Small Cities, Big Ideas Innovation Cohort
UrbanLeap, in collaboration with the ELGL network, is bringing innovators from small cities, counties, and towns to work together on common challenges. The Innovation Cohort will leverage UrbanLeap’s platform to identify shared issues to address, uncover potential solutions, select a subset to pilot, and share results, learnings and best practices.
New and Newer partners
- Corona, CA – Following an accidental disappearance from our previous newsletter, we’re happy to finally welcome Corona to the UrbanLeap’s family. Strategically located in southern California, the city has put innovation at the center of its strategy to improve the quality of life of its residents. Can your innovative solution benefit Corona? View the city’s priorities and submit your proposal here.
- Sacramento, CA – As an early inspiration to the inception of UrbanLeap, the capital of California had a significant influence on our platform. We’re excited to have Sacramento leverage UrbanLeap to support a multitude of smart city projects and innovation programs. Together with Sacramento, we’ll be building a smart community of local governments around California’s capital.
- NewCities Foundation – In a partnership with the NewCities Foundation, we’ll be conducting a survey aimed to better understand the numbers, experiences, and challenges around innovation projects in local governments. Have experience innovating in a governmental setting? Tell us about it in this short survey.
We had the privilege to participate in a startup pitch night hosted by the Silicon Valley Forum. Despite strong competition, Arik gave an inspiring pitch that scooped the first place!
We are also thrilled to announce that Hayward, CA, an early adopter of our platform has won a Smart 50 Awards for the very first pilot the city has completed on our platform. In this pilot, the city used off-the-shelf hardware, street sweeper routes, and machine learning to create a smart city ready google street view of its own.
David Quiros Joins our Team
David (second from the left) has been developing web apps for over 8 years during which he’s led and contributed to projects across a variety of industries, including advertising, tech marketing, and e-learning. As a front-end Engineer, David has a passion for crafting effective and engaging experiences on the web. UrbanLeap has inspired David to believe in being part of a team that can develop a tool highly perceptive in meeting the expectations of disparate users to bring about social change. In his spare time, David enjoys taking his son to the farmer’s market, going out for runs and sharing adventures with his family. Welcome aboard David!