Techstars Launches Pre-Accelerator with Audi to Promote Innovation in Mobility

Support is available for mobility-focused entrepreneurs to help them progress their early-stage businesses.

The Techstars and Audi Mobility Pre-Accelerator is a ten-week programme that provides individual founders, with an innovative idea or early-stage company in the mobility space, the training, tools, mentorship, and network to prepare them for the next level.

The programme cultivates a community of innovative and ambitious individuals who are motivated to support each other’s success. This experience will provide founders the ability to hone their entrepreneurial skills, connect with fellow founders for possible collaborations, and better understand their target customers.

The programme will take place from January to March 2023 in a hybrid (in-person and virtual) format. Each founder will receive a stipend of €2,000 per month, for three months.

Throughout the programme, participants will gain access to the Techstars network, subject matter experts at Audi, and key stakeholders from both Audi and Techstars. There will also be pitch coaching and 1:1 mentor sessions.

The scheme is open to early-stage founders from across Europe who are focused on mobility. Applicants should have a clear problem they are trying to solve and a clear solution. As examples, they may have a digital product or idea addressing areas such as health, community, EV charging, and in-car and out-of-car experiences.

The deadline for applications to be submitted is 1 November 2022.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)