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Adelaide Smart City Scholarship

New Venture Institute and Adelaide Smart City Studio have partnered to create a Scholarship for innovators, entrepreneurs and startups whose businesses drive change to create a smarter, better-connected city.

With groundbreaking gigabit-speed networks, a world-class reputation as a learning city and an entrepreneurial ecosystem that is sparking with potential, Adelaide is recognised globally as a leading smart city. We want to maintain the momentum by giving smart city related startups the opportunity to participate in the Venture Dorm program at the City Campus on Flinders Street. 

Do you have the goods to be part of this exciting new landscape?

The Adelaide Smart City Scholarship offers participants:

  • Entry into the 12-week Venture Dorm program for just $300 (usually $1,250)
  • The opportunity to win cash and prizes as part of the prize-pool available to all Venture Dorm participants
  • The chance to win a trip to SXSW (Austin, Texas) and pitch to potential global customers, including Austin City Council
  • Be mentored by some of SA’s top company founders
  • Winning teams get to pitch to the Adelaide Smart City Studio's Steering Committee, made up of key influencers in State Government and City of Adelaide

Make your vision a reality in less than 12 weeks. Expert mentors guide you on everything from taking an idea and finding a viable business model, to designing a business that is scalable and repeatable. Put your ideas to the test and give yourself the best chance of success.

This is practical, immersive education you can use for the rest of your life.

Teams will use principles such as Lean Startup, Customer Development and the Business Model Canvas.

The Scholarship is open to teams with the following smart city areas of focus:

  • Festival and Event Tech
  • Transport Tech
  • Food, Wine and Ag Tech
  • Tech Fabrication
  • Grid Tech
  • Community and Sustainability

Apply Now

Next intake is Semester 2, 2018.

A Smarter, Better Connected City