FAST COMPANY – At URBAN-X, the one-of-a-kind MINI venture accelerator in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, eight startups are exploring clever solutions to traffic, air pollution, and other city troubles.
MINI is rolling on new ground today as it announces the first nine companies that will participate in the company’s URBAN-X startup accelerator program. The automaker has partnered with HAX, a division of venture capital firm SOSV, to create a cohort of innovative startups with the goal of improving the quality of life in cities.
What will the city of the future look like? We’re starting to see new technologies capable of helping future urban populations share more resources, reduce costs and communicate in new ways and BMW’s MINI would like to be at the forefront of this movement.