Pioneers Discover is pleased to share the names of the 15 finalists chosen by Kapsch for its Factory1 global accelerator program. Our consultancy arm scouted all of the 193 startups who completed applications for the mobility-focused program, in which the four winners stand to win €160,000 in equity-free funding, acceleration days, Proof of Concept opportunities and four months of business development.Read more
Electric mobility, car sharing, autonomous vehicles, and connected cars are the four major areas in which car manufacturers, internet giants, and technology companies are competing for the future of mobility. At the end of the day, it’s all about who has primary access to the consumer. As fewer and fewer young people get driving licenses, fewer and fewer people in cities want to afford a car and more and more consumers want to get from A to B sustainably, intelligent mobility services are in demand.Read more
The shortlist for participants of the Kapsch Factory1 corporate accelerator has been finalized. 193 startups have applied for the five-month program. 15 young international companies now have the chance to make it into the „Factory1 2K19“ program and receive equity free financial resources and expert mentoring.Read more
Today, many things are connected to the Internet – from flower pots to TV sets and sneakers. One very important part of our lives is surprisingly not connected yet: the cars. The communication process between vehicles and the infrastructure still primarily happens through the human drivers – they look at traffic lights, wave pedestrians across the road or nod to each other at intersections.Read more
With their „Factory1“ Accelerator Program, Kapsch invites startups to work on innovative solutions in the mobility sector and offers unique opportunities to collaborate with the globally-operating technology group and its partners. Throughout a four-months period the program „Factory1 2K19“ provides equity free financial resources and expert mentoring.Read more
E-Scooters, self-driving cars and new shared mobility models – the mobility landscape is being completely reshaped.Read more
The applications for the mobility accelerator program, Kapsch Factory1 2K19, are open until 12th December 2018. We talked to Marcus Handl, Head of Corporate Development & Innovation.When talking about big technological changes that will affect the entire society, the mobility sector is one industry that stands to bring on some of the biggest changes. Self-driving cars and new shared mobility models may be the most obvious developments going on in the sector but in fact numerous other technological innovations also play a role.Read more
Kapsch opens the call for the „Factory 1“ Accelerator Program which offers unique opportunities to collaborate with the globally-operating technology group and its partners. Throughout a four-months period the program „Factory1 2K19“ provides equity free financial resources and expert mentoring. Startups that want to shape the future of mobility can apply here until December 12th 2018.Read more
After the first Factory1 program in 2017, we reflected on our journey to corporate-startup collaborations. We shared the progress and discussed the remaining challenges. The lessons learned triggered the evolution of the second Factory1 edition in 2019.
Hence, for this update to our first white paper, we ask: What happens at the end of a corporate accelerator program? We zoom-in on the post-acceleration phase to understand how to facilitate long-term partnerships between corporates and startups.
Kapsch. challenging limits.
Mobility is rapidly transforming and provides exciting new opportunities. To be ready in these changing markets, more and more corporates collaborate with startups to combine the best of two worlds, the speed of the startup and the market-reach of the corporate. Kapsch, founded the Factory1 accelerator to explore these new opportunities. Cognizant of the challenges these collaborations bring, we created this whitepaper to share our lessons learned and lay-out a wise framework for designing corporate-startup collaborations. We hope our guide will be useful for managers aiming to navigate the challenges and capture the benefits of corporate-startup collaborations.
Kapsch. challenging limits.