Sidewalk Labs to Turn Part of Toronto into a Model Smart City

Sidewalk Labs to Turn Part of Toronto into a Model Smart City

Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs have partnered to build a mixed-use, complete community in Toronto. Google will be the flagship tenant for the new neighborhood, anchoring the eastern waterfront, to be called “Quayside.” Sidewalk Labs has committed $50 million to kick off pilot testing and planning in partnership with the City of Toronto. 

How NOT To Apply To An Accelerator

How NOT To Apply To An Accelerator

Since first launching in 2008, Dreamit has received thousands of applications – heck, I’ve personally reviewed thousands of applications in the not quite three years since joining Dreamit. I’ve had the pleasure to read some really excellent applications that crisply and concisely showcased what made that startup shine. And then there were those other applications. 

CONSTRUCTION TECH TRENDS IN 2017

CONSTRUCTION TECH TRENDS IN 2017

Some of the construction tech trends we’re watching this year are closely related to tech trends we started watching in 2016 (mobile apps and big data). Others have been percolating for a few years now (thermal imaging and cloud computing), and we expect big advances this year. And others are just plain cool (holographic headsets and construction exoskeletons), and we want to see if they’ll make it into the mainstream this year.

Blockchain and the Construction Industry

Blockchain and the Construction Industry

In smart cities and urban tech,  BIM is one of the main generators of the embedded digital information required to achieve connected cities. more smart building sensors, and enhanced IoT capabilities.  Contractors' understanding of how people really use the built environment (and their own projects) will improve beyond anything previously imagined. Learn how blockchain technology can enable higher levels of BIM adoption. 

Watch: Content Marketing for Health Tech Startups

Watch: Content Marketing for Health Tech Startups

In this webinar, the teams from Care@Work  (Care.com) and Chiron Health discuss how to create and execute a content marketing strategy in healthcare. A strong content marketing strategy is critical in healthcare. And crafting a strategy is a long game. Your marketing team must invest time and energy in creating effective content to foster engagement and loyalty from your customers.

Dreamit Teams with Accenture to Help Urban Tech and Health Startups Scale

Dreamit Teams with Accenture to Help Urban Tech and Health Startups Scale

We are excited to announce that Dreamit has teamed with Accenture, one of the world’s leading professional services companies, in an effort to connect Accenture’s strategy and innovation leadership to the startup founders at Dreamit working on transformational products in healthcare and urban tech.
 

Watch: Choreographing the Sale

Watch: Choreographing the Sale

People think that when you memorize a sales pitch, you become less creative. Kiva Kolstein, CRO of AlphaSense, believes the opposite is true. If you’ve retained your pitch or demo, you go in knowing what you want to say about your company or product and you are free to be more present in the moment. Every single interaction with or for a prospect, from research and introductions to discovery and close, has the potential to impact the outcome of a deal. Kiva will take you on a journey from the first touch to executed contract, introducing the concept of choreography at every step.

Podcast: Selling to Property Managers

Podcast: Selling to Property Managers

There are now about 50 million rental homes in the U.S. with 100 million tenants. And this does not even include commercial spaces. The gatekeepers of this huge market are property managers, notoriously busy people who often manage dozens of properties, all with different needs and requirements. Property management still lags behind other industries in terms of innovation, but managers increasingly see tech products as a way to differentiate their spaces and to save money. This webinar is focused on how to sell to property managers.  

2017 Set to be Record Year for Real Estate Tech Investing

2017 Set to be Record Year for Real Estate Tech Investing

Global real estate value is worth about $217 trillion, and startups are just beginning to scratch the surface of digitizing this massive pool of assets. VCs are set to pour over a billion dollars in real estate tech startups in 2017. 

8 Sales Hacks for B2G Founders

8 Sales Hacks for B2G Founders

Cities represent a massive untapped market for startups. But many founders see government sales as a risky strategy. In this webinar, we will demystify the B2G sales process and help startup founders chart a successful strategy for B2G sales. We aim to cover topics such as:

    What is a 409A and when you should get one?

    What is a 409A and when you should get one?

    A 409A valuation is a formal report that tells you the value of your company’s common stock. When you give stock options to your employees, you are giving them the option to buy equity in your company in the future at a price (the “strike price”) that is determined today. This post explains when and why you should have a 409A. 

    One American Firm Is Building Cities of the Future… in China

    One American Firm Is Building Cities of the Future… in China

    On a global scale, more people are moving to cities than ever before. We are now building cities for 3 billion people, a doubling of the urban environment. Sustainable cities are critical for creating a livable future for humanity. For Peter Calthorpe, founder of Calthorpe Associates, the largest problem with existing cities is the issue of sprawl. Read about how his firm is solving this problem for cities.

    Meet the Architects Who Will Transform Downtown Tampa Bay

    Meet the Architects Who Will Transform Downtown Tampa Bay

    Water Street Tampa will create 3,500 new residential apartment and condominium units; 630 modern hotel rooms; an iconic cultural arts pavilion; 1 million square feet of new retail and cultural spaces; and more than 2 million square feet of office space, including the first two new office towers in downtown Tampa in nearly 25 years. SPP has also donated land to the University of South Florida, which will relocate the Morsani College of Medicine and Health Heart Institute into a new 300,000-square-foot facility in downtown Tampa.

    Redox Inks Contract with Brigham and Women’s Hospital

    Redox Inks Contract with Brigham and Women’s Hospital

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston announced on Wednesday a multiyear agreement with Redox to use the startup’s tools to connect the Brigham’s electronic health records system with outside software applications. 

    Scaling Your Digital Health Startup

    Scaling Your Digital Health Startup

    Dreamit CINO Steve Barsh sits down with two Dreamit Health alums to discuss their startup journeys. Learn how Mindi Knebel of Kaizen Health and Hari Prasad of Yosi took advantage of the Dreamit program to gain customers and build relationships with healthcare enterprise companies. 

    This Startup Uses Mobile Peer Support as a Solution for Medication Adherence

    This Startup Uses Mobile Peer Support as a Solution for Medication Adherence

    More than 50% of Americans are living with at least one chronic condition. Despite effective treatments that would allow patients to live healthy lives and lessen the $100B+ cost burden on the healthcare system, up to 60% of chronic patients fail to adhere to their medication regimes. In fact, up to 125K deaths and at least 10% of hospital admissions annually are the result of non-adherence. This startup seeks to solve that problem.

    Customer Immersions at Dreamit Health

    Customer Immersions at Dreamit Health

    The Dreamit Health program is unique among healthcare-focused accelerators because of its singular focus on business development and deploying tech solutions from startups into large healthcare organizations. The cornerstone of this effort is the customer immersion program, when startups in our accelerator meet, pitch, and partner with large enterprise health organizations. 

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