Urban Co-Lab is an urban innovation focused coworking space and startup incubator designed for community changemakers and innovators looking to create solutions for urban problems throughout the nation. We are rooted in our mantra:
"Because urban innovation needs an ecosystem.”
Urban Co-Lab Vision:
The vision of Urban Co-Lab is to build national centers for entrepreneurial activity and innovation that serve as a catalyst for the revitalization of historic yet rapidly evolving corridors throughout the nation. By leveraging some of the brightest and most diverse minds, Urban Co-Lab aspires to create positive and community-centric entrepreneurship spaces for companies creating sustainable, scalable solutions to education, housing, transportation and other areas of importance to urban corridors.
What Makes Urban Co-Lab Different?
Urban Co-Lab is unique in that our social venture is built on a model of transforming under-served neighborhoods. It is guided by our belief that rapidly changing urban communities need advanced spaces for entrepreneurship. We work with entrepreneurs to address urban problems through job creation, internships, and inspiration for local residents, thereby creating an ecosystem of business for urban cores.
Community & Education Components:
In addition to our entrepreneurial programming, Urban Co-Lab is committed to being a true part of the communities within which we reside by developing programs that partner with and serve the surrounding area. Urban Co-Lab is also proud to build the pipeline of access and cross-cultural, social capital through our partnerships with nearby, minority-serving colleges and universities that provide opportunities for students to intern and work alongside start-up founders.
Urban Co-Lab works to achieve this mission through our non-profit arm, URBAN INNOVATORS. Learn more about this branch below: