Building a product is easy. Designing a solution is hard. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with our startups to help them level up, serve customers, gain visibility, and raise their next round of capital. From product-market fit to Series-A, we know how important a strong foundation is, which is why we work with our startups at every touchpoint.



Number of mentors and potential partners in our network.


Initial investment upon acceptance into our program.


Acceptance rate per cohort application.


URBAN-X startups with female co-founders (historical).

We walked into the doors of URBAN-X with some patents, a few very rough prototypes, and a Tupperware container.

We walked out with an engineering proof of concept, a validated product, some amazing partners, press mentions in top-tier publications, a network of customers and lasting friendships.

Dan Bowden
Co-Founder of O2O2


At the end of every Cohort program is Demo Day – a powerful platform for startups to showcase market-ready prototypes and solutions to an audience of investors, thought leaders, press and influencers. View our keynote from Demo Day 03 from ZipCar Founder Robyn Chase here.


On Thursday, February 8, 2018, we celebrated the culmination of our third program with Demo Day 03. We’re honored to assemble a great group of designers, entrepreneurs, investors, and other leaders from the public and private sectors – and connect them to teams making city life better.

Being associated with URBAN-X gave us credibility within the startup scene.

By the end of the program, we had a functioning prototype, support from major blind organizations, a powerful presentation pitch deck, and a clear road map to face the future.


Download our annual reports for data-rich insights into the problems that our startups are solving, their approaches and motivations, and the broader urbantech ecosystem in which they exist.

Urban-X Zine.

A biannual publication exploring the creative edges of entrepreneurship and the innovators reimagining city life. Sign up to receive the latest edition.