We build the future of urban life

A Start-up Studio to create solutions for better cities:
improving homes, work places and well-being experiences.

In partnership with HEC Paris | Incubateur

We are the first Start-up Studio dedicated to the future of cities and powered by a major urban player

You want to keep the entrepreneur’s mindset and freedom, with the power of a major player ? Join us to become the co-founders of our urban ventures.


Our studio is powered by ICADE, a key player in building and transforming cities.
We team up with talented entrepreneurs to create together game-changing start-ups.

A unique opportunity for co-founders


We test opportunities with each entrepreneur and we invest in 3 to 5 start-ups each year.



We offer a unique access to ICADE's assets and clients.



We are a diverse team of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, business developers and real estate specialists, determined to redesign urban life.



We work hand-in-hand with HEC Incubator to accelerate our projects for the first 6 months. This partnership provides our co-founders with an additional access to their community of mentors and successful entrepreneurs.

From idea to business

We meet entrepreneurs all year round. This is how we work:



A few weeks to meet the team, get your first insights from ICADE's business units and explore an idea together
  • You have an idea or a project?
  • You have no idea yet but want to launch your start-up?
  • Looking for an existing start-up you could become CEO of?


A 6-month program to validate your product-market fit
  • A place to work at Urban Odyssey's office in Paris Bastille
  • HEC Incubator's support
  • Pre-seed funding


A 12-to-18-month business acceleration program
  • Access to ICADE's business
  • Seed funding

Cities are changing. We want to build a positive future for urban life

We are facing major environmental challenges, cities need to transition towards new ways of working, living and sharing urban spaces. As a market leader, ICADE has a role to play in designing solutions to promote a more sustainable urban life. 


Let's build the city we want to live in!

We focus on


The future of home
new living experiences, solutions for affordable housing, new dwelling design, shared living, …


The future of work
new workplaces, proptech applications, wellbeing at work and management innovations, …


The future of care and wellbeing
healthcare continuum services and facilities, human care experience in the city, healthcare hospitality experience, healthcare physical and digital solutions for the benefit of both patients and professionals, …


We believe in an holistic vision of our cities to create long-term value through sustainable living environments.


That is why we are committed to developing new methods in the making of cities : new building techniques, recycling and upcycling, urban rewilding, frugal engineering, second life for ephemeral spaces…

Our urban ventures

Take a look at some of the start-up and new businesses co-founded by Icade.

We co-found 4 to 6 start-ups each year.
Check out our portfolio!

Contact us

We recruit entrepreneurs in residence all year round.

You want to create a new business with Urban Odyssey?

You have an idea? A start-up project? Or just want to join a team?

We are open for business. Contact us!