Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Gigabit Challenge Announces Screampoint as First Platform Partner

The GigabitChallenge, a global business plan competition looking for entrepreneurial ideas to disrupt on the Google Fiber network, has welcomed Screampoint as its first Platform Partner. Screampoint is a global leader in providing 5D SMART™ technology solutions that allow government officials, master developers and corporate leaders to access multi-departmental real-time city and building data through the unique interface of a 3D visual model of a city.  As an important new tool in the real estate technology and Smart City sector, Screampoint’s 5D SMART™ technologies will change the way the built environment and the smart cities of the future will be designed, built, monitored and managed. 

As part of the Platform Partner package, Screampoint will allow third-party developers that are finalists in The Gigabit Challenge to utilize the Screampoint 5D SMART™ platform to build applications for free for a period of one year starting in Q1 2012.  This is the same quarter in which Google will begin to deploy the first-in-the-nation one-gigabit Google Fiber network in Kansas City. 

“We are very excited to have Screampoint on board as the founding Platform Partner,” said Tyler Prochnow, co-founder of Think Big Partners, host of The Gigabit Challenge.  “The company’s next-generation 5D SMART™ technology will spawn a whole new genre of applications, including those that will power smart cities, that are ideally suited to run on the Google Fiber network.”

Screampoint is active in countries around the globe and assembles technology companies, building systems management companies, and AEC firms to bring 5D SMART solutions to cities and building owners.

The Gigabit Challenge invites other major platform providers such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Oracle and Salesforce to join startup Screampoint in working with The Gigabit Challenge as a Platform Partners.  The Challenge is calling on these innovators to let their developer communities know about this opportunity and encourage them to compete for the $100,000 Grand Prize. 

The first round of The Gigabit Challenge opened on October 3, 2011 and will close at midnight on October 31, 2011.  Finalists will be announced in November and a final pitch with an awards ceremony will be held in Kansas City on January 18, 2012.  View the complete schedule.  For questions concerning applications, partnerships, or judging opportunities, please visit or call (816) 842-5244.  

Take me to the press release.
Written by Allison Way

No comments:

Post a Comment