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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

Urban Odyssey, new startup call

For its 3rd year of existence, Urban Odyssey, the urban startup studio, partner of the Incubateur HEC, is calling for entrepreneurs again to co-create their startup and accelerate the transition towards better cities 

Icade startup studio call

HEC Incubator and Icade, a major French real estate player, operate Urban Odyssey in partnership. Since 2019, Urban Odyssey has launched 11 very early-stage start-up projects, and aims to create 5 new ventures in 2021.

Now, it’s your turn! 

Call for application: Join Urban Odyssey and HEC Incubator at Station F to co-create your urban start-up

Are you an entrepreneur but still hesitating to get out there? Whether you have an idea, a project, or not, you may have just what it takes to become CEO of one of Urban Odyssey’s startups!

Are you passionate about making cities better: securing a shift to a low-carbon economy, preserving biodiversity, developing well-being solutions in city living, and accompanying new urban uses? 

Urban Odyssey is the first startup studio dedicated to the future of urban life, backed by ICADE, a sector leader. The objective: to co-create 5 new ventures in 2021 and make a stand in building better cities.

Join HEC Incubator’s real estate/urban program and co-create your startup with Icade! 

Together with a community of passionate entrepreneurs to tackle urgent environmental and societal issues

Since the end of 2020, Urban Odyssey’s team has committed to preparing the groundwork for new ventures addressing hot topics, such as the aftermath of Covid on digitalization & the future of work places.

Similarly, the upcoming environmental regulation (RE2020), as well as the newly passed Climate and Resilience bill, are bound to emphasize the need for practical solutions for the real estate and construction sector: building renovation and energy efficiency, new housing models to combat urban spreading, preserving our resources and our biodiversity... 

Along with designers and experts from Icade, the studio has initiated early stage projects, destined to be seized by entrepreneurs during the summer. We hope that it will help us accelerate the launch of new ventures that will thrive in this new business environment.

Take example on Domani, Vertuo, Cultures&Compagnies, Cycle Up, Stock or Imagin’Office 
and leverage Icade’s assets to meet your market faster!

[Fill this form] to be a part of Urban Odyssey’s next batch of entrepreneurs in residence.

What you get as entrepreneur in residence 


Icade startup studio call

From idea to business



PHASE 1 – June to October 2021 - “JOIN” : building your team and project

●    June : Meet the Urban Odyssey team 
●    July-August : Consolidate your project (coaching, meetings with Icade’s experts)
●    October : Pitch in front of the Board and integrate HEC Incubator early November !


Are you the right kind of entrepreneur ? 

If you have an idea, or a project, we have what it takes to bring it faster to the next level.
Are you looking for a business idea or an already existing startup you could become CEO of? 
Whether you are a seasoned entrepeneur or an ambitious graduate… If you share our values, we may have just what you need !

If you are interested, then fill this form!
The Urban Odyssey team is meeting candidates during the month of June, don’t wait to contact us!


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