Startupbootcamp, Europe’s largest accelerator has today announced the launch of a new cross-continental programme connecting Berlin and San Francisco around the theme of Smart Transportation & Energy – The Connected and Efficient Mobility of People and Goods.
Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy, a first-of-its-kind programme, will see the existing successful Berlin programme pivot to the new vertical theme. A new programme is being built in the US aiming to launch in early 2015. Both will accelerate startups working in the areas of Smart Mobility and Vehicles, Logistics and Supply, Location-Based Services, Sustainable Energy and Data Services, amongst others (for a full list see below).
Each program will select the ten best startups from thousands of applicants across the globe and run a three-month Startupbootcamp in Berlin (Fall) and San Francisco (Spring). As with all Startupbootcamp programmes, ten successful startups in each location will benefit from extensive mentorship from 100+ entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate partners. Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation and Energy has already brought key partners on board the programme, including HERE, the global maps and location intelligence business of Nokia; electric utilities company EnBW; multinational automotive corporation Daimler; leading network provider Cisco Systems; Castrol’s innoVentures, Castrol’s innovation arm, and leading global supplier of technology and services Bosch.
Each successful team will also receive €15,000 (over $20,600) and six months free office space in either Berlin’s Rainmaking Loft, a 1,000sqm coworking space in the heart of the European startup capital, or in the future San Francisco home of Startupbootcamp. In total, the perks and special offers are worth over €400K ($550,000).
A coach from the Mobicap Network will provide coaching to the participants of Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy – The Connected and Efficient Mobility of People and Goods.
More information can be found on: http://www.startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/berlin.html
Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp is Europe’s leading startup accelerator with a mentor and alumni network from 30+ countries across the globe. The program offers startups access to world-class industry expertise during an intensive three-month program. At the end of the program, startups pitch at Demo Day to more than 150 investors. Programs are currently active in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Eindhoven, Tel Aviv and Haifa (Israel), London and Istanbul, with other cities and vertical programs to be announced soon.