Dealflow | May 24, 2017

Urban Us and BMW-Mini team up to accelerate urbantech

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Urban Us, the smart-city venture fund, is partnering with BMW-Mini to find entrepreneurs focused on the future of cities with solutions for urban pollution, energy savings in buildings, and workforce connectivity.

It’s the third round of the URBAN-X accelerator program in Brooklyn, launched by Mini last year. “As cities continue to grow, they magnify opportunities for their citizens and in turn, the challenges that need to be overcome by smart investment and innovation,” says Urban Us’ Shaun Abrahamson.

URBAN-X’s roadshow this summer will stop in Seattle, Austin, Barcelona, Berlin, Montreal, Munich and other innovation hubs to meet with urbantech founders, investors, universities, and corporation.

Applications are open now for the new cohort, which features more money (up to $100,000) and more lab time (five months).