The prizes are great but let us not forget all the extras you get, in fact, we think some of them are even better. But first of all, we want to make sure you understand the judging process.

The criteria

The apps that meet the following criteria will most likely succeed:

  1. TEAM (competencies, experience and diversity / fulfilling the required means)
  2. QUALITY OF THE IDEA (creativity, originality, innovation and design of the user experience)
  3. VALUE & USE OF THE IDEA TO THE CITY (added value and relevance to the users)
  4. BUSINESS MODEL (commercial viability and potential of growth)
  5. FEASIBILITY (technical, operational and commercial)
  6. DATA SETS (The Lisbon Open Datasets use is mandatory in the City-Apps category as well as the use of CitySDK in the tourism-app category).

The jury will decide the batch that goes through to development, as well as the final winners and the honourable mentions, but don’t forget that there is one honourable mention which has nothing to do with our judging – the popular vote.

Winner Prize Package

The prizes for the 3 jury chosen winners will each win the following:

  • Overall winner
    – Prize of 10.000,00 € (ten thousand euros), powered by CML
    – 1 week Startup Tour in London, including visit in the Google Campus in London (travel and workshops included)
    – Working space in the period of incubation for 3 people during the 6 months of incubation, courtesy of Vodafone Power Labs in Lisbon, at a time agreed to by all parties involved,
    – all other prizes (see below)
  • City-App Winner
    – Prize of 10.000,00 € (ten thousand euros), powered by CML
    – all other prizes (see below)
  • Tourism-App Winner
    – Prize of 10.000,00 € (ten thousand euros), powered by CitySDK
    – all other prizes (see below)
  • Honorable Prize (most public votes)
    – all other prizes (see below)

Other Prizes:

  • Go-to-market and Marketing support for the public-launch from Vodafone Portugal, including …
  • Support in setting up a company in Portugal, should that be the case, courtesy of the Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, in specific their entrepreneurship department,
  • Support through mentorship during the incubation period along with a coach and a series of monthly meetings with a panel of mentors courtesy of Vodafone Portugal,
  • SendGrid Silver Level Service: You get free access for 12 months to the Silver level plan which includes 100,000 emails per month, access to all the APIs, dedicated IPs, advanced deliverability features, full email marketing suite and all the support you’ll need. It’s a great prize as all apps need email, transactional and/or marketing. Join Pinterest, Foursquare and Uber. You will also get access to the SendGrid mentors through their acceleration program.
  • FreshDesk: Everything you need to deliver Exceptional Customer Support Because your users and customers are gold, FreshDesk have kindly agreed to get you set up with exceptional customer support for 12 months for 3 agents. You’ll be able to scale fearlessly without leaving anyone behind. Guess what, they’re customer support is the very best.
  • Membership of the SoftLayer startup incubator, their Catalyst Program, which will give you the following goodies:
    • Free best-in-class hosting, a $1000/month credit for hosting for one full year with SoftLayer, integrating the best-in-class technology and connectivity into the industry’s only fully-automated platform, with complete access, control, security and scalability. That includes dedicated servers, cloud servers or a hybrid compute environment
    • Mentoring: You’ll get connected with SoftLayer’s award-winning Innovation Team. These are the über smart guys who created the SoftLayer Automated Platform. They’re our most senior technology team, and they’re experts at things like massively scalable software and hardware architectures, cloud, globally distributed computing, security, “Big Data” databases and all the other crazy new “best and next” practices in modern and forward-looking compute.
    • Increased international market visibility: Catalyst startups receive marketing opportunities with SoftLayer like guest blog posts on the InnerLayer, video interviews, white papers and use cases to help you tell the world about the cool stuff you’re doing. When you’re out of Beta, ask about our Technology Partners Marketplace, which exposes you to thousands of our customers.

Well, what are you waiting for?