From drones to urban infrastructure planning, Startupbootcamp in Berlin announces the startups to be accelerated in its latest program
Startupbootcamp, Europe’s largest accelerator, today announced the 11 teams that will join its Berlin-based Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy program. A diverse range of startups – from drones to urban infrastructure planning and shipping logistics – were chosen to join the accelerator program.
After reviewing hundreds of applicants from 39 countries, the successful startups were chosen during an intense, two-day selection process. In total, 19 finalists were invited to attend the Startupbootcamp Selection Days on 10-11 July and pitch their startups to over 80 mentors and program partners.
STARTUPS IN THE PROGRAM:
Envio Systems (Canada): A centralized cloud based operating system for portfolio and energy managers to provide interactive monitoring and controls of building operations to optimize energy efficiency.
FreewayWorks (Germany): A platform taking a new approach to connecting local businesses with customers.
Bike-ID (Estonia): An international registry, security solution, and insurance for bicycles.
Logidok (Hungary): A platform for transportation and shipping companies to receive digitized documents while in transit, handle them with ease, and save them for years.
Podaris (UK): A cloud based platform for collaborative transport planning. The web application betters the communication between the stakeholders working on an urban infrastructure and/or design project.
seeyousoon (Spain): A journey planner that finds the optimal city for friends and family living far from each other to meet in. The web application makes it easier for travelers to search and book a trip while saving on travel costs.
Parkables (Portugal): Wireless parking sensors that connect with your smartphone.
Shipwise (Spain): Helps companies ship their products by providing a logistics service built around a modern web app.
Turncircles (France): A next generation drone company.
otp – open telematic platform (Germany): Non-discriminatory and open telematic platform that connects any car built after 2001 with the internet of things (IoT). The open api of otp enables telematic solution providers to easily and quickly build new mobility solutions.
AWARE-247 (USA): Navigation platform that provides safety warnings, cost of alternate routes, and reliable information for planners and drivers.
Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy Managing Director, Tanja Kufner, said: “Selection Days are both intensive and inspiring for the participating startups, mentors and our partners. Each year, we see how the quality of applicants advances and increases the competitiveness of our program. Our growing reputation within the smart transportation & energy space has led to a talented group of startups with great potential to reach new heights during acceleration.”
Now on its second instalment, Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy focuses on accelerating startups working in the areas of Smart Mobility and Vehicles, Logistics and Supply, Location-Based Services, Sustainable Energy and Data Services, amongst others.
As with all Startupbootcamp programs, the 11 startups will benefit from extensive mentorship from 150+ entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate partners. Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy’s partners include Cisco, Mercedes-Benz, HERE, EnBW, Deutsche Bahn and Airbus.
Michael Bez, Innovation Manager at EnBW, said: “Our partnership with Startupbootcamp is a great way to foster external innovation to address today’s most pressing challenges in energy. The combination of entrepreneurial talent and engagement of key industry players helps us stay at the forefront of providing superior energy solutions to our customers.”
Michael Libio, Product Marketing Manager, Enterprise at HERE, said: “At HERE, we create solutions that address the growing challenges that cities face in transportation. Through our partnership with Startupbootcamp we’ve been able to get to know and support innovative startups that are also tackling these very issues. We look forward to working with the selected teams on new services that shape the future.”
On August 10th, the ten teams chosen to enter the program will move into Berlin’s Rainmaking Loft, a 1,000sqm startup hub in the heart of the European startup metropolis.
In addition to six months of free office space, the startups will each receive €15,000 seed funding and extensive mentorship from 150+ entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate partners. In total, the perks and special offers are worth over €400,000. At the end of the three-month program, startups pitch at Demo Day to more than 150 investors.
Startupbootcamp was founded in 2010 in Copenhagen. The program offers startups access to world-class industry expertise during an intensive three-month program. Startupbootcamp has eleven programs in nine cities, and a mentor and alumni network from 30+ countries across the globe. Programs are currently active in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Eindhoven, London, Barcelona, Singapore and Istanbul, with other cities and vertical programs to be announced soon.