What is AcceliCITY?

AcceliCITY is one of the largest Smart and Resilient City startup accelerators in the world. It serves as a runway for emerging urban solution providers while simultaneously reducing the risk and cost of innovation for cities.

Throughout the course of the program, teams participate in a business-to-government focused web-based curriculum and intensive Boot Camp led by international business, government, and smart city leaders. AcceliCITY webinars and workshops are designed to help companies navigate the nuanced challenges of working with governments, distinguish and convey venture value, and network within an expansive Smart and Resilient City ecosystem.

The program culminates with a final pitch event where up to $150,000 in city pilot opportunities are awarded.

Value to Cities

For cities, AcceliCITY serves to mitigate the risk that often comes with innovation by connecting local governments with globally sourced, expert-vetted Smart & Resilient City solutions. With hundreds of applications each year, from upwards of 40 countries, AcceliCITY’s 2% acceptance rate serves to bring forth the best and most prepared solution providers, ready to tackle the pressing urban challenges facing cities today.

Through AcceliCITY, Leading Cities builds confidence in city leaders to execute innovative solutions bolstering community resilience in a time when it is needed most.