PRESS RELEASE – Berlin, Wednesday 22 March 2017
Startupbootcamp, a top global accelerator, today announced the 12 teams that will join its Berlin-based Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy program. Startups working on technological trends such as machine learning, big data, and artificial intelligence are represented in the 2017 batch.
After reviewing hundreds of applicants from 58 countries, the 12 successful startups were chosen during an intense, two-day selection process. In total, 17 finalists were invited to attend the Startupbootcamp Selection Days on 17 – 18 March and pitch their startups to over 60 mentors and program partners.
STARTUPS IN THE PROGRAM:
AirTeam (Germany): Connects businesses that need aerial shots with pilots that can execute these shots.
Casesense Technologies (Israel): Offers integrated “Smart Case” Solutions for courier delivery optimization.
Cellepathy (USA): Smartphone-powered connected car technology. It enables the deployment hardware-free telematic solutions that leverage the smartphones your users already take wherever they go.
Delphisonic (Turkey): Machine learning methods for predictive maintenance of railway vehicles, wind turbines and marine and heavy production machinery.
Gophr (UK): Delivery network that connects professional same-day couriers to business customers in the UK.
Jet8 (Germany): Provides regular private jet flights for a fixed monthly fee.
Make-my-day (Israel): A smart car system that provides the optimal route for driver errands.
Optiyol Decision Analytics (Turkey): Designs optimization algorithms to solve supply chain planning problems.
Parknav (USA): Uses AI to help connected cars find street parking.
RailVision (Israel): Offers long range railway obstacle detection system for trains.
Sensefinity (Portugal): Develops fully-integrated IoT solutions including for hardware, communications, and cloud systems.
Wikiroutes (Russia): Crowdsourcing startup collecting public transit information.
Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy Managing Director, Tanja Kufner, said: “Startupbootcamp on average accelerates ten teams per program. The fact that we chose twelve startups out of seventeen for the program this year speaks to quality of the teams that we met at Selection Days. We were very impressed by the founders and the teams and feel energized for the upcoming program.”
This is the fourth cohort of startups that has joined the specialized Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy program. As with all Startupbootcamp programs, the 12 startups will benefit from extensive mentorship from 150+ entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate partners. Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy’s partners include Airbus, Cisco, HERE, Kuehne + Nagel, Mercedes-Benz, SBB Cargo, and Vinci.
Patrick Brugger, Head of Innovation at SBB Cargo, said: “Attending Startupbootcamp Selection Days for the first time was a very insightful experience for us. The accelerator helps us learn from and work with startups to strengthen our own innovation initiatives. We congratulate the successful startups and look forward to working with them during the three-month program.”
On April 18th, the twelve 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. At the end of the three-month program, startups pitch at Demo Day to more than 400 people including investors and members of the press.
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Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp is a global accelerator network with 18 programs in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Chengdu, Eindhoven, Istanbul, London, Mexico City, Miami, Mumbai, New York, Rome, and Singapore, and a 3,000+ strong mentor and alumni network in more than 30 countries. More than 400 startups have been accelerated by Startupbootcamp worldwide, raised over €210 million and achieve a combined valuation of more than €500 million. 80% of these startups are still active. For more information, visit: www.startupbootcamp.org.