Welcome Mark

Welcome Mark

(that’s Mark in the middle) A little over a year ago, I found myself sitting in-front of an audience, on a stage, chatting with Mark. We were talking about how technology might change cities and I was in for a…

[Hangout] How LEGO Works With Customers to Create Products

[Hangout] How LEGO Works With Customers to Create Products

“But that’s not how we use it!”. This was one of my first interactions with a customer. I had designed what I thought was a very clever low cost Braille display. This first version was prototyped using a mix of…

Using Partners to Win Government Business

Using Partners to Win Government Business

Startups often struggle to get their first pilot and reference customers, which discourages many entrepreneurs and investors from pursuing opportunities that involve selling to cities. What can cities and startups do to navigate current procurement processes and improve them? –…

Why so much focus on building a platform?

We have invested a lot of blood, sweat, and brain power into finding the right approach to creating a platform to help us curate the Urban.Us network. Why? We believe we can help create the same physical synergies that come…

Try Valet Anywhere in NYC

Try Valet Anywhere in NYC

NYC friends. You might want to try this out. In case you missed it, you can have Valet Anywhere valet for you anywhere in NYC.  Have looped in Rob (CEO, co-founder) if you have any questions. Else you can register…

Stonly Baptiste

Welcome Stonly

We can finally make it official. Welcome Stonly. I am excited to have a great co-founder in what I expect will be a fun and rewarding, but challenging adventure. We only met a few months ago, but within the first…

Welcome to 2020

Welcome to 2020. Only six years ago we set out to help startups solve some of our most complex urban challenges. Thanks to you, we’ve been able to invest in and support more than 500 companies and we’re able to…

Coming Soon in 2014

Urban.Us 2014 Since we started 4 months ago, I’ve been overwhelmed by the support and interest, so first, thank you. There is no way to make Urban.Us work without your support. Hopefully the best thanks will be scaling our impact…

Meet The First Urban.Us Startups

Meet The First Urban.Us Startups We’d like you to meet our first startups and tell you a bit about how we met and why we’re excited about what they are doing. Architizer – I was fortunate to meet Marc, not…

What We Believe (And What We’re Testing)

What We Believe (And What We’re Testing) Urban.Us exists to help startups solve urban challenges. We’re beginning with assumptions from personal experience, interviews and observations. In the coming months we’ll be testing these assumptions with our first startups. Expanded Advisory…