Tomorrow’s world-changing startups, grown in NYC
The Urban Future Competition debuts the world’s most revolutionary smart mobility, smart city, and smart grid technologies by bringing the brightest entrepreneurs together with mission-driven investors, policy leaders, and corporate sponsors for a prestigious pitch competition in NYC. Thanks to BP, New York Community Trust (NYCT) and NYSERDA, we are able to offer each of three winners a $50,000 cash prize and admission into the ACRE incubator at UFL, NYC’s longest running cleantech incubator program.
New York's supportive state and city governments, flourishing tech sector, and massive scale make it the #2 startup ecosystem in the world. The city has become the ideal laboratory for creating sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Apply today to build a better tomorrow.
In addition to the cash prize and admittance to the internationally acclaimed ACRE incubator, winners of the competition will gain access to both BP’s and ACRE’s community of experts who will help to scale their businesses and accelerate their paths to success.
ACRE companies have raised more than $340 million in follow on funding and have a survival rate of >90% since the program’s inception in 2009.
$50,000 cash prize with zero-equity stake
Entrance into NY’s premier cleantech incubator
Global recognition and promotional media opportunities
Partnership opportunities with leading industry corporate or public agencies