April 20th, 2021 by

URBAN-X, the leading urban technology startup accelerator backed by MINI and Urban Us, today announced its move to Newlab, a community of experts and innovators applying transformative technology to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

Taking up 1,000 square feet at Newlab’s headquarters in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, URBAN-X will bring its prototyping tools, such as a 3D printer and digital fabrication lab, to Newlab’s space to support the early-stage startups participating in the 20-week accelerator specifically. URBAN-X will also leverage access to Newlab’s suite of on-site prototyping and product realization resources to turn the startups’ ideas into reality.

“Brooklyn is central to New York City’s role as a global innovation hub and is home to countless founders building new solutions that challenge the status quo and solve some of the biggest issues of our time, like climate change,” said Micah Kotch, Managing Director at URBAN-X. “We are excited to join Newlab’s community, provide resources for entrepreneurs to succeed and scale, and collaborate to drive change across the city and beyond.”

Combining deep expertise in developing hardware for startups and to kick-off their partnership, URBAN-X and Newlab will host a virtual event series this spring on building hardware in a digital world.

“We’re pleased to welcome URBAN-X to the Newlab community, where its startup cohorts will be able to benefit from access to Newlab’s resources, infrastructure, staff, and collaborative environment to continue driving innovation that solves the world’s biggest challenges,” said Shaun Stewart, CEO of Newlab. “Some of the most exciting, impactful and transformative innovation is happening right here in New York City, and by welcoming URBAN-X into the Newlab community, we are strengthening the already-thriving NYC innovation ecosystem.”

URBAN-X recently announced their latest class of startups, Cohort 09, who are building technologies to increase sustainable transportation, support a transition to clean energy, improve disaster preparedness, and create connected communities. The accelerator is also now accepting applications for its tenth cohort of startups who are reimagining city life. The cohort will launch in August 2021. Interested entrepreneurs and founders should apply at https://www.urban-x.com/apply/ by Friday, April 30, 2021.

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