Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy

Only 54 Days Until Demo Day

About the Program

Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy is the leading global startup accelerator with a focus on the connected and efficient mobility of people and goods.

We provide funding, mentorship, and office space in the heart of Berlin and access to a global network of corporate partners, mentors, and investors, for up to ten selected startups across the globe.

For three months, the ten teams chosen to enter the program will work in Berlin’s Rainmaking Loft, a 1,000sqm startup hub. They will collaborate with over 150 corporate partners, mentors, and investors to build world class smart transportation & energy products.

We are very proud to have the following major global brands as partners: Airbus, Cisco, HERE, Kuehne + Nagel, Mercedes-Benz, and VINCI. These partners allow the program to provide expertise, market exposure, and access to a network of company professionals that most early-stage smart transportation & energy startups would not be able to otherwise access.

We are on the lookout for startups innovating in the smart transportation and/or energy sector. Below is a representation of the hot topics in the Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy 2016 focus:

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  • Mar 08

    Applications open

  • Jun 01

    Applications close

  • Jul 07 - 09

    Selection Days

  • Aug 29

    Program begins

  • Nov 24

    Demo Day

What's the Deal?

Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy is partnered with Airbus, Cisco, HERE, Kuehne + Nagel, Mercedes-Benz, and VINCI to offer program startups unparalleled opportunities to grow through pilot projects and industry-specific mentorship.

The program is led by Tanja Kufner. Tanja has over 20 years of experience in the areas of venture capital, management consulting, and telecommunications.

Access to Startupbootcamp's global network

Each startup will gain access to Startupbootcamp's massive mentor, partner, and investor networks. Over 150 mentors support the Smart Transportation & Energy program.

Growth support

The three month Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy accelerator guides a company through the Shape, Build, and Sell stages of development, through hands-on sessions with mentors and masterclasses on topics ranging from lean to legals. 

Seed funding & other perks

All teams receive €15,000 in cash per team, €400,000+ in partner services, and six months of free office space in Berlin's Rainmaking Loft, to dedicate 100% of their time to the program.

Acceleration & Demo Day

After three months of acceleration the ten teams are invited to present their companies to 300+ investors, mentors, and partners during Demo Day. All startups are given invaluable pitch training and support from industry experts in the lead up to the day.

Startupbootcamp Alumni

Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy are actively supported long after they leave the accelerator. All startups will be a part of the Alumni Growth Program, which exposes them to a growing global network of mentors, investors, and startups. 

In return, Startupbootcamp gets 6% equity in each company. We don't take board seats, and we don't get preferred shares. We strive to be the world's most useful co-founders.

Any other questions?

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