The QBE and Ashoka Urban Resilience challenge is an opportunity for urban resilience startups to win up to $75,000. Additionally, ten finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York to pitch their ventures and will be eligible for mentorship from QBE business experts. QBE and Ashoka are seeking technology companies with expertise in one of the following categories:

  • The Built Environment (Infrastructure)
  • Sustainable Economies

  • Food/Water/Waste

  • Public Health

  • Safety

An informational webinar is being held on Tuesday, April 9th at 1:30 PM ET and  Submissions are due by Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 by 5:00 PM ET.

If you apply by Monday, April 15th you will receive feedback from Ashoka and will be given the opportunity to revise their application before the final deadline. Also, one early applicant will be given free business coaching by QBE Ventures business experts.

Click below to learn more or start your application.

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If you have any questions about the challenge, please reach out to Roberto De La Pena, at



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