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM, US
  • Santec, Southern Pines, NC, US
  • Saskatchewan Research Counil, Saskatoon, SK, CA
  • SBM Solar, Concord, NC, US
  • SDL Citadel, Dallas, TX, US
  • SEaB Energy Limted, Southampton, , UK
  • SecureWaters, Tullahoma, TN, US
  • Sefaira, New York, NY, US
  • Semantic Designs, Austin, TX, US
  • SensorMetrix, San Diego, CA, US
  • Sharklet Technologies, Aurora, CO, US
  • Sheer Wind , Chaska , MN, US
  • Sheetak, Austin , TX, US
  • Siemens, Edgewater, MD, US
  • Sierra Energy , Davis, CA, US
  • Sierra Nevada Corp., Centennial, CO, US
  • Signature Science, Austin, TX, US
  • SiNode Systems, Chicago, IL, US
  • Sirnaomics, Gathersburg, MD, US
  • Smart Sustainability Consulting , Honolulu, HI, US
  • Smarter Grid Solutions, Brooklyn, NY, US
  • Solar Stik, Saint Augustine, FL, US
  • Solergy , Piedmont , CA, US
  • Solid Power, Louisville, CO, US
  • Southern Research Institute, Durham, NC, US
  • SparkCognition, Austin, TX, US
  • SparkCognition, Austin, TX, US
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA, US
  • Stryke Industries, Fort Wayne, IN, US
  • Suneris, Brooklyn, NY, US
  • Sunfolding , San Francisco, CA, US
  • Sweet Lighting , San Mateo, CA, US
  • Telkonet , Milwaukee, WI, US
  • Terragon Environmental Tech, Montreal, QC, CA
  • Terrajoule Corporation, Redwood City, CA, US
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, US
  • Thermal Storage Systems, Los Angeles, CA, US
  • ThermoLift, Stony Brook, NY, US
  • ThermoVolt Solar, Holmdel, NJ, US
  • TM3 Systemsorporated, Royal Oak, MI, US
  • TNO, Delft, , NL
  • Transformative Wave, Kent, WA, US
  • Ultrasonic Technologies, Wesley Chapel, FL, US
  • UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, US
  • Universit├á di Palermo, Palermo, Italy, IT
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US
  • University of Florida, Gainsville , FL, US
  • University of Miami , Miami, FL, US
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, US
  • University of the South Pacific, Suva, , FJ
  • University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, , AU
  • UV Cleaning Systems , Beaverton, OR, US
  • Varentec, San Jose, CA, US
  • Vigilent, Oakland, CA, US
  • Virtual Technology , Rio Rico, AZ, US
  • VivaLnk, Santa Clara, CA, US
  • Warrior Biojet, Portland , OR, US
  • WegoWise, Boston, MA , US
  • Western Energy Systems, La Mesa, CA, US
  • Williams International, Walled Lake, MI, US
  • Xergy, Seaford, DE, US
  • Yan Engines, Austin, TX, US
  • Younicos AG, Berlin , DE, US
  • Zenogen, Eveleigh, , AU
  • ZeroBase, Ferndale, MI, US
  • Zincair Power Technologies , Squamish, CA, BC