Global Urban Datafest: Smart Cities Challenge – Boston


Saturday, February 21, 2015, 8:30am to 7:00pm


Harvard Business School, Batten Hall, 2nd Floor, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA

CityscapeThe Challenge: Join us and work with Massachusetts cities to solve real challenges they face. Help Holyoke develop solutions to improve its pedestrian experience & support Somerville measure the impact of its city services.

Who Should Participate: Everyone! You don’t need to be a technology expert to participate... We’re looking for business thinkers, policy analysts, journalists, designers, community organizers, urban planners, or anyone else who is interested in solving real urban challenges.

What You’ll Do: Form teams to rapidly design and prototype solutions for participating cities. At the end of the day, teams will present their solutions to a panel of city representatives and other experts ready to implement the best ideas. You could create an innovative app, a hardware idea, a new business model, or a policy intervention!

Awards: Two winning teams will go on to compete globally against contestants from 20+ cities around the world participating in the 3rd Annual Global Urban Datafest.

Where: Harvard Business School, Batten Hall - 2nd Floor, 125 Western Avenue Boston, MA 02163