URBAN-X is a venture accelerator built by MINI and Urban Us for startups reimagining city life. MINI experts guide founders in design, manufacturing, engineering, marketing, community building and branding. Urban Us connects startups with the leading community of founders, investors, companies and city officials. Together, we’ve invested in many of the leading startups working on city solutions.
URBAN-X is based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at A/D/O, a creative space founded by MINI and dedicated to exploring the boundaries of design. As part of A/D/O, URBAN-X companies join a creative ecosystem, which stimulates innovation through inspiration and inclusive dialogue.
We created URBAN-X for founders that want to re-imagine cities. We've already support over 50 leading urbantech firms in areas like government, security, resilience, built environment, real estate, transportation, logistics, industry 4.0, waste, water and energy.
On average, our teams are raising more almost all other accelerator programs because, beyond the $100,000 investment, we connect you with our community of over 2,000 people focused on startups that can make city life better. This network is especially effective at helping speed traction by connecting with customers and partners. And yes, about 1/3 of the network are investors who are specifically interested in urbantech.
You'll also work alongside experts in residence from BMW and MINI. They share what they've learned about building one of the top global brands in areas like design, communications, manufacturing and engineering. They've built space crafts and recently helped a team cut 6 months and $1m from their hardware development, dramatically reducing their risk of shipping and raising their next round.
We look forward to meeting you.