Urban.Us is a platform that will enable the most promising entrepreneurs addressing global urban challenges.
More of us are moving to cities. This migration is creating new challenges in areas like mobility, security, energy and governance. And as if this was not enough, simply solving the problems is not enough - solutions need to be financially and environmentally sustainable.
While large global firms like IBM, Siemens and GE attract a great deal of attention with smarter citie offerings, early stage firms are taking on grand urban challenges. In the last few years alone, we've seen startups disrupt areas ranging from mobility (Lyft, Waze) and security (Dropcam, Skycatch) to governance (Public Stuff, Modria) and sustainable buildings (Nest, Firstfuel).
We’re getting better at starting new organizations to solve specific problems. Over the last decade, accelerator programs have shown that they help startups to efficiently navigate early stage risks. More recently, firms like AngelList, Startup Health, Quirky and yes, jovoto, too have show how you can collaborate online at a global scale to find and test ideas. You can create very effective communities by bringing the best people together, regardless of where there live in the world.
Urban.Us will be an online community that brings together the best entrepreneurs, urban leaders, citizens and investors. They will help to identify promising concepts and teams, and then provide guidance and feedback through the major early stage growth phases.
The aim is a unique and state of the art logo for Urban.Us. Your logo will be the basis for the development of the corporate identity.