“Smart Urban Future” AiRelo at TEP Conference 2017, NYC

On October 10th, TEP Conference 2017 “Smart Urban Future” will have taken place in NYC for seven years in a row.

Every year, the TEP Conference brings together academics, policymakers, investors, media, international startups, and representatives from over 20 countries.

The aim of the event is to discuss and share opinions and knowledge about the challenges and opportunities that society, SME’s and larger corporations face around new deployed concepts. The result is an innovative, future-focused networking venue partnered with a forward-thinking conference.

Apart from the conference, TEP invites revolutionary startups from across the globe to join the venue and work with them for three days.

This way, startups have the opportunity to attend master classes from prominent figures and experts, gain better insight into how the US market works, and get a better knowledge about how to expand their startups.

Startups can also perform a one-minute pitch in the main venue in front of investors, partners, collaborators, and other relevant figures who can give them feedback and maybe build a strategic partnership.

Digital disruption, a challenge or an opportunity?

This year, TEP Conference has been held under the topic “Smart Urban Future” to explore the changes since the brutal disruption of technology in our lives, and in cities that have been developing in the same direction.

Technology has turned almost all urban areas into modern cities with services like free public wi-fi, real-time transport information, intelligent public lightning, and others that improve the standards of living for citizens while offering a vast amount of data.

Since the population is increasing every year, it will be a challenge to keep track of all the data. But this can also be an opportunity for data & AI companies which will make cities better while analyzing all the information in real time, effectively making cities services more efficient.

We were honoured to be invited to this edition with AiReloMe by the hand of Start Alliance Berlin. We made the most of this unique experience.

We have recollected some of the moments and lessons of #TEP2017 for you, enjoy!

Monday, 10/9 International welcome

  • Kickoff & Welcome
  • Pitch Clinic: 1-minute flash pitch, with:
  • Sang Ahn, Managing Director, Vice President, and General Manager, Samsung Pay
  • Benedikt von Schroeder, Angel Investor, and Mentor

Tuesday, 10/10

  • Morning: Scale to NYC
  • Evening: Smart Urban Future; Data & Development
  • Night: TEP Reception; Urban mobility in the digital age


Wednesday, 10/11 Site visits & Founders’ dinner

  • Business Lessons from and for New York City
  • The German Accelerator
  • “Early Stage Founders: Lessons from the Inside”
  • Grand Central Tech & Urban Tech Hub
  • Entrepreneur Roundtable Accelerator

Brian Cohen, Investor & Author

David Beatty, MD Gaingels

Teddy Goldstein & Oliver Kray

Stefanie Lemcke & Christian Herzog

Thursday, 10/12 TEP Outlook

Beyond TEP: “Steps to an NY Expansion?

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