Cities Summit at SXSW

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Are you a Dutch startup or entrepreneur that offers smart city solutions? Do you want to expand your business to the USA and do you want to share your ideas and vision about Urban Living with an international audience during the South by Southwest festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, USA? Then we are looking for you!

What is SXSW?
The South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) is a unique festival and conference gathering of the Interactive, music and creative industry, which is held from 9-18 March 2018 in Austin, Texas, USA. In recent years, SXSW has become a launching platform for successful companies like Twitter and Foursquare. Fortune Magazine called SXSW “the single best place in the creative innovation world to build relationships and to get to know people.” In 2017, SXSW equipped 421,900 people from 95 countries with a platform for achievement, inspiration and discover.

Smart Cities program
New this year in the official SXSW program is the Cities Summit, which is held March 12 & 13. The New Dutch Wave (NDW) House is an official venue of the Summit.
Tuesday March 13th, we will host a special Smart Cities Program in the New Dutch Wave House, where the visions of Dutch professionals and municipalities are shared on how they think the future will look like for cities in the world.

The New Dutch Wave Smart City program is a kick off to the second period of the Smart City Strategy that is being developed by the Dutch government together with national and International cities, startups and entrepreneurs.

So, are you a Dutch creative, startup, city or entrepreneur and are you specialized-or interested in Smart & Livable cities? Than come and share your ideas and vision about Urban Living during the South by Southwest festival.

Why should you join?
Your company will be part of the official SXSW program.
You will get the opportunity to pitch your smart city solution for an international audience (200-250 delegates of the City Summit).
You get a platinum badge for the SXSW Cities Summit and the New Dutch Wave program, including the closing networking event of the SXSW Cities Summit at the NDW House, valued at $1.650,00.

If you are interested in joining the delegation please send an e-mail to Youri Goudswaard at before the 5th of march. Include a short outline of your pitch (7 minutes on the theme: ‘The Future of Living’).

Travel and accommodation will not be provided and have to be self organized.

There is a limited number of places available. If the number of applicants exceeds the available spots the organization will make a selection.