Urban-X Cohort 02.


The startup accelerator by MINI and SOSV kicks off cohort 02 at its new creative home in Greenpoint.

At A/D/O, URBAN-X companies become part of a creative ecosystem with opportunity for daily exposure to their end consumer. The space offers access to a range of potential collaboration partners as well as a public program intended to provoke and invigorate the creative practice, spark debate and inspire important new work. A/D/O invites URBAN-X companies to utilize its space for real-time feedback — for example, by showcasing working prototypes at its design store.

As URBAN-X welcomes its newest cohort, it will advance its mission to support early-stage companies in making compelling ideas viable and scalable through three core principles: technology geared towards human need, design that drives adoption, and city-scale ambition.

Through each program cycle, URBAN-X companies benefit from the expertise of world-class mentors, significant in-kind services and seed capital investment. In addition to an educational program with visiting industry leaders, companies receive ongoing support from electrical and mechanical engineers, industrial design talent from MINI and BMW, user-experience and interface designers, and experts in investment strategy, sales, growth and communications. 

Cohort 02 of URBAN-X is comprised of eight companies (listed below). With a mission to improve urban life by making it smarter, more efficient and more enjoyable, Cohort 02 is driving the sustainable transportation of cargo, helping the visually-impaired better navigate through their communities, harnessing the potential of big data for blue collar industries, and more. 

- O2-O2
- Buildsense.io
- Citiesense
- Contextere
- Revmax
- Sencity
- Upcycles
- WearWorks

URBAN-X is a venture accelerator that educates, invests in and advocates for companies shaping the future of cities through technology and design. Founded by MINI, URBAN-X forges meaningful connections with leaders in the public and private sectors, helping early-stage startups turn compelling ideas into viable, scalable solutions for urban life.

URBAN-X 01, the inaugural cohort, consisted of nine companies, who graduated from the program in June 2016. Applications for URBAN-X 03 are currently open at urban-x.com.

URBAN-X is based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at A/D/O, a creative space founded by MINI 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.

Find URBAN-X on Twitter and Instagram at @urbanxaccel and on Facebook.

URBAN-X 02 will present its market-ready prototypes and business concepts to customers, prospective partners, media, and leading investors on Demo Day, to be held May 4, 2017 at A/D/O.

Photography by Gary He and Johan Schwind courtesy of URBAN-X.

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