Global Urban Innovators is our community of trailblazing international urban tech companies. These startups and social enterprises creatively apply technology to tackle pressing urban challenges. We choose Innovators for their radically new approach to improving cities around the world.

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Devin de Vries, Co-Founder, WhereIsMyTransport

WhereIsMyTransport provides an open platform for integrated transport data that provides users, developers, and cities with a comprehensive look at formal and informally run public transportation options, particularly in emerging African cities. Devin de Vries is an entrepreneur dedicated to fostering technological innovation to solve social problems in the developing world. For the last eight […]

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Eyal Feder, Chief Executive Officer, ZenCity

An Artificial Intelligence-based analytics dashboard, ZenCity tracks social media, municipal platforms and 411 telephone lines to provide city governments with real-time, actionable insights about citizens and municipal services to improve citizen experience of the city. Eyal Feder-Levy, 30, is the CEO and co-founder of ZenCity, urban startup from Tel Aviv measuring wide-scale citizen feedback in […]

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Grégoire Landel, CEO, CityTaps

Leveraging the Internet of Things and smart water meters, CityTaps partners with local utility companies to guarantee water access to households, including the urban poor, allowing users to use mobile money to pre-pay for water and secure access directly in their home. Grégoire Landel is a Franco-American social entrepreneur and the founder of CityTaps. He […]

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Teo Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Alt-A

Alt-A seeks to make spaces shared by human and vehicle traffic safer and smarter. Using 3D mapping, real-time data collection, and intelligent sensor technologies, their alert system increases safety for pedestrians and vehicles alike.

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Eve Picker, Founder, Small Change

Small Change is a real estate equity crowdfunding portal to help fund transformational real estate projects, helping communities identify and deliver change-making, high-impact urban development. With a background as an architect, city planner, urban designer, real estate developer, community development strategist, publisher, and instigator, Eve has a rich understanding of how cities and urban neighborhoods […]

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Euwyn Poon, Co-founder and President, Spin

Spin's mission is to help people move around cities. Their first product reimagines bikeshare - Spin's GPS-equipped smart bikes are unlocked via a mobile app, and can be dropped off at any bike parking spot. By offering a convenient, affordable, and environmentally-friendly mode of transport, Spin aims to reduce congestion and improve last mile transportation […]

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Victor Splittgerber, CTO, Green City Solutions

Green City Solutions are the creators of CityTree, combining a vertically installed moss culture with Internet of Things technology to address air pollution in cities. Each CityTree has the environmental equivalent of 275 urban trees, at a fraction of the space and maintenance costs. Victor studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Dresden with […]

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Kalpana Viswanath, Co-Founder, Safetipin

Safetipin is a map-based mobile application that works to make cities safer, with a focus on women’s safety. The app collects and disseminates safety-related information to both users and city decision-makers on a large scale through crowdsourcing and geospatial analysis. Dr. Kalpana Viswanath is the co-founder and CEO of Safetipin, which is a social enterprise using data […]

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