Startup Life at URBAN-X


Life at URBAN-X goes at a New York pace, but so does growth for every startup here. During the five month cohort program, startups benefit from rapid advancement of their solution. Weekly check-ins with leaders on the URBAN-X team, one-on-ones with Experts-in-Residence, prototyping in our fabrication lab and workshop sessions to train startups on sales, marketing, communications and customer acquisition are just some of the things our cohorts experience every week. Group social outings in NYC and ‘Founder Stories’ encourage camaraderie and community. We also want startups who are intentional about their culture, so we offer sessions on mindfulness and meditation.


We know from firsthand experience that hardware is hard. The fabrication lab offers a full spectrum of on-site resources including laser cutters, CNC routers and 3D printers are available to all startups along with support by a fabrication specialist, ensuring you always have access to the supplies and equipment you need.


Created by Fredrik Berselius (ASKA) and Claus Meyer (Great Northern Food Hall, Agern), Norman, the in-house public restaurant at A/D/O and URBAN-X is open from early morning until late night. The restaurant offers baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, a full lunch and dinner menu and bar service.

The Office.

Startups have dedicated desk space, locked storage, conference rooms and private phone booths. Cohorts will also have access to larger classrooms in the Atrium at A/D/O that are available for booking.


Startup life at URBAN-X is more than just access to the best resources and guidance available – it also includes access to the vibrant culture calendar at A/D/O – a design institution by MINI that hosts regular workshops, design exhibits, culinary events and author talks.



New York City is the best place to create an urbantech startup. No other city offers the diversity of talent, access to customers, capital and media, progressive local government policy, and connections to anywhere in the world.

Greenpoint is just 15 minutes by subway from midtown. The neighborhood has quickly become an arts and culinary hub and shares borders with other cultural hot-spots, Long Island City and Williamsburg.