The URBAN-X accelerator program provides 20 immersive weeks of customer development, product development, network-building and expert guidance for startups – all in preparation for fundraising. Our accelerator is unique in that our mentors are experts in urbantech challenges and deeply understand regulated industries and government procurement. There’s no issue we aren’t equipped to help startups solve.
It doesn’t just end at URBAN-X. We work with other investors to help startups reach their next critical milestone after our program ends. The right investors provide critical support in sales, marketing and product development. Our investor partners have extensive history backing reputable startups working on city problems.
Occasionally, our partners take further interest in startups and extend additional investments upon program completion and when it makes sense, we’ll syndicate deals on angel.co via the Urban.Us syndicate.
Most of our startups go on to secure high rates of investment and, on average, raise more than startups in other accelerators. We attribute this to our network of investors, that is highly interested in our investment thesis. Specifically, investors that we work with embrace companies that are working in regulated industries, developing hardware or selling to local governments. URBAN-X is also closely affiliated with BMW iVentures and is operated in partnership with Urban.Us - two funds that have the capacity to offer follow-on investments post-program.