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June 6, 2019

Urban-X accelerator backs seven new companies pitching services for the world’s cities

Urban-X, the startup accelerator for companies focused on solving the problems facing the world’s urban environment, has selected the latest seven companies for its sixth cohort.

Backed by the design arm of BMW’s Mini division and the venture capital firm, Urban.US, the seven companies will receive $150,000 in financing and participate in the Urban-X 20-week accelerator program replete with access to engineers and designers from BMW, software developers, policy experts, and sales and marketing leaders.

The companies selected for the program include:

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April 22, 2019

Meal kits might be better for the planet than a trip to the store

It turns out the meal kits you can have delivered to your door by services like Blue Apron, HelloFresh and even Walmart might be more than convenient. They could be better for the environment, too. It’s a bit counter intuitive given all the packaging…
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December 12, 2018

This Simple Video Game Shows You How to Sort Your Trash

How many of us are guilty of throwing compostable chopsticks in the garbage? Or food-soiled aluminum containers in the recycling? A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia has figured out just the way to help us get it right: a video game.

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