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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

Urban Odyssey, the urban startup studio, is calling for entrepreneurs

For its 4th year of existence, Urban Odyssey, the urban startup studio, is calling for entrepreneurs to co-create their startup and accelerate the transition towards better cities

Urban odyssey

Incubateur HEC Paris and Icade, a major French real estate player, operate Urban Odyssey in partnership. Since 2019, Urban Odyssey has launched more than 11 very early-stage start-up projects, and aims to create 5 new ventures in 2022.

Now, it’s your turn! 

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

Are you an entrepreneur but still hesitating to get out there? Whether you have an early-stage project, or just an idea yet, 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 

Our entrepreneurs share with us the will to create and scale useful solutions for the transition of cities toward a better future. Energy, climate and biodiversity challenges 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 …

With its staff composed of entrepreneurs, designers, business developers and experts from Icade, the studio puts its resources at the service of future co-founders to help them accelerate the launch of new ventures that will thrive in our changing business environment!

Take example on Domani, Lokimo, IvyNest, 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.

Urban odyssey


What you get as entrepreneur in residence 


From idea to business


PHASE 1 – June to October 2022 - “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 an early-stage project, we have what it takes to bring it faster to the next level. 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!