Cityzenith Wins DreamIt UrbanTech Competition

CHICAGO, IL, Sep 19, 2017 – Cityzenith is pleased to announce that it has been selected from a field of hundreds of companies to participate in the Dreamit UrbanTech program, a startup accelerator founded in partnership with Strategic Property Partners—a joint venture by Jeff Vinik and Bill Gates. SPP is leading the $3 billion redevelopment of the Tampa Bay waterfront, one of the largest real estate projects in the United States and a rare opportunity to build a smart, connected city in an existing urban zone. An article profiling the program appeared in TECHCRUNCH this week announcing Cityzenith’s participation in the program.

DreamIt UrbanTech will utilize the Tampa project as a sandbox for innovation for the 9 startups alongside Cityzenith accepted to the program, and includes a $500,000 investment from institutional investor DreamIt Ventures on successful completion of the project. DreamIt’s goal is to help startups gain enterprise-level customers and integrate their tech into large-scale projects, and the urban tech program is an opportunity for founders to scale with customers like construction firms, developers, real estate management companies, master planners, architects, CRE service firms and other key players affecting the built environment in cities. As part of the project, the company will have the opportunity to customize and deploy Cityzenith’s Smart World technology to suit the specific needs of the Tampa Bay Waterfront Project.

Cityzenith will enter a 14-week virtual and in-person hybrid program designed specifically to scale the company’s business with enterprise customers. CEO Michael Jansen, CTO James Fee, and Lead Data Scientist Mike Weinberger will receive unprecedented access to Dreamit’s customer and investor network.

“We are honored to have been selected for one of the most exciting and sophisticated Smart City projects in the world. This is the future, and this project will be setting an example not only for Smart Cities in America, but for Smart Cities around the world.”
-Michael Jansen, CEO

About Cityzenith

Cityzenith’s 5D Smart World software platform, a next-generation City Information Modeling (CIM) tool, revolutionizes the way building professionals (AECO) use data to design, collaborate, analyze, present, and operate their projects. The company is based in Chicago with an office in London.

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