URBAN-X by MINI in Partnership with JVP Launches New Cohort of Urban Innovators Building Critical Climate Technologies
Six early-stage startups provide solutions to challenges in real estate development, mobility, and energy management
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- URBAN-X, the leading urban technology startup platform by MINI, today announced its thirteenth cohort of early-stage startups dedicated to advancing climate technology solutions. Run in collaboration with leading venture capital firm JVP, this new cohort represents a number of startups from across the country. Selected from a pool of over 160 applicants, the six startups are working on solutions in real estate development, mobility, and energy & carbon management to create more interconnected cities that improve quality of life for all.
The launch of this cohort coincides with the end of a record-breaking summer, where extreme heat waves, wildfires, and floods have underscored the urgent need to reshape our climate trajectory. Recognizing the significance of this challenge, URBAN-X is committed to fostering more sustainable, livable, and resilient cities by nurturing startups that offer impactful solutions.
"It's clear, now more than ever, that the work climate tech founders and startups are doing is critical to the continued prosperity of cities in the midst of a climate crisis," said Mike Peyton, President of MINI Business Innovations LLC, and Vice President of MINI of the Americas. "MINI is committed to driving positive change in urban environments, and we see no better way forward than through the work of the emerging startups URBAN-X is supporting."
These six startups join a growing list of over 100 companies that have graduated from the URBAN-X program. More than 87 percent of startups raise their next round during or right after the program. Over the course of the four-month program, the startups will benefit from hands-on mentorship in areas such as customer engagement, product development, talent acquisition, and brand strategy. Each team will also have access to URBAN-X's expansive network of world-class design, engineering, and branding experts from MINI, as well as office space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
"We are excited by the companies in Cohort 13 because they build on work we've supported in the past in new and innovative ways," said Johan Schwind, Managing Director of URBAN-X. "These solutions will drive us towards a better, more resilient future, and we are dedicated to helping scale them just as climate innovations are needed most in cities in the U.S. and across the globe."
The complete list of URBAN-X Cohort 13 companies includes:
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