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Posted on 13 February 2018
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This first edition of the European Startup Prize for mobility was a great success, with nearly 500 startups from all over Europe responding to the call for applications. Who are the European startups of Mobility?
10 of them were selected on the basis of criteria such as their ecological and social impact, the degree of innovation of their product or service, or their traction, i.e. their ability to attract investors and customers.
These 10 startups will all participate in the coming months in a tour of the biggest European tech events during which they will meet investors, partners and potential future clients. Four of them will receive awards during a pitch session open to the press on Thursday, February 22nd in Brussels with a tailor-made accompaniment designed by The Boston Consulting Group, Parallel Avocats and Grimaldi Studio.
Via ID will support 4 laureates with a team will accelerate their development with a special mentoring program. Each startup will choose a thematic that will be address with a dedicated mentor. Via ID will also help to connect the laureates with any players of the ecosystem starting from his portfolio corporates.
AddSeat – Sweden
An innovative electric vehicle to facilitate short journeys for people with reduced mobility.
AppyParking – UK
Informs users in real time about the state of parking on streets.
ATSUKE – France
Offers mobile service solutions to enable omni-channel commerce and customer relations.
Cargonexx – Germany
Platform for connecting utility vehicle owners with professionals with freight needs.
COCOLIS – France
Collaborative platform dedicated to the transport of parcels by private individuals.
Klaxit – France
Carpooling offer for all transport pass holders in Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille, Nantes, Rennes, Grenoble and Orléans.
MaaS Global – Finland
Offers the purchase of public transport tickets via an application.
NRGkick – Austria
Revolutionises the charging of electric cars with new technology.
Tracefy Smart Mobility solutions – Netherlands
Provides a real-time internet connection with any e-bike to connect it to a GPS, platform, (personalised) application, or to exchange data.
Voltia e-mobility – Slovakia
Offers fleets of electric utility vehicles with zero CO2 emissions
Due to the high quality of some projects outside the European Union, the selection committee decided to create a special prize. A Swiss startup was selected, BestMile, an autonomous vehicle fleet management platform.
On 22 February, the 10 finalists will pitch their project in front of a jury of mobility experts, including Frédéric Mazzella, CEO and founder of BlaBlaCar, who will speak on the development of startups in the European market; Gilles Babinet, Digital Champion at the European Commission and Tanja Kufner, Director of Germany’s largest startup accelerator.
This event, which will be marked by European innovation with the intervention of two guest speakers Bertrand Piccard, President of Solar Impulse and Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport, will also be an opportunity to exchange views with Elisabeth Borne the French Minister of Transport and Jean Todt, President of the FIA.
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