We may have reached peak ‘smart city’. This trend depends on the continued densification of global urban areas and the exponential penetration of the internet into industries that were previously isolated from digitization. To see the peak in [...]
How can we create a brighter urban life? Innovators from BMW and URBAN-X discussed creative solutions for the future of cities, and the role of automobiles in it all, at their Next100 event in Santa Monica on October 14th. More than 250 leaders [...]
Q&A with Chris and Daniel of nello nello is a smartphone app (and soon a piece of accompanying retrofit hardware) that brings keyless access to apartment buildings. By upgrading your existing building intercom to make it a smart intercom, [...]
URBAN-X got off to a fantastic start earlier this year and graduated nine exceptional companies from our first cohort. We are exceedingly proud of them! Way back when (you know, the stone age), our second cohort was scheduled to get underway [...]
Thanks to everyone who came out for the very first URBAN-X demo day at Hudson Mercantile yesterday! Nine great urban tech startups pitched to a packed house of over 200 investors, mentors, founders, city officials, and urban innovators. Demos [...]
In the last few years, many US cities have begun putting their open city data online for citizens, companies and scientists to examine, use and learn from. Data from arrests, parking, noise and countless other sources have become available for [...]
Cities are much more than a collection of centrally located residential and commercial buildings connected to essential infrastructure for human existence. Cities are an amalgamation of people, communities, experiences, creative and industrious [...]
So we’ve been a little quiet on the PR front these past few weeks. But we’ve been very, very busy. As many of you know, our first cohort of nine companies kicked off in mid-March. Our days and nights have been filled with solder, app [...]
URBAN-X is an opportunity for all of us to think at a truly enormous scale — beyond individual consumers and beyond businesses. Our goal is to take what we’ve learned about accelerating hardware and software startups with HAX and SOSV and [...]
Urban populations are growing faster than global populations. The United Nations predicts that while the planet’s population will increase by just over two billion people by 2050, our cities will grow by nearly three billion.
Successful applicants receive $60,000 USD seed capital investment plus significant in-kind software, hosting, and legal services. Join us at our offices and makerspace at A/D/O in Brooklyn for three months of intensive programming and mentorship, business development, and product engineering support from world-class MINI designers and engineers.
URBAN-X is a new accelerator from the people behind MINI and SOSV. We invest in and accelerate startups who are focused on intelligent cities, urban hyper-growth, and society-scale challenges. Contact us.