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February 09, 2018  |  permalink

URBAN-X Demo Day

Last night in Brooklyn, URBAN-X hosted its third Demo Day, featuring pitches from nine startups in areas ranging from car-sharing and autonomous vehicle sensors (which you might expect for BMW MINI) to surveillance balloons and sensor-studded constructions cranes (which you might not). An entire livestream of the event is archived above, featuring pre-game commentary by myself, Urban.Us managing partner Shaun Abramson, and URBAN-X program director Miriam Roure, followed by an opening keynote by Zipcar founder Robin Chase. Tune in.

Update: In advance of Demo Day, the URBAN-X team also asked me to guest edit what they delightfully referred to as a “‘zine” spotlighting a few of the teams. A few snaps from its pages are appended below:

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Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is the director of applied research at NewCities and director of strategy at its mobility offshoot CoMotion.  He is also a partner at FutureMap, a geo-strategic advisory firm based in Singapore, a non-resident senior fellow of The Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, and co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.

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