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Posted on 21 September 2020

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On September 10th, the EUSP’s Demo Day powered by Via ID was held, highlighting the 10 winning startups in front of an audience of international investors. 

 

In the framework of the European Startup Prize for Mobility, co-founded by Via ID, BCG and the European Parliament, 10 European mobility startups were selected from more than 550 applications. To learn more about these startups, you can read this article decrypting important information about the mobility ecosystem in Europe.

 

 

The aim of this Demo Day is to put the 10 winning startups in the spotlight in front of more than 200 investors and corporates.

 

Karima Delli (Member of the European Parliament), as well as Sophie Bailly (Head of Partnerships at Via ID) and Maureen Le Baud (Partner – Investment Manager at Via ID) were gathered to discuss during a 20-minute round table moderated by Cristian Santibanez, to talk about mobility in Europe and its issues, especially in a post-covid context. Following this exchange, the startups each had 3 minutes to present their product/service, followed by one minute to answer a question asked by Maureen Le Baud, offering a real investment dimension to this event. 

 

Thanks to this Demo Day, the startups had the opportunity to present their solution, and to be noticed by potential investments. 

 

This event brought together more than 160 investors and corporations from 27 different countries, allowing the winning startups to benefit from a significant visibility within the European ecosystem. 

Among these 160 participants, were counted :

  • 24% of VCs, 
  • 14% of CVCs,
  • 7% of Business Angels
  • 51% of corporate
  • 4% Family Office

 

That is 45% of the audience being represented by potential investors. 

 

As a reminder, the 10 startups present were :

  • Addvolt: the world’s first pluggable electrical system
  • Autofleet: the first Vehicle as a Service platform for fleets
  • Chargery: a full service provider for shared electric fleets
  • Fairtiq: an application offering the simplest way to get around on a daily basis
  • Humanizing Autonomy: software for real-time analysis and prediction of user behavior to prevent road accidents.
  • Motion Tag : Identifies how, when and why people move through analysing 10 different modes of transportation
  • Pony : the 1st shared micro-mobility program to decentralize vehicle ownership
  • Skipr: an application enabling business users to manage, plan, book and pay for their travel in a single mobility platform.
  • UFT: a software for an on-demand bus service
  • Unifly: solution to streamline the safe integration of UAVs in airspace

This event has been well received by European investors and corporates, and we hope that it will have created many opportunities for the startups we support.

 

If you were not able to attend this Demo Day, do not hesitate to watch the replay