Smart City Accelerator Program and Small Business Training Series

InnovateSLC offers startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses in Salt Lake City, Utah, a unique opportunity to help build the local smart city ecosystem through two distinct initiatives – the smart city accelerator program and a small business training series.

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InnovateSLC: Small Business Training

A wave of emerging smart city technologies is reshaping both education and industry. However, few small business workers can access them today. To make these technologies accessible to ALL, we designed a completely free training series for Salt Lake small businesses. Participating small businesses can expect to tap into our network of community institutions like universities, museums, and libraries to learn how to access cutting-edge tools to create new smart city projects and services via training series. Watch the recordings of past sessions below!

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Interested in participating in the next cohort? Sign up to be notified of when the next training begins using the button below. Any questions can be sent to [email protected]

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Developed and facilitated by VentureCapital.Org, our Smart City Accelerator  aims to coach participants by working with Salt Lake City leadership to address local challenges with new connected and data-driven technologies.

Thanks to the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) funding, InnovateSLC will run for the next three years. InnovateSLC’s training program will identify startups developing technologies that contribute to smart city development and leverage advancements in big data analytics, AI, and energy efficiency. In addition, the program will help qualified startups accelerate the commercialization process and collaborate with the city to ensure new solutions meet local needs.

If you are interested in joining the Smart City Accelerator please review the details below!

How to Apply 

The application period is currently closed, but we can notify you once the next application period opens if you sign up here. To participate, startups must be in Salt Lake City and submit an online application. We are searching for startups that use scalable information and communication technologies to impact any of the following:

  • Environmental sustainability
  • Public transportation
  • Energy consumption
  • City livability and workability

InnovateSLC Partners

This startup training program would not be possible without the support of our partners.

  • Economic Development Administration
  • Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development
  • VentureCapital.Org
  • Salt Lake Small Business Development Center

Please contact Peter Callister ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

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