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What a year to make a difference. What a year to make a change.

Program Manager

Smart City Works is looking for a Program Manager (PM) to join our Urban Tech Accelerator program team in the Greater Washington, DC Metro Region reporting to the Managing Director. The PM’s focus is program operations and execution of the Smart City Works’ Actuator playbook to deliver the best possible program experience for founders, mentors, partners, investors and other stakeholders. The PM will work under the guidance of the Managing Director to deliver a world class accelerator experience to all stakeholders.

Managing Director

Smart City Works is looking for a seasoned Managing Director (MD) who can take the helm and lead our next generation business accelerator (“The Actuator”) and the investment strategy for Smart City Works Venture Labs in the Greater Washington, DC Metro Region. Your focus is to invest in the best founders and companies and support them from ideation to exit. You will actively recruit, select, mentor and guide founders through challenges, critical decisions, strategy, tactics, securing investment, making hard decisions and celebrating their wins. You will be supported by our senior leadership team, mentors, and network, who focus on program growth and investment and, with you, on executing a proven playbook and delivering the best possible experience for Founders.

Call for Innovators

Smart City Works Venture Labs is Open for Application for the Next Cohort
Call for Innovation (PDF) FAQs (PDF)

Cities are our future.

Cities are at an inflection point. Rapid urbanization, failing infrastructure, and climate change are putting tremendous stress on urban communities. At the same time, digitization, advances in material science, AI, and cloud, offer an incredible opportunity to disrupt the way we design, build, and operate cities. Today, we now can—and must—improve the livability, sustainability, and resilience of cities. That is our goal, our purpose, our mission: build smarter, live better.

The ACTUATOR is a new class of business accelerator, called a business ACTUATOR, that can more rapidly move early stage ventures to commercialization and reduce downstream investor risk.  We are uniquely focused on infrastructure, the built environment, and on changing how to design, build and operate civil infrastructure. Our twice-yearly 90-day intensive business actuation program is designed to propel graduating companies into the marketplace endowed with proven products, and equipped with the skills to grow and compete for funding and market share.

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