Just like the gas street lamps of the past gave way to electric lights that illuminate our paths at night, the things that keep our busy cities rushing along efficiently never stop being innovated and improved. There are undeniable benefits to living in urban areas, but unavoidable hassles as well, from crowding and pollution to the need to make sense of all the systems and information we interact with on a daily basis.
We worked with MINI to highlight several companies from URBAN-X, an accelerator transforming urban life, that are revolutionizing the way city-dwellers live.
From the unused parking lot reimagined into a beautiful and functional coworking and gathering space to the haptic wristband helping people with visual impairments navigate sidewalks with ease, take a walk down the city block of the future.
URBAN-X is the leading accelerator for startups reimagining city life. Founded by MINI, and run in partnership with Urban.Us, URBAN-X helps early-stage companies work with and in cities.
Based in Brooklyn, URBAN-X has a global reach unparalleled by any other urbantech accelerator, providing startups with a network of over 2,000 partners around the world, including entrepreneurs, investors and public-sector leaders, who support founders through the URBAN-X program. During the year, URBAN-X leadership visits cities worldwide — in the U.S., Europe, Asia and beyond — to meet entrepreneurs and individuals shaping the future of urban life. Applications for Cohort 06 are currently open at www.URBAN-X.com and find URBAN-X on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.