Urban Impact

Urban Impact was founded on the belief that real impact is not designed and forced top-down but born and nurtured bottom-up instead. Urban tinkerers are in the best position to fix our cities.

In 2019 we started an agency that marries a civic mindset with the agile spirit of a start-up to facilitate the deployment and scaling of the right urban tech solutions.

Testbeds, transformative coalitions, and go-to-market for startups and scaleups. Our customers include city administrations, large utility companies, real-estate developers, start-ups, and foundations.


Jonas Schorr, Partner

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