The future of mobility and logistics is being built today. It is now up to you to shake up the status quo. Powered by Axel Springer Plug and Play, the world’s biggest innovation platform, and Deutsche Bahn (DB), Europe’s biggest transportation company, the 100-day accelerator program provides tech startups with the resources to build their visions.

At Beyond1435 the future happens faster: by joining forces in Berlin, sourcing disruptive startups and prepping them for global success. Upon program completion, DB Digital Ventures and Plug and Play invest in the most promising ideas. A new era of mobility and logistics begins with Beyond1435.

The name combines DB’s heritage with the shared mission to go forth. 1435 mm is the standard gauge when it comes to railroad tracks. That’s how DB has moved countless people and goods from start to finish. A digitized world disrupts mobility as we know it, and creates tomorrow’s standards going beyond today’s limitations.

If your tech startup is early stage but has the capacity to scale quickly, the three-month on-site program in Berlin is your next step to success. It will help you bring your prototype to market and let it soar across the world.

For the next batch, Beyond1435 is looking for startups with innovative technologies and high-growth potential in the mobility, logistics and infrastructure sector. This includes topics such as: Smart Mobility, Smart City, Smart Logistics, Big Data and Internet of Things.

What you get when you join Beyond1435

·      €25k. How’s that for a start?

You will get funded for your three months with €25k – no strings attached, no equity exchanged. By the end, you will pitch for a follow-on investment offer by DB Digital Ventures and Plug and Play.

·      A world-class program to thrive

Regular mentoring sessions and network events will help you succeed. Build relationships within our global network to reach the ultimate milestone.

·      Tech, mobility and logistics expertise

Plug and Play knows how to write startup success stories. DB supports on all things mobility and logistics, such as know-how, data assets and contacts.

·      Coworking in Berlin with potential Silicon Valley extension

You will work for three months on-site at DB Mindbox, an inspiring coworking space right at the river Spree, and benefit from an ongoing exchange between startups and partners.

Check out the startups of the current batch and apply for the next program until August 31st.


Source: http://theheureka.com/make-future-mobility-or-logistics-happen-faster-20170613

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