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Our Urban Innovators


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Our Urban Innovators


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A digital platform connecting individuals who face significant boundaries to employment with professional opportunities.

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A commuter shuttle service that builds better transit routes by learning commuter habits and preferences.

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An online platform that helps makers find spaces for their activities, like workshops and commercial kitchens.

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An online platform that connects local vendors and makers with unique opportunities to "pop up" their brands.

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A suite of tools that transforms water utility data into financial and conservation solutions for the community.

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An intelligent peer-to-peer mobile platform for street parking.

 

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A peer-to-peer platform to exchange cash currencies in person, based on the current rate.

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An urban vertical farming and retailing system designed to produce and sell local food.

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A mobile platform that
connects those with excess food to those in need.

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A mobile donation platform
for the homeless and other neighbors in need.


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An on-demand, multi-pickup ridesharing solution matching cars with multiple riders. Acquired by Lyft!

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An easy way to apply to multiple preschools online and manage the preschool admission process.


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A toolkit to help people invest 
in the places and projects they care about.

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A social platform to swap
items in exchange for things that spark your interest.

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A collaborative social pinboard for local and community events.
 

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A blue collar, online identity service that makes it easier to find work in the trades.

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Some Testimonials


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Some Testimonials


“The most valuable part was being able to have access to government leaders, which my own community and network wasn’t allowing me to do.”

The most valuable part was being able to have access to government leaders, which my own community and network wasn’t allowing me to do.
— Tejal Shah, KidAdmit Co-Founder
“When I first met Julie, and her co-founder Clara, HandUp was just an idea. Their support has been instrumental in getting us off the ground. They are home for a new kind of startup, urban ventures with social missions.”

When I first met Julie, and her co-founder Clara, HandUp was just an idea. Their support has been instrumental in getting us off the ground. They are home for a new kind of startup, urban ventures with social missions.
— Rose Broome, HandUp Co-Founder
“Tumml was uniquely suited to our needs. They connected us to government agencies, apprenticeship programs, and unions in a way that your typical tech accelerator couldn’t.”

Tumml was uniquely suited to our needs. They connected us to government agencies, apprenticeship programs, and unions in a way that your typical tech accelerator couldn’t.
— Patrick Cushing, Workhands Co-Founder
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Curriculum


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Curriculum


Designed to help entrepreneurs meet the regulatory and legislative challenges of operating in cities, Tumml entrepreneurs work closely with our Mentors through one-on-one office hours and group lectures. Tumml's Mentorship Board is comprised of a national network of civic and government leaders, successful urban innovators, and investors.

Our program covers three broad themes: business models, product development, and fundraising. Every week, we bring in leading experts in government, tech, regulation, investing, and social impact. Past speakers have included: Chris Lambert (CTO of Lyft), Marco Zappacosta (CEO of Thumbtack), Angela Kingyens (Version One Ventures), Kim-Mai Cutler (TechCrunch), Matt Brezina (Founder at Xobni), Lisa Gansky (Mesh/ angel investor), Laurel Barsotti (SF Gov), Kirsten Tobey (Co-Founder of Revolution Foods), Molly Turner (public policy at Airbnb), Jason Calacanis (angel investor), Gavin Newsom (California's Lieutenant Governor), among others.

The curriculum also includes office hours with leading service providers (including pro bono legal office hours, web/ hosting, banking, UI/ UX, etc) and investor panels from leading names in for-good and for-profit funding (Omidyar Network, SV Angel, Better Ventures, etc).