The question behind
our impact stories
What brought you here?
The Urban Engine team loves this question.
We rarely hear the same answer twice.
After asking hundreds of people how they ended up at Urban Engine we began to realize the dynamic impact our work has on the communities we serve. So, we started to capture the stories of people in our networks and the unique ways our programs and resources have made a difference in their entrepreneurial journey. Thus, The Collective Ambition was born.
The Collective Ambition™ is Urban Engine’s central hub of impact stories. It is our collection of the notable people and ideas that inspire us to spark, fuel and ignite the next generation of visionaries through our community programming. You will find features of founders and their startup stories with a focus on how their professional developments make an impact in their local cities. Experience the waves of transformation these motivational influencers have stormed through their hard work.
"Engineering was that link between the problem solving world and the creative world. You get to solve creative problems or solve technical problems, creatively. Engineering is such a good platform; if I decided that I would like to become a chef one day, it has given me such a good foundation for problem solving, efficiency, and systematic approaches to things.Read More
Aaron Wypyszynskii came to CoWorking Night as an engineer-turned-entrepreneur looking for help with the business side of his startup, Wyp Aviation. Through his [ Urban Enginen ] connections, Aaron landed a spot in 2017's SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event, where he'll present his WingBoard idea to an audience of experts and potential funders.Read More
Elise, a regular at CoWorking Night, a program byUrban Engine, says the free weekly conference benefits professionals of all backgrounds and ages. “CoWorking Night facilitates organic (business) growth,” she says. “It gets you here, it gets you to a location, and from there you never know what’s going to happen.”Read More
Sarah Napier Bailey was visiting a friend when she realized she could help families from all around Huntsville by starting a boutique specializing in babywearing carriers and developmental toys. More than two years later, Acorn Treasures is thriving and Sarah says her store has the largest selection of baby carriers in town.Read More
My purpose of coming to CoWorking Night is to expose myself to business leaders, whether in aviation, engineering, business, or technology, and take this back to my students in Huntsville City Schools in order to prepare them to build the local labor workforce. When you start to connect, you start to share knowledge, and when you do that you build community. Huntsville has the opportunity…Read More
“I have been trying to sate this burning desire and passion with logic and writing fiction, (but) what I really am passionate about is programming,” he says. “Making the digital world have a physical impact and presence in the physical one.”Read More