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Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced a new partnership with Arcadis, the leading design and consultancy for natural and built assets, to bring the Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator, Powered by Techstars program to Amsterdam, furthering Techstars expansion of accelerators around the world.

Techstars has long had a presence in Amsterdam through the Techstars Startup Weekend and Techstars Startup Digest programs, dating back to 2010. Techstars also has a strong presence in the Netherlands as a whole, thanks to Techstars accelerator alumni companies, mentors, 36 Techstars Startup Weekends and 3,741 Techstars Startup Program attendees.

Startup companies selected for the Techstars Mentorship-driven Accelerator Program will bring pioneering technologies that will revolutionize the construction and engineering industries, including how people move around cities and the associated infrastructure need. Techstars and Arcadis will support the companies in program by providing content and a team of mentors who bring  subject-matter expertise, business connections and industry insights on innovative solutions that will help these companies do more faster.

The smart city industry is ripe for disruption. McKinsey research projects the smart city industry to be a $400 billion market by the end of this decade with more than 600 cities worldwide. These connected cities are expected to generate 60 percent of the world’s GDP by 2025.

Applications open in July 2018 and the program will kick off in February 2019. If you’re interested in applying, please check out the application tool kit.


David Brown David Brown
David is a founder and co-CEO of Techstars and is one of the original founders of Pinpoint Technologies, Inc. David has a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from McGill University, Canada.

  • Mohamed Saleh

    Ethical responsibility is imposed on
    us all of receive special care and attention to all the innovations that
    preserve the lives of people because it is the most expensive thing in
    existence, Because he is the key element in the practical application of
    sustainable development.
    The amount of money now spent in
    preventing illegal immigration if spent on the implementation of new
    innovations and inventions that preserve the lives of people because it is the
    most expensive thing in existence, Because he is the key element in the
    practical application of sustainable development. In order the beginning of solutions to the
    problem of traffic congestion on the roads,and
    contribute to reducing the accidents on the roads because they cause the
    lack of traffic is not easy.
    Africa is a continent where there are many wealth, but unfortunately there are no bright ways to travel long distances to exploit these wealth to open new areas of work for the peoples of
    this continent so that people do not have to migrate illegally.
    The most important elements in the actual application of sustainable development are the establishment of a complete transport network and the implementation of inventions that contribute to this.
    Also delayed implementation of this inventions is a delay in the application of sustainable development and poverty reduction in poor countries.
    The security and transport are two sides of a single coin, called sustainable development, because the spread of security among people requires rapid movement everywhere without accidents.also reducing transport accidents contribute strongly to facilitate the
    movement of investors, workers, goods and all the necessities of life.

    To encourage people to use the roads at night safely to carry out work in order to
    evacuate the roads during the day for students and workers, for considering the
    lack of paved roads to run them because the establishment of new roads cost the
    budgets of poor countries large amounts of money.
    I am from Egypt,The implementation of new innovations and inventions is the only way to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs in the region, for create new industries that are far from competing with the world markets in terms of the
    cost of production and the quality of manufacturing in order to spread hope and
    awareness among the peoples of the region.
    I hope to will receive attention for the invention which limits the global warming and climate change due to light pollution which is spread by random force in all directions due to the lack of control in the direction of light in the night lighting system currently used in the introduction of all vehicles.Solutions to these problems are strongly available in (Projector Extra
    Spotlights through Xenon, Laser or LED Lamps with fibers-lights) Innovation For
    all vehicles. Received a patent on a final number 26771 for the year 2011 from the Academy of
    Scientific Research in Cairo Egypt.

    So, now must be benefit of the space below buses for passenger and Heavy transport vehicles by used Projector (Extra Spotlights through Xenon, Laser or LED Lamps with fiber-lights) Innovation For all vehicles, It is the first develop for installation of the headlights strong
    inside the body of the car is far from the front since the invention of the first car in 1886 till now, Where the light get of, like a shot with random force in all directions without control at a speed of 300,000 m/s to hit the optic nerve force of the person or animals are not qualified to bear this strong blow and can not tolerate and temporary blindness is the main reason to
    increase nighttime accidents.
    Because take care to implement this invention,to reduce the killing of one and a quarter million human beings annually (3500 daily) in road accidents,Even if the accident reduction rate is1%, the lives of 35 people will be preserved daily. This is a wonderful achievement because human life is priceless, with 50 million non-fatal injuries and 500 billion dollars annual losses in accordance with the report of the W.H.O. The cessation of part of these human and material losses can change the face of life on earth. The invention contributes strongly to the practical
    application of the United Nations resolution to reduce road accidents 50% until 2030
    With more than 70 percent of the world’s population expected to live in cities by 2050, urban resilience has never been more important — or more urgent. (According to the World Bank
    report) Rapid urbanization and motorization: Cities will be home to some 5.4 billion residents by 2050, equivalent to 2/3 of the projected global population. The number of vehicles on the road will double to reach 2 billion by 2050.
    Also must be important problem in night lighting system used now all vehicles is one of important reasons for spread of light pollution to the environment, As a result of the start of light with random force without control in directions even to the sky. Intended optical pollution damage caused by non-natural lighting at night and the impact of the sky darkness, effects of
    artificial light at night birds, animals, plants, fungi environmental regulations and high temperature of the earth…
    What is Light Pollution?
    Most of us are familiar with air, water, and land pollution, but did you know that light can also be a pollutant? The inappropriate or excessive use of artificial light – known as light pollution – can have serious environmental consequences for humans, wildlife, and our climate.
    By joining IDA you can make a difference in protecting our Planet,
    saving billions of dollars in wasted energy, and connecting future generations
    with our legacy of starry skies.

    Mohamed Metwalli Khalifa Saleh (Mohamed Saleh)

  • I highly recommend joining the Techstars accelerator it helped me take my startup at-least a year ahead. See how 100’s of mentors made that happen at https://medium.com/xeno-journey/what-i-learned-from-meeting-100-mentors-in-3-months-at-techstars-364054c68b23