The Detroit-based mobility accelerator program is seeking applicants to take part in their 2016 Techstars Mobility Program: US $120,000 start-up funding and training offered to up to 12 innovative start-ups. The class of 2015, the first Techstars Mobility class ever, included a Canadian start-up.
Techstars Mobility Detroit focuses on the rapidly changing mobility and transportation industry. They’ve partnered with 8 leading mobility corporations including Ford, Verizon, Magna, Dana, Honda, McDonald’s, Munich Re and Michelin.
Techstars Mobility is looking for software, hardware, and advanced materials businesses across all stages of development — pre-seed, seed, Series A and later.
Because of the 8 corporate partnerships, no start-up is “too far along” to see a huge benefit from participation in the program.
Mobility is defined as technologies that power the efficient movement of people, goods and services across all modes of transportation. Techstars Mobility is looking for start-ups that not only fit this thesis but also align across innovation themes including: connected car, trucking and multi-modal transportation solutions across connectivity, mobility, autonomy, customer experience, big data, safety and security.
As one of the funding partners, Ford Motor Co. is especially encouraging start-ups interested in the Techstars Mobility program to concentrate on advancing four key areas in-line with the automaker’s own Smart Mobility goals:
– The consumer experience;
– Information technology and data analytics;
– Multimodal trip integration; and
– Flexible ownership and user experience.
More information on the program and link to the application form please visit : http://www.techstars.com/content/blog/techstars-mobility-kicks-off-second-year-of-accelerator-program-in-detroit/