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UrbanTech Intro


Dreamit
UrbanTech

Scale Your Startup. Build the Cities of the Future. 

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UrbanTech Intro


Dreamit
UrbanTech

Scale Your Startup. Build the Cities of the Future. 

 

We accelerate and invest in startups that are building the cities of tomorrow

Accepted companies will enter a 14-week virtual and in person hybrid program designed specifically to scale startups with enterprise customers. Founders receive from unprecedented access to Dreamit’s customer and investor network, including the opportunity to interface with the $3B Tampa Bay Urban Redevelopment Initiative led by Strategic Property Partners, a joint venture between Jeff Vinik and Bill Gates' Cascade Investments.

 
 
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customers Immersions

Meet with some of the largest real estate developers, construction firms, CRE sales and leasing firms, architects, urban planners and designers. Our immersion program allows for critical feedback from industry leaders to help build your pipeline and close sales faster.

 
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capital

Craft a strategy to raise your next round with the right investors and tap into the more than $2.7B in venture capital pouring into the urban tech sector. Through our investor roadshow, you will have one-on-one meetings with leading VCs and angel networks across the US to ensure a successful fundraising process.

COACHING

Upon acceptance, founders work on a bespoke plan crafted by Dreamit to increase sales and gain the metrics you need to raise your next round of funding. Our hands-on approach includes weekly meetings with managing directors, partners and industry experts to hone all aspects of your business. 

 

community

Join a network over of over 10,000 alumni, exec level mentors, strategic advisors, potential customers, investors and corporate innovators. Get access to community perks like 6,000 American Airlines Business Extra points, $15K in AWS credits, office space, legal/accounting support and more.

 
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Apply Today


Apply Today


 

Sign up for more info about our urban tech program,
including upcoming program dates, live events, and educational webinars

What best describes your company focus? *
 
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Tampa Bay


Tampa Bay


A $3B Urban Redevelopment Initiative

 

Dreamit UrbanTech offers startups an opportunity to work with one of the largest real estate development projects in North America. 

The core pillar of our customer network are SPP and their partners working to turn 53 acres in downtown Tampa into a connected, multi-use urban environment. Accepted startups will work closely with these customer partners throughout the program and gain unprecedented access to other leaders in real estate development, design, architecture, construction, and management industries. 

Here are just a few of the partners involved in the project:

Once all phases of development are completed, there will be up to 9,000,000 square feet of new commercial, residential, educational, entertainment, cultural and retail space with a total investment exceeding $3 billion. SPP intends to integrate technology-connected services throughout the project, offering on-demand, customized experiences for the district’s visitors, workers, and residents.

 
  • $3B Total Investment

  • 9M Square Feet

  • 53 Acres

  • 5,000 New Residences

  • 650 New Hotel Rooms

  • 2.6M sq ft of Office Space

 
 
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Startups


Startups


 

Who Should Apply?

We are looking for companies that have deployed a product, demonstrated early traction and are solving big and urgent problems in the following areas:

 
 
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real estate

Software as a service and other types of technology companies that enable real estate transactions, the management of real estate properties, and other common real estate services.

  • Collaboration software
  • Marketplaces
  • Data and analytics
  • Building and project info
  • Drones, AR/VR
  • Design software
  • Financial and project management
  • Financial or insurance solutions relating to real estate
 

 
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construction tech

Tools that help in executing any construction project from design to completion. Includes latest building technologies like 3D printing, robotics and modular construction that reduce the dependency on human labor and execute projects in shorter time span.

  • Inspections and surveying
  • Planning and collaboration
  • Prototyping and scaling
  • Data gathering
  • 3D printing or additive manufacturing
  • Augmented or autonomous tools
  • Drones
  • Building Information modeling
 

 
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smart cities

Companies that provide connected hardware and/or solutions for collecting, transmitting and analyzing city-scale data on the way in which people interact with the city environment (i.e. traffic, utilities, etc.)

  • Water management
  • Energy management
  • Urban mobility
  • Street lighting
  • Public safety
  • Smart security
  • Intelligent systems and communications
  • Industrial automation
  • Smart transportation
  • Data aggregation and analysis
 
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Why Dreamit


Why Dreamit


The Dreamit Advantage

 

Dreamit is a top-10 global accelerator and venture capital firm. Our portfolio includes over 300 breakthrough technology companies who have gone on to raise over $500M in follow-on funding.

 

TOP 10
US ACCELERATOR

300+ COMPANIES
$>2B IN ENTERPRISE VALUE

Source: Dreamit Portfolio

Source: Dreamit Portfolio

TOP 25
MOST ACTIVE VC

Source: PwC MoneyTree

Source: PwC MoneyTree


Here's what some of our founders have to say:

 
“The Dreamit stamp carries a lot of weight and made it easier for us to raise funding.” — Russ D'Souza Founder, SeatGeek

“The Dreamit stamp carries a lot of weight and made it easier for us to raise funding.”
— Russ D'Souza Founder, SeatGeek

"Because of Dreamit, we changed our model from a location-based app to a data-analytics SAS company, it turned out to be one of the best decisions for Parkloco!" — Ronak Massand Co-Founder, Parkloco

"Because of Dreamit, we changed our model from a location-based app to a data-analytics SAS company, it turned out to be one of the best decisions for Parkloco!"
— Ronak Massand
Co-Founder, Parkloco

“The network is incomparable… When you come across a Dreamit alum you are coming across a certain kind of caliber of person.” — Bharani Rajakumar Founder, LearnBop

“The network is incomparable… When you come across a Dreamit alum you are coming across a certain kind of caliber of person.”
— Bharani Rajakumar Founder, LearnBop

“Dreamit got me in front of key early customers allowing me to scale much faster.” — Khushboo Shah Founder, Cloudamize

“Dreamit got me in front of key early customers allowing me to scale much faster.”
— Khushboo Shah
Founder, Cloudamize

“We came to the United States to be part of Dreamit. It was Dreamit that helped us understand the US market.” — Ben Rubin Founder, Houseparty

“We came to the United States to be part of Dreamit. It was Dreamit that helped us understand the US market.”
— Ben Rubin
Founder, Houseparty

 

Meet the Urban Tech Mentors

Mike Smith
President and CEO
WhiteSpace - Building Technology Advisors

Edgar Stach
Professor at Thomas Jefferson & Managing Director at e-Homes
 

Suresh Madhavan
Head of Ecosystem Development for machineQ
Comcast

Guy Vardi
Chief Innovation Officer
Silverstein Properties

 

Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri
Managing Director
Global Futures Group

Bimal Mehta
Business Incubation Lead
Schneider Electric

Camille Renshaw
Founder and CEO
RenshawCo

Cameron McCaskill
Sr. Director Sales and Business Development
Qualcom

 

Steven Hodas
Head of Product
Citymart

Jerry Kestenbaum
CEO
BuildingLink

Anthony Chow
Founder & CEO
Igloohome

Maria Seredina
M&A & Partnerships
Zillow Group


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