With its Funding the Movement program, Autonomy encourages startups to pitch in front of investors and big companies
Funding the Movement is Autonomy’s startup program in which mobility innovators from all over the world will gather to pitch in front of international investors looking to fund ambitious projects. This event is an opportunity for the selected startups to meet and connect with the actors who will be essential to their development and help facilitate their growth.
For its 2018 edition, our Call for Startups received more than 120 applications, coming from 25 different countries. Autonomy and its partners then selected 20 of the most innovative startups in urban mobility, to invite them to pitch at Funding the Movement.
By attending, their goals were to meet investors, VCs – and more globally all players in the innovation ecosystem working towards improving sustainable mobility – and find sustainable financing and partnerships to accelerate their growth and grow your business.
4 startups received the “Most Innovative Technology” prize
14 other startups had the chance to pitch in front of the investors, and connect with them during the following networking cocktail
“We are glad that the startups we have curated through our European Startup Prize for mobility are participating in Funding the Movement. It is indeed an exciting opportunity for them to meet investors from all over the world, and connect with innovative big mobility companies.”
Karima Delli – Member of the European Parliament, Chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee
“Participating in Autonomy was a great way for us to discover startups from all over the world, especially in Paris which is considered by many as ‘the last-mile capital of the world.’”
Mark Paris – Managing Director URBAN-X
“I was recently part of the jury of the European Startup Prize for mobility in Brussels, and once again, was impressed with the talent represented there, and with the services that new mobility startups can offer. But in order for them to reach their goals, startups need investors, and this is what we want to do at Autonomy with our Funding the Movement program: get funders and founders under the same roof to do business. At Autonomy, we are proud to be part of the movement by connecting investors with ambitious and innovative mobility-themed companies.”
Ross Douglas, CEO and founder of Autonomy.
Read the opinion piece by Ross Douglas : “Europe’s got talent, now it’s time to fund the movement”