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 utilise 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 customise and deploy Cityzenith’s Smart World technology to suit the specific needs of the Tampa Bay Waterfront Project.