These ‘Smart Cities’ Startups Wanna Move to Brooklyn

Meet the finalists for NYU Tandon's Urban Future Competition. Coming from as far as the United Kingdom, they're vying for $25,000 and a space at the Urban Future Lab incubator.

Brooklyn is flexing its “smart city” steez.

Programs in the borough now offer resources to companies addressing how to improve cities, including Greenpoint’s Urban-X and the Urban Tech Hub at the Navy Yard’s New Lab. NYU Tandon’s city- and state-backed Urban Future Lab is the elder statesman of this bunch, having incubated 35 companies since launching in 2009.

Now, as part of the Urban Future Lab’s Urban Future Competition, seven startups from across the country (and two from the United Kingdom) are vying for cash and a place at the Urban Future Lab incubator at the MetroTech Center. 

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