Let’s go for Urban-X, an acceleration program that brings together 10 startups expert in Smart Cities. The goal: discover the American market, its subtleties and propose our products to improve the quality of life of the American megalopolis.
For the next 5 months (mid-September 2017 to late February 2018), Qucit’s new HQ is located in the heart of Greenpoint, one of Brooklyn’s hipster neighborhoods in New York City. Qucit will benefit from the support of experts in each of the fields (commercial, user experience, communication and marketing) in the A/D/O building, a space dedicated to innovation that concentrates talents and technologies.
What is Urban-X?
Each cohort of URBAN-X are into 20 intensive and immersive weeks with the aim of:
1- Developing and adapting their products to the American market
2- Developing a commercial strategy dedicated to the targeted market
The participants are supported every day by world-renowned electrical and mechanical engineers, MINI and BMW industrial designers, experienced users and interface designers.
From a commercial point of view, they benefit from the expertise of experts in sales strategy and operational applications of marketing and sales plans.
In fine: the demo day scheduled for February 8th! A day to present the result of these 5 months of hard work and above all, the next steps of our adventure!
And concretely, since September 27th?
A month has passed, here are some highlights
- From the 28th, Qucit has thrown into the big bath by participating in the Urban-X press conference. The perfect way to introduce ourself to the American world: nearly 200 people, journalists and tech experts in the United States were present to discover the new players of Smart Cities.
- Qucit has made exciting encounters such as entrepreneurs (Sascha, CEO of CityMart or David Braunstein, President of Together for Safer Roads) or even the New York City Hall. We had the chance to showcase the interest of data for a city like New York in the heart of the City Hall; a unique and unforgettable experience!